Standing Out in a Crowd

Experts Offer Tips to Administrative Staff for Increasing Visibility,

Recognition at Work



Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from OfficeTeam

    MENLO PARK, Calif., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 Tomorrow is Administrative Professionals Day, when managers traditionally
 honor the contributions of office support staff.  In recognition of the date,
 the experts at OfficeTeam will offer pointers for keeping the rewards coming
 throughout the year in a special Administrative Professionals Day webcast and
 live chat Wednesday, April 25, at 7 p.m. EDT at www.officeteamcareerclub.com.
     OfficeTeam is a leading staffing firm for administrative professionals.
 The event is part of its month long "Jumpstart Your Career" webcast/chat
 series.  The fourth and final segment in the series is "Building Visibility,
 Gaining Recognition."
     "The assistant's role in the workplace has undergone a major
 transformation," said Liz Hubler, executive director of OfficeTeam.
 "Yesterday's secretaries have become today's information coordinators,
 managing central office operations and providing support to an increasingly
 mobile work force."
     While in a perfect world this enhanced role would bring with it added
 kudos, Hubler notes that getting credit for your work can also take extra
 effort on your part.  She advises employees to make their bosses aware of
 their progress.  "Building visibility is the key to gaining recognition, which
 in turn offers such rewards as greater job satisfaction, higher salaries and
 expanded responsibilities."
     Hubler offers the following tips for enhancing your visibility at work:
 
     -- Write it down.  Prepare regular activity reports to update your
        supervisor on your activities for the week.  Don't list every detail;
        instead use bullet points to make the document easier to read.
     -- Step up to the plate.  Volunteer to take on new and challenging
        projects, even if they fall outside of your comfort level.  Your
        manager will appreciate your confidence and initiative.
     -- Give credit.  Gaining visibility isn't just about getting credit -- be
        sure you also give it where it's due.  Acknowledge your co-workers for
        helping you with projects, and mention their good work to their
        managers.  They may, in turn, do the same for you.
     -- Avoid gossip.  Contributing to the office rumor mill increases your
        visibility, but not in a positive way.
     -- Share your knowledge.  When you acquire a new skill, volunteer to teach
        others what you've learned.  You'll demonstrate both strong leadership
        and interpersonal skills.
 
     OfficeTeam is a leading staffing firm for administrative professionals and
 offers online job search services at www.officeteam.com.  There are more than
 300 OfficeTeam locations worldwide.
 
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    MENLO PARK, Calif., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 Tomorrow is Administrative Professionals Day, when managers traditionally
 honor the contributions of office support staff.  In recognition of the date,
 the experts at OfficeTeam will offer pointers for keeping the rewards coming
 throughout the year in a special Administrative Professionals Day webcast and
 live chat Wednesday, April 25, at 7 p.m. EDT at www.officeteamcareerclub.com.
     OfficeTeam is a leading staffing firm for administrative professionals.
 The event is part of its month long "Jumpstart Your Career" webcast/chat
 series.  The fourth and final segment in the series is "Building Visibility,
 Gaining Recognition."
     "The assistant's role in the workplace has undergone a major
 transformation," said Liz Hubler, executive director of OfficeTeam.
 "Yesterday's secretaries have become today's information coordinators,
 managing central office operations and providing support to an increasingly
 mobile work force."
     While in a perfect world this enhanced role would bring with it added
 kudos, Hubler notes that getting credit for your work can also take extra
 effort on your part.  She advises employees to make their bosses aware of
 their progress.  "Building visibility is the key to gaining recognition, which
 in turn offers such rewards as greater job satisfaction, higher salaries and
 expanded responsibilities."
     Hubler offers the following tips for enhancing your visibility at work:
 
     -- Write it down.  Prepare regular activity reports to update your
        supervisor on your activities for the week.  Don't list every detail;
        instead use bullet points to make the document easier to read.
     -- Step up to the plate.  Volunteer to take on new and challenging
        projects, even if they fall outside of your comfort level.  Your
        manager will appreciate your confidence and initiative.
     -- Give credit.  Gaining visibility isn't just about getting credit -- be
        sure you also give it where it's due.  Acknowledge your co-workers for
        helping you with projects, and mention their good work to their
        managers.  They may, in turn, do the same for you.
     -- Avoid gossip.  Contributing to the office rumor mill increases your
        visibility, but not in a positive way.
     -- Share your knowledge.  When you acquire a new skill, volunteer to teach
        others what you've learned.  You'll demonstrate both strong leadership
        and interpersonal skills.
 
     OfficeTeam is a leading staffing firm for administrative professionals and
 offers online job search services at www.officeteam.com.  There are more than
 300 OfficeTeam locations worldwide.
 
                      MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT - Click Here
                http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X59161130
 
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