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January 2021

Topics covered include..

  • Training options for administrative professionals
  • How to get started as a virtual assistant
  • How to manage multiple projects at once
  • How to handle a manager who deflects trouble and has his own agenda
  • How to cope with job search burnout
  • How older candidates can be competitive in a job search
  • And much, much more!
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    December 2020

    Topics covered include..

  • How to build better communication systems while working from home
  • The most critical skills administrative professionals will need in 2021 and beyond
  • How to get control when your new job is lacking communication
  • How to be competitive when you’re overqualified for a job
  • Certification options for administrative professionals and project management
  • And much, much more!
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    November 2020

    Topics covered include..

  • How to help a team member be more confident and take on more leadership
  • How to deal with short stints on a resume and not look like a job hopper
  • What to do if you’re ready to take a job you’re passionate about, but worried that the pay isn’t enough
  • How to change careers when you’re not far from retirement
  • What skills will be most crucial for admins post-COVID
  • And much, much more!
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    October 2020

    Topics covered include..

  • When/how to ask for a raise given the current climate
  • How to stay visible when working remotely
  • How to work with a micromanager
  • How to remember important info in job interviews
  • What is the value of CAP or PACE certification for the organization?
  • And so much more!
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    September 2020

    Topics covered include..

  • How to stay “in the loop” while on maternity leave
  • How to inquire about job security during an interview
  • How to address privacy concerns with LinkedIn
  • How/when to discuss your work-from-home preference during a job search
  • And so much more!
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    August 2020

    Topics covered include..

  • How to cite a partially-completed degree on your resume
  • How to talk about emotionally charged topics in a job interview
  • Should I tell my employer about my job hunt?
  • Should I advocate to keep tasks that a new EA is trying to take?
  • My job might be eliminated in 6 months…when should I start job searching?
  • Book recommendations for expanding strategic/creative thinking and managing organizational restructure
  • And so much more!
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    July 2020

    Topics covered include..

  • How to transition from being an assistant to a manager
  • How to identify key accomplishments
  • How to address pay scale changes that aren’t aligned with the market
  • How to handle working with a colleague who oversteps and has irritating personality quirks
  • How to build a strategic partnership with an executive who doesn’t “follow through”
  • How to stay relevant in the new working world
  • And so much more!
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    June 2020

    Topics covered include..

  • How to get ahead when a manager is “sabotaging” your growth
  • How to deal a new co-worker who is overstepping
  • How to evaluate whether a situation is ethical or not
  • Is it possible to change jobs during the pandemic?
  • How to shift perceptions of administrative staff
  • How will AI impact the admin field?
  • And so much more!
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    May 2020

    Topics covered include…

  • How to work for a difficult boss
  • How to explain your past relationship with a “bad” boss (in interviews and with your new boss)
  • Ideas for fun virtual employee gatherings
  • How to encourage your executive to release control of work to you
  • How to manage a leader who contradicts himself (and cover your own behind!)
  • How to distribute workload amongst a team
  • And so much more!
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    April 2020

    Topics covered include…

  • How to focus with an “open door” policy
  • Should you correct your boss’s grammar? If so, how?
  • How the COVID-19 pandemic might impact work in the future and how to adapt to stay marketable
  • Tips for a successful video job interview
  • And so much more!
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    March 2020

    Topics covered include…

  • How to stop job hopping
  • How to remember to share examples during job interviews (using the STAR method)
  • How to set specific career goals
  • How to deal with work-related stress
  • And so much more!
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    February 2020

    Topics covered include…

  • How to know if you should go for your “dream” career
  • What to do if you’re not advancing at your current organization
  • How to manage stress/anxiety during a job search
  • How to move from admin to management (without direct managerial experience)
  • How to determine an appropriate “retention bonus” for yourself
  • How to get more respect in your role
  • And so much more!
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    January 2020

    Topics covered include…

  • How to organize business cards and potential contacts
  • Should you take a pay cut for a new job?
  • Is Virtual Assistance a viable business and how to get started
  • What do you do to stay motivated and moving forward when you’re no longer focused on “moving up”?
  • How to handle a short-term job on your resume
  • The strange social dynamics of a family business
  • And so much more!
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    December 2019

    Topics covered include…

  • How to avoid the “curse” of long-term employment with one company
  • How to improve your interview capabilities
  • How to negotiate a salary increase based on benefits you’ve declined
  • How to work with a new Chief of Staff (or anyone who might impact your ability to perform)
  • What to do when your email inbox has over 5000 messages!
  • And so much more!
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    November 2019

    Topics covered include…

  • How professional certifications benefit your career
  • Which certifications are best for administrative professionals
  • How long is TOO long with the same organization or in the same role?
  • How to know when it’s time to find a new job
  • How to deal with short-term job changes on a resume
  • And so much more!!
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