Taming the Email Monster

Office Dynamics

Taming the Email Monster. Check out More Tips for Taming the Email Monster for the ‘do’s’ and ‘don’t’s’ to help you understand how to develop your own system for preventing email overwhelm. Admin Assistant Training Organizational Skills TechnologyI would like to introduce a new guest blogger to the Office Dynamics family! Alita Marlowe Bluford is an expert in efficiency and she plans to share some of her greatest tips with you here at The Joan Burge Blog!

Taming the Email Monster

Office Dynamics

Taming the Email Monster. Check out More Tips for Taming the Email Monster for the ‘do’s’ and ‘don’t’s’ to help you understand how to develop your own system for preventing email overwhelm. Tags: Admin Assistant Training Organizational Skills Technology I would like to introduce a new guest blogger to the Office Dynamics family! Alita Marlowe Bluford is an expert in efficiency and she plans to share some of her greatest tips with you here at The Joan Burge Blog!

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More Tips for Taming the Email Monster

Office Dynamics

Guest blogger, Alita Marlow Bluford continues her tips on taming the email monster. Taming the Email Monster (Continued). Focus and discipline is necessary to conquer the email monster. Admin Assistant Training Organizational Skills TechnologyBy Alita Marlowe Bluford, CPO®, PTAC®. Marlowe & Associates, Inc Efficiency Consultants. Farmington Hills MI 48333. 800-852-9050. www.efficiencyconsultants.com.

Fear Can Become a Monster If We Let It

Office Dynamics

The FEAR Monster. I developed new skills by facing my fear head on. Welcome to Halloween week. Halloween is such an interesting holiday and is becoming almost as popular as the other major holidays. The stores, boutique shops, and online businesses sell everything to decorate your home, prepare for parties, and offer all kinds of paraphernalia. For decades October has been the month of scary movies and costumes.

More Tips for Taming the Email Monster

Office Dynamics

Guest blogger, Alita Marlow Bluford continues her tips on taming the email monster. Taming the Email Monster (Continued). Focus and discipline is necessary to conquer the email monster. Tags: Admin Assistant Training Organizational Skills Technology By Alita Marlowe Bluford, CPO®, PTAC®. Marlowe & Associates, Inc Efficiency Consultants. Farmington Hills MI 48333. 800-852-9050. www.efficiencyconsultants.com.

Setting Healthy Boundaries Today

Office Dynamics

I told her, “She created the monster.” Assertive Attitude Career Management Communication Skills Conflict Resolution Interpersonal Skills Self Development Stress Management Uncategorized Work-Life BalanceSetting Healthy Boundaries. I was teaching a class two weeks ago from the Star Achievement Series®. Our theme for that day was the attitude component of Star Achievement.

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Set Healthy Boundaries at Work

Office Dynamics

I told her, “You created the monster.” Assertive Communication Skills Conflict Resolution Difficult People Self Development Work EnvironmentAn important component to self-management versus stress-management is to set healthy boundaries in the workplace. In this article what kind of boundaries and with whom. As administrative assistants and executive assistants, you can often feel like setting boundaries might get you fired or your leader will think you are not a team player.

2019 169

Do you have the courage to flourish?

Office Dynamics

It has a way of becoming a “monster” if you let it fester because the more you think about the thing you fear doing, the worse it seems. Admin Assistant Training Attitude Career Management Interpersonal Skills Productivity Professional Image Self Development #careeradvice administrative assistant courage at work courage to flourish how to grow in your admin role ideas to grow at work professional development

2016 131

13 Ideas for How to use Halloween in Marketing

Andrea Kalli

— Unleash your inner monster. — Zombies aren’t the only ones with mad survival skills. Using holidays as inspiration for marketing campaigns is a great idea. For Halloween, there is no shortage of marketing concepts that can be conjured up (see what I did there?) that play off of each other quite well. Here are 13 Marketing Concept Starter Ideas – How to use Halloween in your business content marketing: — Don’t be scared by xxx.

2016 153

Happy (belated) New Year!

ProAssisting Blog

ProAssisting came into being last year and this year our goal is to expand upon the great successes we’ve had so far… Just to re-cap, in addition to becoming a featured writer for Monster’s AdminSecret , we had a very robust beta testing period thanks to their community of assistants who put our training through its paces. Home Blog About Us Who we are About the Program Program Specifics Execs, HR Depts.

