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™: ‘Miscellaneous’ and ‘Other’ Matters

Compelling content about your qualifications or trivial tidbits that have nothing to do with, well, anything? Guess what a hiring manager is more interested in?

We’ve previously written about why you shouldn’t focus on hobbies in your resume, but you’d also be wise to avoid including a “Miscellaneous” or “Other” section.

Resumania™: Soft Skills Matter, Even Before You’re Hired

Top-notch people skills aren’t merely preferred by employers today — they’re now expected for most roles. 

Because attitude is everything on the job hunt, don’t just focus on your technical qualifications when crafting your resume and cover letter. Emphasize those increasingly pivotal soft skills, too. These strengths might include the ability to lead a team, negotiate, build consensus or resolve conflict.

5 Interview Tips That Can Help You Stand Out

Want the hiring manager to think, “Wow, I should hire this candidate!” at your next interview? Here are some interview tips that can help you be successful, regardless of the company's hiring criteria.

Resumania™: Thank-You Notes Should Be Proofread, Too

Ask job candidates to name the most important part of the hiring process, and a common answer is likely to be the interview. But many applicants forget that what they do after the interview also impacts how employers perceive them. For instance, 91 percent of managers said it’s helpful for a candidate to send a thank-you note following an interview, according to a survey by our company.