Time Management Self-Assessment: Rate Your Skills!

Eat Your Career

Recently, I wanted to assess my own skills in this area, so I did a personal inventory. I thought I’d recreate that for you as a self-assessment tool, so you can take stock of your skills in this area as well. But time management is a skill that requires practice and patience.

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Advanced skills for C-suite Executive Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

Working alongside every successful Executive is an incredibly smart, switched-on and highly skilled Executive Assistant. There are many advanced skills that Assistants, who work in the C-suite, need to be successful in the role. We cover a lot of those skills on this website.

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Save on These 8 Valuable Skills to Grow Your Career

Entrepreneur.com

SkillsEntrepreneurs should learn something new every day.

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Top 4 Timeless Skills for Assistants

Office Dynamics

While staying abreast of the latest tools of the profession is important, it takes a particular skill-set to navigate through the uncertainties thrown our way – timeless skills. When I started… Communication Skills Conflict Resolution Interpersonal Skills Self Development

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5 Ways to Learn New Skills Effectively

Entrepreneur.com

Follow these five ways to learn new skills and stay competitive in today's professional world. Growth Strategies

What are interpersonal skills?

Practically Perfect PA

‘Must have good interpersonal skills’ is a phrase that you will often see on job descriptions for Assistants, but what does that mean? What are interpersonal skills and why are they so crucial for Assistants? Interpersonal skills, or soft skills or people skills are the same thing. They are the skills you need to interact […].

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Top 5 Timeless Skills for Assistants

Office Dynamics

Your ability to thrive and navigate through the uncertainties thrown your way will require a particular skill set – timeless skills. In 2020, assistants faced an array of challenges in the workplace. This year has already shown to be just as challenging.

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5 ways to improve your leadership skills

Practically Perfect PA

Core Skills Featured admin administrators assistants Career EA EA Skills Executive Assistant Leadership Office manager PA PA Skills Personal Assistant Virtual AssistantThere are now quite a few of us in the Assistant world running around shouting that you, lovely Assistant, are a leader within your organisation! You may not manage a team, but you do work in a management role.

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Key skills round-up 2019

Practically Perfect PA

I hope you enjoy our key skills round-up 2019. We focused really heavily this year on increasing our content around the key skills Assistants need to develop in their role this year.

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Core soft skill: Resilience

Practically Perfect PA

Today I am going to start a new one – Core Skills. I’m not just going to write about which skills we need I am also going to look at how these skills are linked to the role specifically. I was used to answering the standard interview questions about soft skills but I hadn’t really delved very deeply into the practical aspects of that skill and how it made me stand out as a better candidate and Executive Assistant.

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8 Leadership Skills Students Need For Becoming A Successful Entrepreneur

Dumb Little Man

The skills you acquire and develop just to make it to graduation will prove essential as you enter the post-graduation phase of life. Problem Solving Skills. Stress management will be affected by your problem-solving skills as well. Communication Skills. Persuasive Skills.

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Tap Your Creativity Skills For Career Reinvention

Forbes Leadership

Creative skills are essential for your next career move. If the pandemic taught us anything, it’s the need to bring fresh thinking to work and life. Leadership Strategy /leadership-strategy Leadership /leadership Leadership Strategy /leadership-strategy

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Future-Proof Your Career by Developing Project Management Skills

Eat Your Career

If you want to put yourself in the best possible position for the future, Project Management is one of the most important skills you can learn. You’ll have the skills you need to tackle even the largest, most complex projects. Interested in Upgrading Your Project Management Skills?

Core soft skills: Diplomacy

Practically Perfect PA

Next up in our series of blog posts on core soft skills I am going to look at diplomacy and tact for assistants. Assistants have to possess a number of soft or interpersonal skills. It is a skill that allows assistants to find common ground with every person at every level of business. But, let’s face it, diplomacy and tact are not easy skills to master – the world would be a much better place if everyone was diplomatic!

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10 skills needed to be a fantastic office manager

Practically Perfect PA

The roles are similar, and there are a lot of overlapping skills. Core Skills Featured admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant office management Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual AssistantThere are so many Assistants who are also working as an Office Manager and a lot of Office Managers who are also Assistants! However, Office Managers do have to take on some tasks that are high-level and move the business forward. Many Office […].