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Retained Search: The Ultimate 6-Stage Guide For Agency Recruiters

Recruit CRM

However, as a hiring manager, if you've got a bunch of niche roles that demand specific skill sets or exceptional expertise, retained search should be your go-to option. It not just requires higher skills but also great coordination.

The rise and rise and rise of the Fast & Furious franchise

Vox Open Sourced

The story is as much about the ways they become an ad hoc family as it is the bigger, badder monsters they face off against. is an underrated skill, and Walker was so good at it.

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Episode 246: How to Be Great at Your Job with Justin Kerr

Productivityist

Justin is a self-described efficiency monster, He is the author of the rogue corporate playbooks How to Write an Email and How to Be a Boss. On the term “efficiency monster” (4:50). This episode teaches us how to work with other human beings, how to balance life and work, what to do if someone at work hates you, and of course the critical skill of how to win an email fight. On today’s episode, I spent time with Justin Kerr.

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The 5 Stages of Handling Deep Emotions

Dumb Little Man

I had to keep the line tight and above all I had to use every skill I had learned over years of fishing not to lose this turtle. First Glimpse of the Monster When I first saw the turtle I understood why I had been confused about what I had on the line. Getting to know yourself is a lot about meeting these monsters of the depths and learning to live with them. Deep emotions can be difficult to deal with. But I have good news for you.

2012 208

5 Reasons Why You Need to Stop Taking Life Seriously

Dumb Little Man

Reason #2: Your Telepathic Skills are Most Likely Not Great. Maybe the person you hate at work isn’t a vindictive monster because she never gives you the days off you request. Pretentious title, but far from a call to adopt a stance of apathy within this wondrous and dynamic reality we exist together in. Well, no. It’s quite the opposite.

2019 161

How to Wrestle Deadlines and Win (Even When You Think You Can’t)

Men With Pens

Writers aren’t known for their planning and scheduling skills, after all – but nail deadlines, and you’ve turned yourself away from flaky and straight onto fantastically competent. By the time you realise that you have a monster in your world, it often seems like it’s too late to hit that deadline. Step 1: Spot Your Monster Early. So when you realise that your deadline’s becoming a monster, do something.

2011 58

5 Biggest Problems Faced By Small Businesses And How To Overcome Them

Dumb Little Man

Positions that are molded to fit a candidate’s skill (and not the other way around) can be detrimental to your business in the long run. But when the customers start complaining, when the deliveries start arriving late, and when the lawyers start calling, you may instantly notice how your stakeholders start to look like monsters clawing away at you. Startups are known to have specific needs that bigger companies won’t understand.

2017 133

My Resume Is Ready. What Now?

Job Advice Blog

Home Founder Resume Writing Career Coaching Marketing Yourself Selling Yourself Job Stress General Advice Interview Skills "The Relocated Spouse [link] — jobconnection My Resume Is Ready. On June 12, 2010, In Interview Skills by Alex Freund , By Alex Freund 0 People in transition or those who contemplate making a job change should not start dispersing their résumés all over the place before those résumés are up to snuff.

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List of 50 Great Word Games for Kids and Adults

Daily Writing Tips

After the list of 50 writing games, I’ve given you a top ten that I think are particularly great for kids who want to practice their writing skills. Of course, there are loads of online games (and quizzes and tools) that you can use to improve your writing skills, and I will be talking about some of the best of those. The rulebook contains lots of ideas and sample settings, with suggested characters and skills … but you can come up with pretty much any scenario you like. #3:

2019 86

How to Find a Holiday Job with Long-Term Potential

Office Dynamics

As John Rossheim, Monster senior contributing writer, points out, there are questions you need to ask when you interview , so that you can determine just how much potential there is for a long-term position with the company. But, if the company cross trains you, it is more likely that your position has long-term potential, because you are gaining skills in several positions and becoming a more valuable employee. Image via Pixabay by kaboompics.

2015 103

Keywords in Résumé Lead to Interviews

Job Advice Blog

Search the Internet via job boards such as Monster and The Ladders.com to find 5 to 20 job descriptions of jobs advertised in the field you’re interested in.

2010 109

Get A Job With A Thank You Letter

Professional Assistant Blog

Of course, you have to present yourself well, answer the interview questions properly, have the skills and knowledge of the position you are applying for and a few other factors that help you get the job. We both had similar skills, education, etc. In addition to my enthusiasm for performing well, I would bring the technical and analytical skills necessary to get the job done.

