Working From Home: Notary Public

By | May 2, 2011

One work-from-home option open to Administrative and Executive Assistants is working as a Notary Public. The main job of a Notary Public is to witness signatures and attest to the authenticity of the signature. Depending on the applicable laws for your state, a Notary may also administer oaths and affirmations, certify copies, and in some […]

Work From Home Careers for Admins

By | Mar 7, 2011

Have you been laid off?  Having trouble finding another job?  Welcome to the club!  So many administrative personnel have lost their jobs in the down economy, and the job growth for our industry just isn’t where it needs to be.  One option for those of us tired of waiting for the phone to ring is […]

Employee or Independent Contractor

By | Nov 30, 2009

Continuing in my series, So You’ve Been Laid Off, I’d like to talk about a subject from my own experience.  While many temp agencies are quite reputable and a good source of work when you are in need, there are some companies out there who will try and take advantage of your situation.  A case […]

More COBRA Questions

By | Nov 11, 2009

Since my previous post on COBRA in my So You’ve Been Laid Off series, I’ve had a few more questions concerning COBRA. I figured I’d just answer them all in one post and save us all some time. Can I Get COBRA if I’ve Been Fired? This is a question I hear a lot.  And […]

Interviewing Skills: Turning an Interview into a Job

By | Sep 9, 2009

NOTE: Don’t forget to enter my contest to win a Starbuck’s Gift Card. This post is a continuation of my So You’ve Been Laid Off series. So, your killer resume has resulted in the interview.  Now it’s make or break time.  Nothing else matters.  When you walk in the door for an interview you are […]

What Have You Been Doing With Your Time Off

By | Feb 17, 2009

This post is part of my continueing series on being laid off. “What have you been doing with your time off?” I was surprised, after I was laid off earlier in the year, to get this question during an interview.  And even more surprised when I it happened on almost every interview I went on.   […]

COBRA – Tips for Manipulating the System Legally

By | Feb 10, 2009

In my continuing series on being laid off, I thought I would talk about what I’ve learned about COBRA. What Is COBRA? COBRA (named for the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act which governs it’s administration) is the system to retain your group health insurance after you leave a company.  You always have COBRA rights regardless […]

Networking for a New Job

By | Feb 6, 2009

As I said in Part 3 of my Laid Off series, times are hard right now.  Fewer and fewer job notices are being posted, with more and more competition for each one.  This means you may need to get creative in your job search.  Start brushing off your networking skills and start making contacts.  Remember, some […]

Job Outlook bad for Office Personnel

By | Feb 6, 2009

In my third installment of the I’ve Been Laid Off series, I’d like to share some numbers that came out this week.  The Conference Board, which sends out a monthly Help-wanted On-Line Data Series, released the data for January.  Office/Administrative Support Personnel Being Hit Hard According to The Conference Board’s January statistics, Office/Administrative Support personnel […]

Pumping Up Your Resume

By | Feb 4, 2009

Today, in the second installment of my Laid Off series, let’s talk about resumes.  Let’s face it, with so many people out of work and so many fewer employers hiring, there’s going to be a lot of competition for each job.  A potential employer is likely to spend only 10-15 seconds examining your resume before […]

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