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7 Ways to Improve Your Organization Skills for Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

Ways to Improve Your Organizational Skills as an Administrative Assistant It is incredibly difficult, if not impossible, to thrive in chaos. It feels disorganized, unscheduled, and without direction.

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How Video Gaming Could Improve Your Cognitive Health And Skills

Dumb Little Man

It is, however, a lesser-known fact that video games can help to improve cognitive skills and general mental health and for any individual spending an extended period indoors, those can be very vital factors. All of these are key elements which can keep cognitive skills at their sharpest.

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Improve Your Leadership Skills Now to Invest in Your Business's Future

Entrepreneur.com

Learn leadership, management, operations, and other skills to help you grow productively and professionally. Leadership Skills

5 College Skills That Have Lasting Value

Dumb Little Man

Between writing essays, going into interviews, and managing deadlines, you refine several skills while you’re applying for college. Those skills are important because not only do they help you get into your dream college, but they can also help you find jobs and manage your career. Here are some of the best college skills that can help you achieve success in your life. Creativity goes hand-in-hand with writing skills.

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Telephone Screening and Etiquette Skills for Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

Top-notch telephone screening and etiquette skills are paramount regardless of industry, company size, or geographic location. Necessary telephone skills for assistants include how to answer the phone, take accurate messages, carefully screen calls, protect corporate and personal information, seamlessly transfer callers, use a polite and proper tone of voice, and know-how to tactfully handle difficult callers. Communication Skills Etiquette Telephone

Learn How Branding Skills Can Help Your Business Scale

Entrepreneur.com

Get the design skills you need to build your brand. Branding

What are the skills of the future?

Entrepreneur.com

The implementation of technology, the home office and the acceleration of e-commerce became a trend and of course professional markets underwent a transformation and will continue to do so.

What Highly Skilled Independent Workers Want

Small Business Labs

  Like PWC's Talent Exchange and Deloitte's Open Talent Community , the goal of GigNow is to help EY find and engage skilled independent workers - both for EY's internal use and for use on client projects. They recently released a short video (below) that we think nicely captures 3 key things highly skilled independent workers are looking for in terms of assignments. The opportunity the learn and build skills.

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Unemployed? Transferable Skills are the Answer

On The Job

In the coming weeks and months you're going to hear a lot about "transferable skills." Transferable skills are those abilities that you can use in a variety of jobs: communication, organization and teamwork.

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How To Improve Your Academic Essay Writing Skills

Dumb Little Man

How do you improve your essay writing skills? You can work to hone your skills on your own, or you can use the services of an excellent essay writer to help. How you use your language skills is very important, especially when you’re writing academic papers. Writing an essay doesn’t have to be a huge issue, and we’ve given you several ways how to improve your essay writing skills.

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6 Ways to Constantly Improve IT Skills

Dumb Little Man

As technology continues to develop, the same should happen to your IT skills. Employers only seek out the best IT specialists and the only way to get ahead of your competition is to keep learning and refining your skills. As a guide, here are sure ways to consistently improve your IT skills. Taking what you learn and putting it into practice not only improves your IT skills but your transferable skills, too.

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Develop the HR Skills That Every Entrepreneur Needs

Entrepreneur.com

If you're a leader, you need to know how to manage people. Human Resources

Lifelong Learning: The One Skill You Need To Dominate Any Field

Dumb Little Man

Some people like to learn skills such as painting, computer programming, auto repair or dancing. As their knowledge becomes outdated or forgotten, they no longer have the skills required to take on the task of being creators.

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9 Ways to Improve Your Organization Skills for Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

Organization skills for administrative assistants are one of the most valuable skills to have as an administrative assistant. Fortunately, there are at least 9 ways to improve your organization skills as an administrative assistant without too much effort on your part. Organizational skills for administrative assistants are crucial to the success of any business. These 9 ways can help you improve your organization skills in practical and workable ways.

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Test your listening skills

Ian's Messy Desk

Here’s a simple drill to test your listening skills. Back to Basics: Seven Types of Listeners and Tips for Better Listening Skills. You just finished reading Test your listening skills ! Recommended: Evernote Essentials The post Test your listening skills appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Close your eyes. Count slowly to 50. Don’t let another thought enter your mind.

