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40 MUST-READ BOOKS FOR ASSISTANTS

Do you want to excel in your position as an assistant or administrative professional? Do you have dreams of being promoted to the executive level one day? There are many paths towards promotion and career progression. It's not only about working hard, alt ...

Episode 13: THE MISTAKE

"Oh, what I am going to do?" Sherri asked out loud.She paced her office; nerves attacked her each time she took a step. She was about to lose her mind, and soon, it might be her job. Sherri's boss, Mrs Adams, travelled to London for a business conference ...

Episode 12: DATE NIGHT

Sherri’s doorbell rang, announcing the arrival of her blind date. Her weekends were usually filled with work, but she was going on a date with her friend's work buddy this weekend.She grabbed her purse off the couch and opened the door. Her date stood at ...

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7 E-LEARNING WEBSITES RECOMMENDED FOR ASSISTANTS

It’s no secret that today’s executive assistants have to wear many hats. Besides managing a busy agenda, records and file management, client relationship management, proofreading, and a host of other duties, they also have to keep up with the latest trend ...

Episode 11: THE DILEMMA

Monday morning, Sherri was busy transcribing some documents for her boss when her office phone rang out. She answered the call.“Hello, good morning.”“Hello, Sherri, this is Adenike from Human Resources. Are you busy at the moment?”“Yes.” She replied, “Is ...

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10 TIPS TO IMPROVE COMMUNICATION WITH THE BOSS

A great assistant-boss relationship means effective communication, but sometimes those lines get crossed … and not in a good way. We all know what it's like to go off on the wrong foot with our managers. It usually comes down to miscommunication, poor tim ...

Episode 10: THE CREDIT CARD GAME

"Hi, Sherri,”“Hey Soji,”“Do you mind if I sit?”“Please have a seat,” She gestured at the vacant chair in front of her desk.“Can I take you out to dinner this weekend?" Soji asked nervously.“Yes, I’ll be free.” She replied with a smile."How does Saturday s ...

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8 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE ASSISTANTS

Being an assistant can be a tough job, depending on who you work for.  Some bosses expect their assistants to do everything, while others give you free rein on how you accomplish your tasks. You may face additional pressure if you have backstabbing ...