Quick and Quintessential Career & Job Tips
Job-hunting tips from the April 15, 2002 issue of QuintZine.
Administrative Professionals Week is the week of April 21-27, with Administrative Professionals Day (formerly Secretaries Day) falling right in the middle, on April 24. It’s a good time to check out a relatively new Web site, AdminProf.com, which offers resources, references, and information for the administrative community.
AdminProf.com is the brainchild of administrative assistant Susan Silva who formed a group of administrative professionals at her workplace to share their experiences. Out of the discussions came AdminProf.com, which includes resources and articles on careers, links to useful sites, tutorials on software, information on how to start your own virtual business, and more. AdminProf.com offers monthly articles from experts on virtual assisting, time management, and how to be a better administrative professional. Feel free to contact Susan Silva.
The survey was developed by Accountemps, the world’s largest temporary staffing service for accounting, finance and bookkeeping professionals. It was conducted by an independent research firm and includes responses from 150 executives with the nation’s 1,000 largest companies.
“Those who keep an ongoing record of professional achievements are better positioned for the job search because they can more readily recall details of past responsibilities and accomplishments,” said Max Messmer, chairman of Accountemps and author of Managing Your Career For Dummies (Hungry Minds, Inc.). “This is particularly important for professionals who have been with the same employer for many years and, as a result, have not actively looked for a new position in some time.”
Messmer added, “A periodic resume update is also an ideal time to reassess career goals and identify marketable skills — such as leadership or mentoring — gained on the job.”
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