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Assistants, avoid these red flags when looking for your next employer

Got a bad feeling about an interview but can’t put your finger on it? Sometimes, you notice something odd about an interview, but maybe desperation clouds your judgment. There’s always a risk when you decide to take on a new job. However, you can significantly minimize the risk by keeping an eye out for some red flags.

There’s only so much to learn about a company’s values, work environment, and work style in a short-lived interview and on-boarding process. And you’re not alone in this. 29% of workers quit 90 days into their job. We’ve got you covered, though, and you don’t have to wait that long to find out if a company isn’t right for you

Recently, we surveyed The Officials Community of administrative professionals around the world about red flags they have experienced and the responses are eye-opening. You’ll find their responses sprinkled throughout the article below. We’re certain that this guide will help you avoid a ton of headaches down the line when taking on a new job.

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The Officials wins UK Enterprise Awards

The Officials Wins Best Online E-learning Training Platform – London in SME UK Enterprise Awards

The SME UK Enterprise Awards highlight SMEs for their industry excellence, overall performance, customer experience and innovation in their field. The Officials is proud to be recognized for our team’s commitment to quality training for administrative professionals.

The Officials has been awarded Best Online E-learning Training Platform – London in the 6th annual UK Enterprise Awards by SME News.

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The Officials welcomes new Community Manager

The administrative professional training and community platform further commits to shared knowledge and community-centric training for administrative professionals
The Officials EA Community Manager Blog

We are pleased to announce the onboarding of our new Community Manager, Joy Hiscock. The Community Manager role is a part of our Officials Advisory Board and is responsible for community engagement, upward feedback and caretaking the extremely supportive culture fostered in The Officials Community.

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5 Ways to Make Monday Your B!tch for executive assistants Blog

5 Ways to Make Monday Your B!tch for Executive Assistants

Some Mondays should come with a warning.

It can be REALLY hard to find the motivation you need to get everything done on your to do list.

But Monday can be a great day to hit the reset button. That’s why we’ve put together our favorite ways you can take the reins on Monday and make it your best day of the week!

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Free Wallpaper Download for Administrative Assistants

Freebie: Organize your desktop with these digital desktop wallpaper templates – Winter Edition

Grab our template for this fabulous digital desktop wallpaper that will keep you organized and remind you of your goals. The template is completely customizable with any Canva account.

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Should assistants get overtime pay?

Should assistants get overtime pay? Learn how one Official took matters into her own hands and convinced her employer to pay their assistants’ overtime

Unpaid overtime for Administrative Professionals seems almost expected these days, but Official HQ Member Damaris Willstead told us how she broke that ceiling and got the pay she deserves.

Dee, as she prefers to be called, made an unexpected splash when she convinced her company to pay her fellow administrative staff their much-deserved overtime. Lauren Bradley, our founder, caught up with Dee to ask her how she made it happen and her advice for others who want to impact their companies in the same way.

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Office Manager Workstyle Anna Beam Featured

Check out Official, Anna Beam’s workstyle featured by Cleverly

We are so lucky to have the talented Anna Beam as a member of The Officials. She an incredible example for our industry as she is rocking a hybrid role as EA and Office Manager to a tech start-up in Greenville, SC. You may have caught her podcast too, The Influential Assistant.

Check out her feature in the Cleverly newsletter. Cleverly is a weekly workstyle newsletter that seeks to inspire anyone who is looking to improve their skills, communication, space and experience at work.