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Career Development

10 Ways to Get the Most Out of Negotiating with Your Vendors

By - January 25, 2022

Negotiation is a necessary skill for all Assistants. Patrick S. Woods shares 10 key ways to shine in vendor negotiations
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Your Skills Define Your Role

By - July 31, 2021

The Global Skills Matrix : a globally recognised framework for administrators and HR teams that makes it possible to realise the potential to an organisation of an effective administrator
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Take Your Seat at the Innovation Table

By - March 25, 2020

If you want a seat at the innovation table, you must take credit for your ideas and make them happen says Dinah Liversidge
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Snakes and Ladders

By - November 25, 2017

On your route to the top, anticipate and avoid the snakes, and look for and grasp the ladders explains Helen Monument
Career Development

The Future of Work: Skills for 2020

By - November 25, 2017

Anel Martin highlights the top ten skills you need to future-proof your career, detailed by the World Economic Forum in their report “The Future of Jobs”.

Executive Assistant by Day and Trainee Special Constable by Night

By - September 25, 2017

When considering outside commitments, don’t underestimate the power of your skillset and experience explains Carly McIntyre
Career Development

Upgrade your skills and become a Rockstar Assistant

By - September 25, 2017

Julia Schmidt and Andrea Macarie explain how to own your future and create the next version of yourself: a Rockstar Assistant  Moore’s law, also known as the “exponential growth and accelerated change” law, has profound societal implications. While we tend to think linearly, technology is evolving exponentially. This translates into a gap between where we... Read more »

How to Write a KILLER LinkedIn Headline

By - July 27, 2017

Headlines give spark and color to a profile and can hint at  personality, unique selling propositions and soft skills says Brenda Bernstein  How confident are you with the LinkedIn headline you have for yourself or that you’ve written for your executive? Have you crafted the headline with keywords and viewer engagement in mind? Many LinkedIn... Read more »
Cover Story

Shattering the Assistant Stereotype

By - March 24, 2017

Together we can challenge the perception of our profession says Shelagh Donnelly Have you ever been stereotyped in your career? I stay in touch with my readers around the globe through Weekend Polls, raising topical questions each Thursday and publishing results the following Tuesday. This February, when I raised the matter of stereotypes about the... Read more »
Personal Development

New Year – Same You…

By - January 25, 2016

What could you learn, build upon or do better in the New Year? asks Claire Lister

The Power of Listening

By - January 25, 2013

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. Winston Churchill The story is told of Franklin Roosevelt, who often endured long receiving lines at the White House. He complained that no one really paid any attention to what was said. One day,... Read more »
Business Strategy & Acumen

Why Training Fails

By - November 25, 2011

Training develops skills, but skill alone does not allow an employee to succeed, explains Ann Latham