2008 100

4 Ways to Cope with Difficult Colleagues

Professional Assistant Blog

Remember that you are there to do your job because you have the skills and qualities that your manager hired you for. Home About Me Advertise 4 Ways to Cope with Difficult Colleagues By The Professional Assistant on Tuesday, December 04, 2007 Filed Under: Productivity D o you find yourself having to deal with a difficult person in your office? Do you feel that they are overbearing and don’t know when to keep their opinions to themselves?

2007 138

Why Google Calendar Eats All Other To Do List Apps For Breakfast

Productivityist

And now your to do list has turned into a giant monster. When you practice and improve this skill, you can be able to estimate planned tasks very accurate (+/- 10 minutes). Imagine how much better your planning skills would be if you set realistic deadlines for your tasks. This is a guest post by Tor Refsland. Tor decided to leave his six-figure job in order to follow his passion – to help online entrepreneurs SAVE TIME and INCREASE RESULTS.

Seminars for Professional Assistants

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise Seminars for Professional Assistants By The Professional Assistant on Wednesday, July 16, 2008 Filed Under: Networking , Productivity A re you looking to improve your skills and catch up with the latest office trends ? So my question to you is, are there any seminars for the professional assistants that you know of, that can help increase multi-tasking skills, efficiency and more?

2008 100

Thinking Outside the Job Description Box

Professional Assistant Blog

Administrative assistants are highly skilled in many areas and sometimes we take it for granted, not recognizing where we could go with our skills. Event Planning: Event planning is a big industry that looks for people who are skilled in planning big events without a hitch. Those who are skilled at regularly thinking on their feet as they come up with solutions and ideas both on the computer and on the job might be able to step into this role.

2008 100

How to Organize Tasks Effectively

Professional Assistant Blog

In relation to teaching organizational skills as well as skills in word processing and accounting, Bryant & Stratton College recently announced the launch of its new online Associate of Administrative Assistant ([link] degree program. The program focuses on the specialized knowledge and skills necessary to compete for and perform as administrative assistants in the 21st century.

2007 100

Want to Blog About Your Work?

Professional Assistant Blog

This is definitely good for sharing ideas and skills among teammates and other departments. We share ideas, skills and even ask guest speakers to provide up-to-date information and trends on what we need for our careers. Home About Me Advertise Want to Blog About Your Work? By The Professional Assistant on Wednesday, December 05, 2007 Filed Under: Client Service , Networking , Productivity D o you want to help your firm exceed in the business world? Do you have a knack for writing?

2007 100

11 Tips To Improve Your Performance

Professional Assistant Blog

Show people your skills and how you are making a difference. Remember to smile, do your job well and increase your foundation of skills. Home About Me Advertise 11 Tips To Improve Your Performance By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, November 08, 2007 Filed Under: Office Gossip , Productivity A re you asking yourself, “How can I improve my workplace?&# Do you feel that there are too many negative people or things going about your office?

2007 100

Fight or Flight? Dealing with a Difficult Colleague!

Professional Assistant Blog

This person sounds like a typical self-indulgent hipocrit who is climbing the ladder because of her people skills (kissing up) and not actual work related skills. Home About Me Advertise Fight or Flight? Dealing with a Difficult Colleague! By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, March 06, 2008 Filed Under: Job Seeking , Meetings , Office Gossip , Productivity H ave you had or are in a situation where your colleague is making your life miserable?

2008 109

When you can't go back, and you don't know how to go forward, make.

Virtual Moxie

People can behave like monsters, lost in their own pain and trauma, turning their violence and hatred on any easy target, and sometimes that target will be you. Its where savvy, committed, smart and highly skilled meet spunky, shameless, gutsy, and brazen. Virtual Moxie - The Cure For The Common Virtual Assistance Practice I Want Moxie!

2010 182

Blogging Tips for Company Blogs

Professional Assistant Blog

Skilled writing the key. Home About Me Advertise Blogging Tips for Company Blogs By The Professional Assistant on Tuesday, December 11, 2007 Filed Under: Client Service , Productivity D o you blog for your company? Do you feel like you want to voice your opinion about other topics? If you read my recent article on blogging at work, read on. Here are 9 great tips on making you a better blogger: Credentials are a must.

