Employees who are recognized for their accomplishments and abilities often times enjoy greater career satisfaction. Becoming an award-winning administrative professional can also boost your credibility. Awards can offer you something new to add to your LinkedIn profile, social media posts, and resume. Continue reading
Who Should You List as a Reference?
The individuals you list on your Reference document need to be selected carefully. Do not rush in this decision making process. A current or former manager would be a good choice. Other possible reference options could include: a co-worker, someone who works in your related field, or a teacher. Do not assume that all individuals know how to give a proper reference and know what to say to a potential employer. When you begin your job search, ask individuals if they will be a reference and will give you a good recommendation. Choose individuals who will: Continue reading
Should you discuss your salary with your coworkers? Probably not. Most people tend to avoid the topic of salary either because it is against company policy or people are afraid of hurting the feelings of coworkers. Few private companies are transparent in what they pay their employees.
Do you know the latest compensation trends for administrative professionals? If not, OfficeTeam has prepared The 2015 Administrative Salary Guide for you to use as a reference. The 2015 Administrative Salary Guide is an informative publication filled with helpful information to help guide businesses and administrative professionals to understand the latest compensation trends. Continue reading
Over the last week within the United States, thousands of students, staff, and faculty have recently been impacted by the influence of the Department of Education to close Heald College. Heald College was once a regionally accredited business-career college in business since 1863. Many students are now scrambling to seek alternatives to continue their education and dear friends of mine that I have worked with for 16 years are now displaced and out of work.
As the doors closed the week of April 27, 2015 at Heald College, employees were handed final paychecks with no severance pay, no job placement, and no cobra health insurance to continue their healthcare benefits after April 30, 2015. How do I know this? I was one of the faculty members impacted by this decision. Continue reading
Certified Career Management Coach and Trainer Madelyn Mackie is an incredible resource for administrative professionals who are interested in advancing their career. Through her keynote presentations, workshops, and resume writing coaching, she shares her knowledge on how you can set yourself apart in today’s competitive environment.
Madelyn has offered this blog post to help you or someone you know during a sudden lay off.
Did you recently get a pink slip in a company layoff? Don’t panic. Follow the steps below, and you’ll be well on your way to your next career opportunity. Continue reading