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Don’t Lose Your Contacts: Keep Organized With These 4 Outlook Tips

Posted by OfficeTeam on December 22, 2014 at 8:08 AM

Outlook_tipsWhat could possibly be more annoying than losing a contact? You just had it — and then suddenly it disappeared. In this next installment of our Microsoft Outlook series, check out four great tips to keep your contacts organized and in their place.

If you wear contact lenses, don’t be confused. The contacts we’re talking about are the ones in your email. Knowing how to get the most out of Microsoft Outlook might not help your vision, but it will help keep an eye on the address book you rely on every day.

Topics: Organization, Tech Tips

Are Your Career Goals for the New Year Full of Innovation -- or Stale Retreads?

Posted by Julie Perrine on December 19, 2014 at 7:35 AM

InnovationA new year is upon us. Are you ready to take action and achieve your career goals? Learn what this administrative career expert has to say about shifting out of old habits and getting what you want professionally.

As the end of the year approaches, it’s a good time take stock of your current career situation. Do you feel like you’re stuck and going nowhere? Are you keeping up with the latest technologies? Do you ever think, “I just need to hold on until retirement?” Do you want to get more involved in your workplace but aren’t sure how? Perhaps you feel overwhelmed at the thought of taking on more when you’re having a hard time keeping up now.

Topics: Recognition, Career Advice

6 Really Smart Interview Questions to Ask Candidates Revealed

Posted by Michelle Johanson on December 17, 2014 at 6:55 AM

interview_questions_to_ask_candidatesIt's time to fill that vacancy on your team and the pressure is on to find someone who truly is the ideal match for the opening. Here are six interview questions that can give you the information you need to feel confident in your decision.

The interview is your chance as a hiring manager to connect the dots and determine whether a candidate is really qualified to do the job. No easy feat. The right questions can make all the difference, though, in helping you separate the contenders from the pretenders. And you don’t necessarily need to ask tough interview questions.

Topics: Interviewing, Hiring, Management Advice

Making Interview Mistakes Sucks, But Here's How You Can Recover

Posted by Cynthia Kong on December 15, 2014 at 11:02 AM

interview mistakesMade a mistake during an interview and think you're done for? You may still be able to turn things around by following these tips. 

Job interviews make all of us nervous. Sometimes interview mistakes are unavoidable. For example, if you're late because there's a traffic accident. In that case, hiring managers are usually pretty understanding if you call to explain you'll be tardy and seem very apologetic when you arrive. Other times, you may experience awkward interview moments (like the ones in the slideshow below) because you just didn't prepare well.

Topics: Interviewing, Job Search

Salary Scoop: Electronic Medical Records Abstractor/Auditor

Posted by OfficeTeam on December 12, 2014 at 8:08 AM

electronic_medical_recordsDo you have an outstanding eye for detail? Are you familiar with medical terminology? Do you like using the latest technology? If so, you might want to consider a job as an electronic medical records (EMR) abstractor/auditor.

Demand is strong for EMR abstractors/auditors, so this is a career path worth evaluating to see if it's a match for you. Let’s take a look at the typical job description and salary benchmarks for these data dynamos:

Topics: Salary Trends, Job Search, Salary Scoop

5 Mobile Apps Every Admin Professional Should Know About

Posted by OfficeTeam on December 10, 2014 at 7:54 AM

mobile_appsWhen there’s no time to get back to your desk, make sure you’ve got everything you need on your phone. These 5 mobile apps have you covered.

As an administrative professional, sometimes you need to react promptly, no matter where you are. That’s where mobile technology comes in. There are mobile apps for everything under the sun these days, and the best apps not only let you take the office with you everywhere, they seamlessly integrate in-office and out-of-office administration tasks.

Topics: Organization, Productivity, Tech Tips, Time Management

Assertiveness 101: Getting What You Want Without Stepping on Toes

Posted by Stacy Leitner on December 8, 2014 at 7:31 AM

AssertivenessWe live in a world where you have to be willing to leave your comfort zone and go after what you want in life. It's up to you to make that happen. Are you ready? Learn tips to communicate with confidence to achieve your desired results.

On a scale of 1 to 10, how assertive are you at work? Do you speak up and share new ideas freely, or keep your thoughts to yourself and coast along? If you want to be a top contributor in today’s world, assertiveness is essential to make your voice heard.

Topics: Recognition, Career Advice, Skills Development

What Highly Successful Admins Include in Their Morning Routine

Posted by Michelle Johanson on December 5, 2014 at 6:29 AM

morning_routineIf you look at the habits of successful people in the administrative field, they often follow the same morning routine. Do you take the same steps? Read on to compare.

The way your day begins at the office can set the tone for the whole day. Start off in a good mood and organized, and chances are you’re ready for what’s ahead. You don’t necessarily have to be a morning person, either, to get things off on the right foot. It’s about finding what works for you personally and being ready from the get-go.

Topics: Career Advice, Organization, Productivity

Happy Holidays!

Posted by Cynthia Kong on December 4, 2014 at 8:05 AM


All of us at OfficeTeam wish you a wonderful holiday season, wherever you are!

Topics: Video

A Recruiter Tells All: Why You Didn't Get the Job

Posted by Kim Garstein on December 3, 2014 at 7:22 AM

didnt_get_the_jobEver receive a rejection letter after interviewing – or worse yet, hear nothing – and wonder what went wrong? Here’s what a recruiter has to say about some of the common mistakes candidates make that put them out of the running.

I’ve been a professional recruiter for more than 15 years and I love what I do. I get to help people find meaningful work that allows them career advancement and helps them to provide for their families. Throughout all of these years, the hardest part of my job is to tell a candidate that they didn’t get the job.

Topics: Interviewing, Job Search