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How do you survive office life? This topic is all about the stories that happen in the office and tips for navigating life on the cubical farm
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Reena B.
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You need be good in MS Office, esp Word and Excel. You don't have to be a great writer but you will be drafting emails or other documents so you should a good grasp of the English language. If you will be interacting with clients then some customer services experience is a plus.

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Linda Bailey

I have written for years. Operational and personal.

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Sandra Grant

Make sure you think of everything you do that is related to be an administrative assistant. Not just the obvious….broaden your thoughts and make sure that you use words that will capture their attention. Please check your spelling and punctuation(s) before you send your resume. The best of luck to you! YOU “GOT” THIS!!!!

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Curtis Rupp
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9 days ago

First let me start for the last 9 years i have been working as a front desk clerk night auditor for a hotel its been secure and steady. But my wife and I are thinking kids as she is already 32 I wany a job that will support a family mind you we both draw disability hers ssi so her disability adjusts off my income but mine doesnt because it is va disability i graduated in 2016 with a bs in criminal justice but i have asthma so its hard to find a career in my educational field. To be honest my wife would rather I dont work but it doesnt seem realistic to me as she is dependent on me a work from home would be suitably the best but getting started has proven to be extremely difficult. If necessary I could remain at the hotel as it has been the most secure or try for a degree in hospitality.

Your thoughts?

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James Chapman
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10 days ago

This is my first share…. I’ve commented on a lot… so here it goes.

I applied for a job that was perfecly in my wheelhouse o experience. I have 16 years of direct experience in the industry and 8 years in the same role. I have performed and grown 2 companies. So, I was approached by an executive head Hunter and for this Six Figure role. The process was quite drawn out With multiple telephone interviews and finally got invited to the face to face and they offered a zoom interview. Well, the job is a 40 mile drive and knowing that this will come up inthe interview as a risk I tell them that I wanted to feel the drive out. The operation manager really appreciated that.

Batting 1000!!!

The day comes and I freshen up! $2000 suit, $400 pair of shoes looing like the real deal and on cloud 9 with confidence!

40 mile drive and I showed up 20 minutes eary. They sit me in the lobby and that gave me plenty of time to befriend the front desk girls. I find out the size of the company andask a lot about the production and the culture.

The opeations manager conducted the interview and it turns out that I have 15 years more experience than She does. I saw an opportunity and no longer was interviewing for the job but instead started projecting what the collaboration wasgoing to look Like!

I could feel her excitement building as she asked me about being able to fulfill duties outside the scope of the job description. Of course I can cover all bases and so she went against protocol and started negotiating terms… start date and compensation package.

After a two hour interview We shook hands and we had covered everything… all she had to do i tel the owner and I would be starting in a week afte se spaks with the owner!

I followed up the interview with a thank you email and references. I received a tatnk you in return.

The very next day I find in my email that they are moving forward with other candidates.

What Would you do?

Bewildered, youcan understand my shock, I satdown to write an email to express how I felt. The email started, “Wow congrats! You must have found a fantastic pool of talent!”

Te operations manager writes me back to say that even though I was her pick the owner offered the job to to his friend with half the experience I have.

That hurt… I went on to OFFER MYSELF AS A RESOURCE :-)

I played it absolutely perfect and still didn’t get the job! But I left with a new contact and good will!

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Bernice Turner
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12 days ago

About obtaining reference letters, what if cannot get reference letter from last client or temp employer but have other about a year old? Is this a negative?

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14 days ago

https://finance-kb.ofa.ncsu.edu/knowledge-base/what-are-separation-of-duties-for-internal-controls/

Understanding separation of duties in accounting, clerical or administrative duties is critical to maintaining accountability and transparencies. Before separation of duties as an internal control, I received the mail, distributed non payment items, entered payments, ran trial balance reports, wrote out deposits, made copies of all checks, made the bank deposit and attached check copies to the appropriate paid invoices. Today that process would be illegal because anyone can claim they didn't receive a check, apply the wrong info, and a number of other things. Documents need a chain of command and no one should have full control of all handling so that checks and balances against logs from each person will match to ensure all items are processed. Make sure your business has clear separation of duties!

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Dorothy Bathe
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15 days ago

One thing I would have loved to have at #Lewis Katz School of Medicine - Temple University was

To continue working in an administrative research position as i did for over 22 years with excellent skills and highly respected. Reorganization forced an area not familiar with

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Josie Noriega
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16 days ago

I have been an educator with public schools and I made a simple mistake with a child they said I sip on him and I didn't so I was on administrative leave in April so RRPS stopped paying me I am only one income luckily for my PT job I had to get a lawyer they gave me in a battery charge I have been a public school employee for 23 1/2 yrs and cause if this on one wants to hire me ugh this is so frustrating I have never been in trouble this whole thing has cause me stress I have lost weight I can't even sleep ugh did u ruin my career I dont know what to do

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Albert Alukal
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18 days ago

I am an international student and just graduated with a Healthcare and Medical Administrative Services program. I have to get hired soon (within my field) to maintain my status. What's the best approach?

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Subbarao Potru
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My father and mother did not go to high school. I worked hard in high school and I was the first ranker. by working hard and never told a lie. I got merit scholarship and went into engineering with a merit scholarship and paid for engineering. It is possible but one needs to keep an open mind.

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Subbarao Potru

Persistence and hard work are the tools any one use and succeed.

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Michael Frash
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18 days ago

Telecommuting, #workfromhome, remote jobs. Whatever you want to call them, employees often prefer them over traditional office jobs. Let’s take a look at 19 jobs that you can do from home.

1. Admin Assistant - Admin assistants help with general clerical work such as keeping records up to date, processing invoices, and handling company phone and email communications.
2. Data entry - This is an entry-level remote work position. As a data entry employee, you’ll be responsible for maintaining company records, entering invoice information into a system, and ensuring data handling protocols are met.
3. Transcription - Transcriptionists listen to audio recordings (and sometimes video) and write out what’s being said. To nail this job, you’ll need a sharp ear and fast, accurate typing skills.
4. Sales representative - Remote sales reps are responsible for promoting a company’s products or services, making cold calls, sending emails, and setting up demonstration meetings.
5. Virtual assistant - Virtual assistants may be self-employed, or they may work for a specific company. Often, VAs work for a virtual assistant firm that contracts out services to other businesses.

Want to see the rest of the work from home jobs? Check them out here. #jobsearch

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