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5 Reasons You Should Join Our Hiring and Salary Trends Webinar on February 4

Posted by Cynthia Kong on January 30, 2015 at 6:58 AM

hiring and salary trends webinarHaven't registered yet for OfficeTeam's webinar about salary and employment trends for support staff in 2015? This list will convince you there's no time like the present to sign up. 

For anyone who may be on the fence about joining our webinar, "Top Administrative Hiring and Salary Trends to Watch for in 2015,” here are 5 reasons you should attend on February 4:

Topics: Events, Hiring, Salary Trends, Career Advice, Industry News, Job Search, Management Advice

Social Networking Must-Dos for Any Student Who's Job Hunting

Posted by OfficeTeam on January 28, 2015 at 7:25 AM

social_networkingYou’re ready to enter the workforce for the first time as an admin and know you need to try social networking to find a job. However, making business connections seems like a far-fetched idea when you only see your roommate, teachers and friends every day. How can you begin to form a real network? It’s not as hard as you may think. Just follow these networking tips.

If you can finally see your graduation from high school, trade school or college on the horizon, you’re probably feeling a mix of elation and anxiety.

Topics: Networking, Job Search

Hearing What They Don’t Say: How to Read Body Language

Posted by OfficeTeam on January 26, 2015 at 7:10 AM

how_to_read_body_languageEver wonder why it’s so much better to talk to someone in person versus over the phone? There are a number of reasons, but being able to interpret their body language is without doubt a key one.

The ability to decipher what your coworkers and bosses say with their body in addition to what they say with their tongue can help you better understand — and anticipate — their needs. This is the opinion of 97 percent of administrative employees and 94 percent of executives polled in our OfficeTeam guide, Business Sense: Putting Your Intuition to Work.

Topics: Interviewing, Career Advice, Research, Management Advice

How to Talk to a Recruiter: An Insider Shares What You Need to Know

Posted by Carlie Meyer on January 23, 2015 at 7:37 AM

how_to_talk_to_a_recruiterEver wonder what recruiters are really thinking when you contact them for help finding a new job? Learn how to talk to a recruiter, including the do's and don’ts for standing out, rallying their support and making them your best advocate during your search.

If you are searching for a job, chances are that you have been contacted by or are looking to connect with a recruiter.

Topics: Interviewing, Networking, Job Search

Are You Overlooking a Valuable Resource During the Tax Season Rush?

Posted by OfficeTeam on January 21, 2015 at 7:46 AM

tax_seasonThe frenzy of year-end closings is well behind us and Q1 is in full swing. But if you’re the manager of a bookkeeping firm or corporate tax department, you’ve got busy days approaching in the near future. It’s time to get ready for tax season. Are you doing all you can to give your team the necessary support?

As you well know, tax season can bring a variety of challenges. One of these is keeping your staff motivated and productive, while not allowing them to fall behind on daily routines during this busy time of year.

Topics: Productivity, Time Management, Management Advice

10 Signs It's Time to Clean Your Messy Desk

Posted by Cynthia Kong on January 20, 2015 at 8:03 AM

Messy-DeskAdmit it, do you have a messy desk? If you can relate to any of these 10 situations, it may be time to do a little cleaning. 

According to a new OfficeTeam survey, more than two-thirds of HR managers said it's at least somewhat acceptable to have a messy desk at work. And 9 percent even said a cluttered workspace is the sign of a creative person. Not everyone's going to judge you if your desk is untidy, but that doesn't mean you should approach it like it's no-holds-barred.

Topics: Office Culture, Career Advice, Organization, Office Humor

Turn Up the Heat and Snag a Job This Winter!

Posted by Robert Hosking on January 16, 2015 at 7:55 AM

snag_a_jobHoping to snag a job in the next few months? Hone in on these industries and positions in demand to maximize your efforts!

If you decided to take a break from your job search during the holidays, it’s time to refocus. Many companies are kicking off projects for the year and could use administrative assistance.

Hot Industries

Companies may need help in the areas below due to an increase in business during the first quarter:

Topics: Hiring, Job Search, Rob's Job Report

Want the 411 on the Administrative Job Market? Join Our Free Webinar!

Posted by Cynthia Kong on January 14, 2015 at 8:02 AM

job marketAre you looking to score a new job or advance in your career? Or, is your company planning to hire support staff this year? Learn what to expect in the administrative job market by registering for OfficeTeam's free webinar, “Top Administrative Hiring and Salary Trends to Watch for in 2015,” on February 4.

OfficeTeam Executive Director Robert Hosking will fill you in on everything you need to know about the compensation and hiring outlook for administrative professionals in the U.S. and Canadian job market, including: 

Topics: Events, Hiring, Salary Trends, Career Advice, Industry News, Job Search, Management Advice

Raise Your Hand If You Ever Feel Like SuperAdmin!

Posted by OfficeTeam on January 12, 2015 at 7:38 AM

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Topics: Office Culture, Office Humor

How to Dazzle Employers With Your Temp Work Experience

Posted by Michelle Johanson on January 9, 2015 at 7:26 AM

Temp workAfter working as a temporary professional for a while, you’re hitting the job market in search of a full-time job. The question now, though, is how exactly do you list that temp work on your resume and explain it well during interviews? Here’s what you need to know.

In an OfficeTeam survey, more than half (51 percent) of senior managers interviewed said when evaluating job applicants, they consider a long period of consistent temporary work as comparable to full-time work.

Topics: Interviewing, Resumes, Job Search