Administrative Professional Today

“I have some difficult news that affects you and your position with the company.”  Hearing those words is enough to send anyone into panic mode. But landing a new job after a layoff, downsizing or company unraveling takes thoughtful planning. Here’s how to rebound from a job shake-up.

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Executives say their lunch breaks have dwindled to 35 minutes and they work through lunch, on average, three days a week.That means many admins likely feel compelled to forgo lunch, working through lunch or shortening lunch. To take back the shrinking lunch break, OfficeTeam offers these tips.

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You’ve been put in charge of planning team-building exercises for your eight-person team. To get you started, here are a few ideas from readers of the Admin Pro Forum.

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Climbing the career ladder requires the appropriate gear, say executives in a recent survey. Executives were asked, “To what extent does someone’s style of dress at work influence his or her chances of being promoted?”

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As you gain more responsibility at work, knowing how to delegate comes into play. Here’s the smart way to delegate work.

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To keep your own morale high, turn regularly to your sources of restoration: family, hobbies, exercise, etc.

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Your boss’s desk stands awash in paper and her bookcase is bursting, but she may not even realize that the clutter is distracting her. Help a messy boss declutter her office—and boost your productivity—with these simple tools.

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Strike the phrase, “How was your day, honey?” from your vocabulary. Why? A significant number of people are too tired to converse at the end of the day, according to a Harvard Business Review study.

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Take a PowerPoint presentation from good to great with these six tips from Presentation S.O.S. by Mark Wiskup.

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You know a presentation is going badly when audience members start tapping on their BlackBerrys.These days, especially, it isn’t easy to capture and hold a group’s attention. Make it easier for the presenter by using these two PowerPoint tips.

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