2007 100

The 4 Most Difficult Interview Questions

Professional Assistant Blog

Discuss your skill set, experience and abilities in a confident manner. Home About Me Advertise The 4 Most Difficult Interview Questions By The Professional Assistant on Friday, November 23, 2007 Filed Under: Job Seeking A re you going in for an interview for that dream job? Are you just looking for a job that can tie you over until you find that dream job?

2007 100

What It's Like to be a Male Admin

Professional Assistant Blog

Although I did have the skills and experience, I wasnt sure employers would view the move as a social disconnect. Home About Me Advertise What Its Like to be a Male Admin By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, September 13, 2007 Filed Under: H ere is a little blurb about myself in an article that I wrote recently: Being a male administrative assistant in a predominantly female profession is something everyone asks me about.

2007 109

Answering Reader Mail: Re-Entering the Admin Field

Musings of a High-Level Executive Assistant

Craft your resume based on experience and skill set, not chronologically - and tell a different story. Just like they say have 3-4 different resumes for certain roles, your career history should be edited to get to the heart of your skills not the timeline of it. Get into social media for your skill set and self branding. This also includes using career websites like Monster or Career Builder cause you never know who you might hear from by putting up your resume.

2012 40

Writing Tips from Blackbeard the Pirate

Men With Pens

This frees up your time and energy to focus on growing your business and finding writing assignments that better match your skills. You can get her weekly newsletter of marketing tips when you download her FREE ebook: Unleash the Beast: Releasing Your Inner Creative Monster. Edward Teach, more commonly known as Blackbeard, is perhaps the most notorious pirate that ever lived. As pirates are a generally notorious bunch, that’s no mean feat.

2012 54

On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: 5 Ways to Avoid Freaking Out About.

On The Job

Nothing will help you find another job or protect your career more than having a monster business network. It is THE most underutilized skill of professionals out there. Still, every time you meet with someone and can promote your skills, you should look at it as a good chance to hone your personal brand and become more skilled as selling yourself. You might even enhance an old skill or pick up a new one in the process.)

2010 144

Why Your Excuses Won’t Fly – or Get You What You Want

Men With Pens

I brought up my issues with a couple of therapists skilled in the fear department. It’s kind of like shining a light on the monster under the bed and finding a bunch of harmless dust bunnies. I used to love to fly. Planes? Bring ‘em. Awesome. But 12 years ago I’d flown home from a corporate trip and it had been… well, scary, to say the least.

2011 57

Answering Reader Mail: Before I Move to LA

Musings of a High-Level Executive Assistant

Don't neglect using sites like Brazen Careerist, LinkedIn, Monster, Facebook, Twitter, and Meetup to find people who can help you, who you can help, and people with your same questions. 5) Learn to cultivate hope, strength, and re-evaluation skills. MJ recently wrote me and asked, "I want to start on a road similar to the one you started about nine years ago. Move to LA and get a job in the industry.

2010 40

21 Tips for Job Hunting - A Comprehensive Strategy

Musings of a High-Level Executive Assistant

This also means applying for jobs online through Monster, Craigslist, company websites, or sending your cover letter and resume via snail mail, which has also worked for me. It could be that you are good at organizing, or have a lot of ideas, or have good visual design skills, or are very nice, or funny, or know a lot about Photoshop.

The Subtle Comfort Of The Discomfort Zone

Brilliantly Better

But the distance from my comfort zone of being a regular PHP programmer to becoming a skilled and effective Objective C programmer is huge. It’s impossible to develop your skills without reaching the edges our competences.

2010 79

What Is Rich and Happy

Brilliantly Better

Especially when you consider that the reverse applies and many people seem skilled at snatching misery from the jaws of happiness. Monsters- Fears- and Moving Forward Reply 5 Tim Brownson October 21, 2010 at 1:30 pm And that’s the thing with life, it’s always work in progress. What The Hell Is Life Coaching Reply 6 Eduard - People Skills Decoded October 21, 2010 at 12:31 pm Hi Tim, Good to see your here.

2010 85

33 Ways To Overcome Frustration

Brilliantly Better

Reply 11 Eduard @ People Skills Decoded March 17, 2010 at 3:45 pm I like 1, 15 and of course… 33 best. Eduard @ People Skills Decoded´s last blog. Reply 24 Jonathan - Advanced Life Skills March 17, 2010 at 7:44 pm Dragos, one of the things I really like about your list posts is that there are always a few surprises. Jonathan – Advanced Life Skills´s last blog. Do These Green Eyed Monsters Lurk In Your Shadow?

2010 88