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Confessions Of A (Former) Hollywood Assistant

Confessions Of A (Former) Hollywood Assistant

By Lydia Whitlock I spent the last five years working as a Hollywood assistant. When I meet people outside the film industry and tell them that, they almost always say, "Oh, like in Devil Wears Prada?" and I say, "Just like that, but without any of the free designer clothes." And my hair is way less shiny than... Read More »

What Does An 'Administrative Professional' Really Do?

What Does An 'Administrative Professional' Really Do?

By Susan Ricker Administrative Professionals' Day is Wednesday, April 24, and recognizes the significant support and expertise administrative professionals provide in the workplace. While this holiday originated as "National Secretaries Day" in 1952, it has now grown to encompass the many diverse roles... Read More »

Top 10 Jobs Employers Can't Fill In 2011

Top 10 Jobs Employers Can't Fill In 2011

With nationwide unemployment still hovering around 9 percent, it may come as a surprise that employers have job openings, but can't fill them. According to Manpower's annual Talent Shortage Survey, about 52 percent of the employers surveyed reported difficulty filling jobs. This is up from 14 percent in... Read More »

Sample Resume: Administrative Assistant

Sample Resume: Administrative Assistant

As an administrative assistant, Amy knew she would be competing against many other candidates with similar competencies. She needed a way to stand out from the sea of applicants who would be vying for the same positions. Through conversation with Amy, I learned that she had done much more than just the typical... Read More »

Sample Resume: Executive Assistant

Sample Resume: Executive Assistant

Ann managed all the day-to-day responsibilities of an executive assistant. But through my conversation with her I learned that she put in place multiple systems to make life easier for the team she supported. Her resume focuses on how she created efficiencies within the department that ultimately saved time and... Read More »

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