Administrative Blog

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

WorkVine: 5 Leadership Qualities We Can Learn from Optimus Prime

One thing’s for sure: You must be a great leader if you’re a Peterbilt 379. That’s the form Optimus Prime took when he accepted the Matrix of Leadership and became the head of the Autobots — the "good guys" in the new movie Transformers: Age of Extinction. Optimus Prime has leadership qualities to spare and can teach us all a thing or two about how to manage and lead a good team. Wield the Matrix of Leadership title in your firm by learning these five savvy leadership qualities

Resumania™: Polish Your Pitch to Get Hired

The pitch. It's what marketing and sales professionals use to entice potential clients and customers to buy (or at least further explore) a product or service. In many ways, your resume and cover letter combine to form a personal pitch meant to convince prospective employers that a certain product — you — is worth investing in.

4 Reasons Being the Underdog Could Be Your Biggest Advantage at Work

As the World Cup kicked off this month in Brazil, the U.S. team is facing what seems like an impossible task: To reach the second round of play, they must play up to par with two traditional soccer powerhouses, second-ranked Germany and fourth-ranked Portugal, along with Ghana, a scrappy team that’s beaten them in two previous World Cup tournaments.

Resumania™: Avoid Questionable Questions in Your Cover Letter

“There is no such thing as a dumb question." Well, some employers might disagree with that well-worn cliché after reading one too many misguided cover letters. Remember that when crafting a cover letter, your objective is to supply information, not request it. Keep the queries to a minimum in your application materials, and use the job interview to ask highly informed questions that show you've done your research.

7 Tips to Reverse Bad Luck in Your Job Search

Does every day feel like Friday the 13th when you’re searching for a job? If you can’t figure out how to reverse bad luck in your job hunt, follow our seven tips...

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