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How to List Skills Gained Outside of Work on Your Resume

Eat Your Career

It’s meant to show a prospective employer that you have all the skills required to do the job for which you are applying, and that you’ve used those skills before in a professional capacity. But what if you’re applying for a position that requires skills you didn’t gain through your past professional experience, but rather, skills you gained outside of work? Can you include those skills on a resume, and if so, how? Job Search job search resume skills

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Boosting Your Confidence Through Boosting Your Skills

AdminUniverse

There are many ways to improve the skills you already have, as well as broaden your existing skill set. The post Boosting Your Confidence Through Boosting Your Skills appeared first on AdminUniverse

Skills required to be a good minute taker

Practically Perfect PA

Not everyone can be a good minute taker – it’s a definite skill and quite often an art, hence the name of my course, The Art of Minute Taking. There are definite skills required to be a good minute taker and I’ve listed some of them below: Listening. Without a doubt not only is it a skill to take minutes at the meeting, but the real work comes in being able to wordsmith a draft set of notes into an exceptionally good piece of writing.

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9 Ways to Improve Your Organization Skills

Office Dynamics

Organization skills is the one thing most successful business owners have in common. Fortunately, there are at least 9 ways to improve your organization skills without too much effort on your part. Organization skills are crucial for the success of any business. These 9 ways can help you improve your organization skills in practical and workable ways. Share some of your organization skills, tips and tricks in the comments below.

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Top 3 Leadership Skills to Maintain in a Post-Pandemic World

Entrepreneur.com

As we begin adjusting to a new normal, leaders must not forget the skills they honed to get through the crisis. Leadership SkillsCovid-19 has transformed life as we know it, impacting everyone personally and professionally.

Is shorthand still a relevant skill for a minute taker?

Practically Perfect PA

It was a very handy skill to have! … They would’ve thought that this would be a must have skill to be able to take minutes. It’s a good skill to have, but the traps listed above need to be avoided. The post Is shorthand still a relevant skill for a minute taker? Core Skills Featured Minute Taking admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

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Core Administrative Skills Always Need Improving

Office Dynamics

Now I am going to surprise you by telling you one of the most awesome administrative skills you can work on is being brilliant at the basics. Basics include: travel planning, appointment coordination, meeting preparation, all facets of communication, organizational skills, and time and project management. As your days are getting busier and you are taking on more projects and assignments, you need these skills more than ever. Designed by Freepik.

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The Most Common Professions of Skilled Freelancers Working for Businesses

Small Business Labs

As the study chart below shows, the top three professions for these skilled independent workers are consulting, coaching, and research (17 percent), creative services (17 percent), and information technology (12 percent).   Since this data is based on a survey of independent workers who provide services to businesses, the list is dominated by highly skilled knowledge work categories. 

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Podcast Episode 38: 20 Life Skills You Should Have…Or Teach

Simple Productivity Blog

Today I'm going to talk about the skills I think everyone should be able to do to be self-sufficient - and why. The post Podcast Episode 38: 20 Life Skills You Should Have…Or Teach appeared first on Laura Earnest.

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ADHD Summer Camp Can Improve Social Skills of Special Kids

Dumb Little Man

All of these elements of ADHD summer camp are very beneficial to children who have the condition, particularly those who struggle with some social skills. The post ADHD Summer Camp Can Improve Social Skills of Special Kids appeared first on Dumb Little Man. Children look forward to summer camp for various reasons: trying unique and exciting activities, making new friends (or reconnecting with old ones), and seeking adventure away from parents.

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Skills to Prioritize in Your Role

AdminUniverse

With all the skills you can learn, what should you be focusing on? Let’s talk about finding the best skills to suit your strengths and goals and. The post Skills to Prioritize in Your Role appeared first on AdminUniverse

The Rise of Highly Skilled UK Freelancers

Small Business Labs

  It also focuses on what they refer to as "highly skilled freelancers" These are the self-employed working in managerial, professional and technical occupations. Much of the recent growth has been driven by the expansion of the highly skilled freelance sector. independent workers providing services to businesses, which is a similar group to IPSE's skilled freelancers, have also been growing rapidly.

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In Demand Job Skills

Small Business Labs

But what I found most interesting was their assessment of the most sought after job skills in high-wage, high-growth occupations.   As the chart below (from the report) shows, five of the top 12 skills most valued in the economy are communications related.    The other in demand skills tend to be related to information processing such as critical thinking, complex problem solving and decision making.

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