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Office Politics and How to Rise Above the Drama

It doesn’t take long after joining the workforce to realize there’s more to professional success as an administrative professional than following the employee handbook. Even at the best of companies, you must be adept at dealing with office politics: those unspoken rules that help you work well with others and get ahead.

Resumania™: Writing Cover Letters Is Key

Is writing cover letters important? Uh, yeah, it is! Ninety-one percent of executives polled by Robert Half said cover letters are valuable when evaluating job candidates. So, be sure to include one with every resume you submit.

Build Your Written Communication Skills in 5 Steps

I can trace back the point when I started developing my written communication skills to Mrs. Begley’s third grade class. She asked us to write our own books that year so they could be entered into the district’s Young Authors book competition. I won! This eight-year-old felt on top of the world. I got to present my book at a special event. I didn’t know it then, but The Flood of Ice Cream was launching a lifelong love of writing and, eventually, my career.