OfficeTeam Presents 'Jumpstart Your Career'

Webcasts to Provide Professional Development Advice; Online Chats

To Complement Informational Series



Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from OfficeTeam

    MENLO PARK, Calif., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning April 4, OfficeTeam
 will launch "Jumpstart Your Career," a monthlong webcast/chat series featuring
 career enhancement tips and strategies.  The audio segments will be broadcast
 on www.officeteamcareerclub.com each Wednesday in April at 7 p.m. EDT.
 (A schedule is attached.)  Each program will be followed immediately by a
 one-hour chat with Liz Hubler, executive director of OfficeTeam.
     The series is presented in celebration of Administrative Professionals
 Week, April 22-28.  OfficeTeam is a leading staffing service specializing in
 highly skilled administrative professionals.
     While most people think about skills enhancement only when they're
 planning to switch jobs or professions, OfficeTeam recommends ongoing
 professional development to maximize opportunities for growth and career
 advancement.  The webcast series will focus on four areas:  networking,
 skills-building, workplace protocol and gaining greater visibility on the job.
 
     Some highlights from the OfficeTeam webcasts:
 
     -- Networking Smart:
     "When it comes to networking with existing contacts, think long term.  Set
 a goal to establish a community, not simply meet immediate needs.  The
 specific way you build community is by building your contact base -- and
 staying in touch -- with people from school, former jobs, past seminars and
 volunteer work.  Don't limit yourself to people only in your field, your local
 area, or at the same stage in their career as you."
 
     -- Skills: The Most-Wanted List:
     "With advancements in technology, the skills hiring managers wanted
 10, even five years ago are vastly different from those they want today or
 will want in the future.  But which skills should you learn?  It's not enough
 to say you want to become more computer savvy.  You need to identify which
 specific applications you want to master and then establish a plan."
 
     -- The Art of Workplace Protocol:
     "By the art of protocol, we don't mean how to hold your teacup at the
 country club or introduce foreign diplomats at the White House.  Workplace
 protocol is a roadmap for handling those occasional curve balls your career
 throws at you.  The art of protocol teaches the unspoken rules of your
 corporate culture, and when to, if ever, break them.  These rules are not
 learned overnight -- they're refined over the span of one's entire career."
 
     -- Building Visibility, Gaining Recognition:
     "Many people operate under the assumption that if they do good work,
 recognition will naturally follow.  In a perfect world, this would be the
 case.  But in the real world, managers are often too busy to observe who is
 doing what.  They may need help identifying your specific achievements -- and
 that help should come from you."
 
     OfficeTeam Webcast/Online Chat Schedule
     April 4, 7 p.m. EDT
     -- Networking Smart
 
     April 11, 7 p.m. EDT
     -- Skills: The Most-Wanted List
 
     April 18, 7 p.m. EDT
     -- The Art of Workplace Protocol
 
     April 25, 7 p.m. EDT
     -- Building Visibility, Gaining Recognition
 
     About OfficeTeam
     OfficeTeam places highly skilled candidates into administrative and office
 support positions, such as executive and administrative assistant, office
 manager, receptionist, and data entry specialist.  OfficeTeam has more than
 285 locations worldwide and offers online job search services at
 www.officeteam.com.  For more details on the Jumpstart Your Career series,
 please visit www.officeteamcareerclub.com.
 
     About Liz Hubler
     Liz Hubler is executive director of OfficeTeam.  She is a noted expert on
 the administrative field and is a frequent speaker on employment trends, job
 search tactics and career management strategies.
 
 

SOURCE OfficeTeam
    MENLO PARK, Calif., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning April 4, OfficeTeam
 will launch "Jumpstart Your Career," a monthlong webcast/chat series featuring
 career enhancement tips and strategies.  The audio segments will be broadcast
 on www.officeteamcareerclub.com each Wednesday in April at 7 p.m. EDT.
 (A schedule is attached.)  Each program will be followed immediately by a
 one-hour chat with Liz Hubler, executive director of OfficeTeam.
     The series is presented in celebration of Administrative Professionals
 Week, April 22-28.  OfficeTeam is a leading staffing service specializing in
 highly skilled administrative professionals.
     While most people think about skills enhancement only when they're
 planning to switch jobs or professions, OfficeTeam recommends ongoing
 professional development to maximize opportunities for growth and career
 advancement.  The webcast series will focus on four areas:  networking,
 skills-building, workplace protocol and gaining greater visibility on the job.
 
     Some highlights from the OfficeTeam webcasts:
 
     -- Networking Smart:
     "When it comes to networking with existing contacts, think long term.  Set
 a goal to establish a community, not simply meet immediate needs.  The
 specific way you build community is by building your contact base -- and
 staying in touch -- with people from school, former jobs, past seminars and
 volunteer work.  Don't limit yourself to people only in your field, your local
 area, or at the same stage in their career as you."
 
     -- Skills: The Most-Wanted List:
     "With advancements in technology, the skills hiring managers wanted
 10, even five years ago are vastly different from those they want today or
 will want in the future.  But which skills should you learn?  It's not enough
 to say you want to become more computer savvy.  You need to identify which
 specific applications you want to master and then establish a plan."
 
     -- The Art of Workplace Protocol:
     "By the art of protocol, we don't mean how to hold your teacup at the
 country club or introduce foreign diplomats at the White House.  Workplace
 protocol is a roadmap for handling those occasional curve balls your career
 throws at you.  The art of protocol teaches the unspoken rules of your
 corporate culture, and when to, if ever, break them.  These rules are not
 learned overnight -- they're refined over the span of one's entire career."
 
     -- Building Visibility, Gaining Recognition:
     "Many people operate under the assumption that if they do good work,
 recognition will naturally follow.  In a perfect world, this would be the
 case.  But in the real world, managers are often too busy to observe who is
 doing what.  They may need help identifying your specific achievements -- and
 that help should come from you."
 
     OfficeTeam Webcast/Online Chat Schedule
     April 4, 7 p.m. EDT
     -- Networking Smart
 
     April 11, 7 p.m. EDT
     -- Skills: The Most-Wanted List
 
     April 18, 7 p.m. EDT
     -- The Art of Workplace Protocol
 
     April 25, 7 p.m. EDT
     -- Building Visibility, Gaining Recognition
 
     About OfficeTeam
     OfficeTeam places highly skilled candidates into administrative and office
 support positions, such as executive and administrative assistant, office
 manager, receptionist, and data entry specialist.  OfficeTeam has more than
 285 locations worldwide and offers online job search services at
 www.officeteam.com.  For more details on the Jumpstart Your Career series,
 please visit www.officeteamcareerclub.com.
 
     About Liz Hubler
     Liz Hubler is executive director of OfficeTeam.  She is a noted expert on
 the administrative field and is a frequent speaker on employment trends, job
 search tactics and career management strategies.
 
 SOURCE  OfficeTeam