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Burning bridges is never wise. How you behave during your final days with the company will long be remembered and reveals your character.

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By injecting some levity into your workday, you just might shake off a sluggish or rigid mindset and bring a fresh perspective to your responsibilities.

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Here’s a list to keep handy as you journey through your career.

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Do you feel like you’re never going to catch up? Guess what? You’re right.

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Many admins no longer see simple tasks as their role and become resentful when a re­­quest comes their way. So, what to do?

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You already know that emails can be misinterpreted. So sometimes you must simply forgo them and deliver a message in person or, at the very least, over the phone.

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While you may feel like you have no control over the direction of your day, you can still create moments to pause and enjoy a mental and emotional respite from the hectic pace. Consider implementing these five tips to reset your mindset.

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It’s not uncommon for even the best admins to find themselves in one now and again. Here are three situations within your control that either promote or perish slumps.

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If you recognize yourself in any of the following scenarios, it’s time to learn to deal with others’ quirks and maximize your relationships.

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Like all pain­­­­­ful experiences, rejection can either devastate you or be an opportunity for growth. Learning the five strategies to make rejection your friend can determine the difference.

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Once in a while, we all need a reminder that our co-workers’ behaviors are not necessarily designed just to drive us crazy.

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Whether they’re a screamer, a blamer, a nit-picking perfectionist, an over- or under-delegator, or just a plain old bully, bad bosses are as common as the jobs they supervise. Here’s how to stay sane and get ahead.

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While it’s completely normal to feel some level of nervousness before and during a job interview, there are several ways to ease our anguished psyches.

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Sometimes, reaching distant goals can feel like an unending quest, especially if our objectives are months or years away. So how do we stay focused for the long haul?

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Con­­sider these resources to refresh you on your career path.

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There’s an old adage, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” Researchers, along with the popular media, have given the attribute of mental toughness the catchier label “grit.” So how do we get more of it? I’ve found three things that help to strengthen this quality.

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In a professional setting, know-it-alls can undermine office morale, along with your credibility. That’s why you need to deal with them effectively.

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The elevator pitch—a brief speech to create interest in your company, your product or yourself—is a staple for those in sales. You may be thinking, I’m an admin, why would I need an elevator pitch? We’re all in sales, whether we’re selling a product, an idea or ourselves to potential customers, our team members or upper management.

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The importance of discretion was recently reinforced during a panel discussion with four senior executive assistants who work for high-powered individuals.

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Recent research suggests that supervisors target those who are least likely to defend themselves. This dysfunctional pattern can be shifted if you’re willing to take action.

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