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Working in administration

New tools and software are a gain in productivity and time, but it is necessary to know how to benefit from them while they remain indispensable for performing these tasks!
Given the upheaval in the sector and the trend for virtual assistants, what are the tips for taking your place, fulfilling your role and giving impeccable service: training and keeping skills up to date are paramount!

The profession's future : man vs computer

You're applying for a job and think that your main competitor is in the waiting room—but watch out; your direct competitor may not be whom you think. In fact, it may be sitting quietly on a desk, purring with pleasure at the idea of taking your place. Could the computer—able to perform recurrent, off-putting tasks tirelessly—be tolling the bell to the era of human assistants?

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From secretary to assistant, a changing field

Little remains of the secretary assigned to a single person whose main quality was knowing how the boss liked his coffee! Today, even the term "secretary" tends to be referred to as "assistant," which is more politically correct and especially more in keeping with what the job truly involves.

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Interview with Faith Shur, consultant for PD Bureau in Toronto

Based on what Faith Shur, consultant for PD Bureau, sees every day, future candidates wishing to work in the administrative sector will have to be patient and able to quickly adapt to a sector in the throes of change.

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Training in administration: how to make up for your weaknesses?

Nowadays, recruiters are looking for references and qualifications. Taking training courses while on the job is becoming a pre-requisite for convincing recruiters and updating your knowledge.

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Where does your work as an assistant end?

To avoid unpleasant surprises, it's better to define the extent of your responsibilities with your employer ahead of time. If assistants thinks that their tasks exceed the scope of their initial commitment, they can refuse them but at the same time run the risk of harming relations with their boss.

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Ten tips for succeeding in administration

Here are ten tips for succeeding in administration: ...

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