Back in the Day

Try not to be offended by the blatant gender stereotyping and dodgy acting in this video… it was from 1947!  Isn’t it fascinating how things have changed?

Discussion topics

  • Is any of this relevant today? The equipment might not be, but what about the skills of the secretary?
  • Why do we see more administrators these days, rather than secretaries?
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Personal Statements

Unique Selling Proposition / Unique Selling Point / USP

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A personal statement is a paragraph at the top of your CV that summarises where you are at the moment, what you want to do and when.  It also highlights your skills, successes and achievements so a potential employer can see why you are the person for the job.  It is sometimes known as a profile or career summary.  A personal statement is a marketing tool and can help to make you stand out from the crowd to a potential employer.  It’s all about self-marketing!

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Facebook Timeline

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If you haven’t already updated your Facebook profile to the new timeline, then soon, Facebook will be forcing you to do it.  The forced change will happen over the next few weeks.  It’s a big change and one that you need to understand fully to ensure that your online identiy does not cause you problems in the future, for example, when trying to get a job.  This article on the BBC News Beat website clearly explains the changes and what you need do regarding your privacy settings.

Image details: Facebook Like Button by Sean MacEntee, via Flickr