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Private Service Education Spotlight: Be the Ultimate Assistant

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Within the personal assistant industry, Bonnie Low-Kramen has been helping PA’s become more effective in their roles.  From co- founding the New York Celebrity Assistants (NYCA) to writing her book, Be the Ultimate Assistant, Bonnie has strived to elevate the industry and the PAs who work so hard within it.

 

Along with Vickie Sokol Evans, Microsoft Office Master Wizard (okay, the technical term is Master Microsoft Certified Trainer, but we all know she actually works ...

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Networking – Does It Really Work?

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Is networking valuable?  Like everything else, it depends on how you use it.  If you’re just calling people and asking for jobs, then no, it does not.  If you can offer something of value – knowledge, experience or even friendship – then yes, it can.

 

The 80% myth: “80% of all job seekers find jobs by networking.”

Heard that one yet?  Scary, isn’t it? Many candidates are not comfortable with networking.  Not everyone is as personable or bold as the super-salesman, after ...

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How Your Goals Affect Your Strategy

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When it comes to setting a goal for their job search, most people think in terms of target jobs or target employers.  In fact, if you don’t have at least an idea of what kind of jobs you want or potential employers, it can be very challenging to find a job at all.

Without a vision of your target job, you cannot attain it.  A lot depends on knowing your industry, job title, company size and even the experience level.  Unfortunately, ...

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Safety Tips For Your Job Search

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One of our Denver clients recently called us with an unfortunate but common problem:

“I just got called by the police – they discovered an identity theft ring which had stolen my information from an online job application,” he said, totally despondent and heartbroken.  “I guess I’m lucky because the cops caught them, but I still have to deal with cleaning up the mess they made…”

In recent years, identity theft and other scams that target job seekers has seen a sharp increase.  ...

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Agency Spotlight- Sleeping Angels

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On a regular basis, my website features reputable agencies in the private service industry.  This week, our agency spotlight takes a look at Sleeping Angels Company…

Sleeping Angels Childcare and Domestic Services was founded by Lissette Palencia.  An avid traveler with a passion for art and culture, Lissette became aware early on that she had a special talent for interpreting infant behavior and communicating with young children. She soon came to the realization that her life’s goal was to help parents ...

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What Really Happens in the HR Department

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The following comes directly from Donna Shannon’s book, How To Get A Job Without Going Crazy. Please enjoy this preview of the book, and use it to your advantage in your job search. – James Nay

In the quiet Human Resources department, a lone figure works at her desk.  Poring over the stack of resumes, the director hopes to find that perfect candidate, the one who not only meets every criterion, but also has the “spark.”  She sighs as she lifts the ...

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