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What's it Like to Work as a Business Development Officer?

Mar 19, 2018 3:28:03 PM

Updated December 2023

There are so many career paths students can pursue after earning a business diploma. Accounting, office administration, marketing, client services, human resources, sales...even starting your own business.

Where does business development fit into the equation?

The Admin Assistant's Guide to Multitasking: How to Juggle Tasks

Feb 13, 2018 3:58:57 PM

Updated November 2022

When most people think about the challenges of running an office, the very first thing that comes to mind is multitasking.

Offices are hubs of activity. They are the nerve centre of every company, small business, government agency, and community organization.

Offices are, by definition, busy environments where employees coordinate projects, hold meetings, pitch ideas, and carry out routine operations.

Career Paths After Business College: What Is An Account Manager?

Feb 12, 2018 11:15:12 AM

Updated December 2023

Business college opens up so many career paths for graduates. Sales, marketing, client services, accounting, starting your own business—the possibilities are both exciting and a little overwhelming.

Which path should you take? Which business career best suits your natural abilities, interests, and professional goals? Where should you start out after earning your diploma?

In this post, we look at the role of account manager, one of your possible pathways after business training.

4 Qualities Every Employer Wants in an Administrative Assistant

Jan 4, 2018 12:27:48 PM

Updated May 2023

There's a common misconception that office support staff have it easy. Because they're not primary decision-makers or managing a whole department, many are quick to assume the job is simple—something anyone could do. 

Nothing could be further from the truth! Administrative assistants are the engine of every office. They keep daily operations running smoothly, handle all kinds of last-minute emergencies, and in many ways, act as the "face" of a company.

Life as a Payroll Clerk: Pros, Cons & Job Outlook in Canada

Sep 27, 2017 10:59:53 AM

Updated December 2023

Considering training for a job in payroll? Wondering what it's really like to work in this field and how strong your job prospects are? You've come to the right place!

In this post, we're focusing on everything payroll-related, from training requirements to typical workplace pros and cons to the latest job market stats across Canada.

Medical Office Administration VS Business Admin: Which to Choose?

Sep 13, 2017 11:38:40 AM

Updated January 2024

Naturally drawn to working in an office environment? Feel you would do well in a structured setting where organizational, communication, customer service, and teamwork skills are highly valued?

Let's say you're also interested in a career where you can help others and feel that you're actually contributing something positive to your community. If you're pulled in this direction, it's quite possible that you're torn between a medical office and business office admin program.

After all, these work settings (and training paths) have quite a lot in common. Which one will ultimately suit you best and be most rewarding?

5 Questions You'll Face at a Business Admin Job Interview (+ Answers)

Aug 16, 2017 8:20:19 AM

Updated December 2023

Prospective employers want to learn a number of things about you during a business admin job interview.

They'll be considering your personality and how you'd fit with the team, your technical skills, your experience in similar roles, your trustworthiness, and of course, the "soft" skills that are so important in business admin—communication, organization, problem solving, etc.

How will they get to the heart of your qualifications and overall suitability for the job? By asking questions. A lot of questions!

6 Rules of Email Etiquette Every Administrative Assistant Should Know

Aug 1, 2017 12:20:34 PM

Updated December 2023

Can you guess how many emails the average business person sends and receives in a single day?

Market research from the Radicati Group says we've reached about 124 emails per day. And that number keeps getting higher every single year.

Even before COVID, there was a growing number of people working remotely.  And since the pandemic, work from home has become the new normal.

That's a lot of emailing!

If you're considering becoming an office assistant, you can rest assured that one of your primary tasks will be to sort through, respond to, and send out emails. 

Consider this: There may be certain colleagues and clients you never even meet face to face, and only communicate with over email. Their impression of you (and the company you represent) will be formed entirely on the basis of your emails. So it's worth taking note of a few do's and don'ts!

Start with this list of six golden rules of email etiquette for administrative assistants.

 

Your First Job After a Business Diploma: 4 Popular Entry-Level Options

Jul 31, 2017 9:15:05 AM

Updated December 2023

One of the first questions students ask when considering a college program is, "What kinds of jobs can I get with this diploma?" Since many people pursue college training to launch a new career or improve their current prospects, this question is both valid and necessary.

Genuine interest in a program of study is key, but only part of the equation. It's crucial for people to map out where a diploma will take them post-study, and how they'll make the often challenging transition from student to professional.

Working in Procurement After Supply Chain Management Training

Jul 21, 2017 2:03:29 PM

Demand for procurement specialists, purchasing agents and officers is steady from coast-to-coast in Canada, according to the latest data from the Government of Canada Job Bank. 

Waves of retirements, a shortage of trained job candidates, and growth in the supply chain industry is creating opportunities for new grads in this role—and in other areas of supply chain management, such as logistics and transportation and materials/inventory sourcing.

Considering heading back to school to earn a supply chain management diploma? Wondering what kinds of career paths you might pursue after training?

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