Administrative Blog

Read our blog posts for administrative professionals to get leadership and management advice, as well as tips to land an administrative job.

Resumania™: Keep Salary Requirements Out of Your Resume

Here’s some career advice you can bank on: Don’t include your salary requirements in your resume unless an employer specifically requests that information in the job posting. Mentioning compensation can come across as presumptuous. In addition, you could put yourself at a disadvantage later if the job pays more than the salary you list. Plus, money is not everything.

Resumania™: Certain Resume Mistakes are Impossible to Overlook

While it is true that a single typo on your resume can damage your chances of landing a job interview, all errors are not created equal. For example, if you’re a strong candidate with highly marketable skills, a hiring manager might be willing to ignore the fact that you wrote to instead of too.

Microsoft Word Shortcuts: 8 Tips Every Admin Should Know

If you work in an office setting, chances are you use Microsoft Word. Mastering the basics of the program may seem easy, but there’s more to it than meets the eye. In fact, a multitude of Microsoft Word shortcuts are available that will save you time if you know how to use them.



Resumania™: Beware the Risks of Resume Humor

With April Fools’ Day just around the corner it’s time to bust out the whoopee cushions. While pulling some harmless pranks around the office is generally fine, keep the resume humor to a minimum.

5 Challenging Interview Scenarios: How to Act Like A Pro

You’re in the market for a new job. You search and submit resumes to openings that are the best match to your background and qualifications. You get the call from an HR representative, who schedules time for you to meet the hiring manager, and you begin to think about the ideal outfit to wear for your meeting. Now comes the part of the job search process that can conjure up thoughts of uncertainty and maybe a little trepidation – the interview.