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There are some things you simply never want to say at work.
These phrases carry special power: they have an uncanny ability to make you look bad even when the words are true.
Worst of all, there’s no taking them back once they slip out.
I’m not talking about shocking slips of the tongue, off-color …Human Resources
In the spring of 2015, we surveyed over 2,500 PAs and almost 300 senior level employers from organisations of all sizes across the UK. They …United Kingdom
About pages are hard. You have one page to summarize who you are, what you do, and how you’re different in a clear, concise, and confident way. No …Writing
Stress is a common obstacle to productivity and career success.
That's why being able to manage stress effectively can prove pivotal.
We spoke with psychotherapist Amy Morin, the author of "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," to find out the best way to approach stress management.
1. They keep …Stress
Let’s start with the good news: You just bumped into a well-connected person and impressed the heck out of her. So much so, in fact, that she asked …Small Business
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Office Lens trims, enhances and makes pictures of whiteboards and documents readable. Office Lens can convert images to …
My mantra for organizing your space is “everything has its place!” If you can’t find space for something, chances are you probably don’t need it. …Personal Organizing
Using the word “mentor” will make your expectations clear.
This article is published in partnership with Money.com. The original version can be found here.
By Brianna McGurren / Nerd Wallet
When you start your first job, you’ll have plenty of questions about the real world that college might not have …Employment
When thoughtful, high performing assistants offer their perspectives, people pay attention. People such as bestselling author Sue France, a former …France
Mail delivery used to be a sport for the whole family. The dog was excited to see the mailman (as he was likely to be then), even if the mailman was not excited to see the dog. The baby loved to rip up the packaging and stomp on the foam bubbles. That left Miss Manners time to read her letters in …Email
Far fewer managers are putting in five days of 9 to 5.
The 40-hour work week may be facing the same fate as the home phone — extinction.
A new survey shows that half of all managers are working more than 40 hours per week, reports the Wall Street Journal, and nearly 40% have seen their average hours …Extinction
Just five minutes after meeting sleep and energy expert Dr Nerina Ramlakhan in her central London clinic, she delivers some bad news.
"You've got the classic pattern of someone who's in a fatigue cycle," she says.
"You're running on survival energy. Your sympathetic nervous system is in overdrive. I …Public Broadcasters
You know that lying on your resume is an absolute no-no. And while you’d (hopefully) never fake a degree, there are some times when it’s unclear what …Social Media
While the celebrity lifestyle may appear to be filled with glitzy red carpets and A-list events, there's plenty that goes on behind the scenes that isn't quite as glamorous.
Behind most celebrities is a team of people working to make sure everything looks perfect and runs smoothly in the hectic life …Gossip
The “9 to 5 job”—is there any phrase that’s more laughable than that?
With round-the-clock email accessibility and phones that only get switched off …Ninja
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“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs *
It’s about love.
The great assistants all love what they do. They unabashedly …Personal Assistants
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People speak on average 180 words a minute — that's 3 words a second. Can you write 3 words a second? Probably not.
Do you …
Editor’s Note: This article written in collaboration with FirstJob, a job site that matches recent college graduates with quality entry-level and …Baby Boomers
IAAP Branch Events serve as a regional touch-point for administrative and office professionals. You’ll have the opportunity to interact, network, and …Texas
Beginning on January 5, 2015, to earn the MOS Master certification in Office 2013, you must choose one of the following tracks (Word 2013, Excel …
Women were granted the right to vote exactly 95 years ago today. It’s a day of celebration for how far we’ve come, but even more, it’s a day of …
Well this has been an interesting couple of days.
On Monday news broke about a premiership footballer who had advertised for a new Executive PA. …BBC