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Document Text Contents
Page 1

title:

From Secretary Track to Fast Track : The
Get Ahead Guide for Administrative
Assistants, Secretaries, Office Managers,
Receptionists, and Everyone Who Wants
More!

author: Lizotte, Ken.; Litwak, Barbara A.
publisher: AMACOM Books

isbn10 | asin: 0814479022
print isbn13: 9780814479025
ebook isbn13: 9780585040462

language: English

subject
Secretaries--Vocational guidance,
Receptionists--Vocational guidance, Career
development.

publication date: 1996
lcc: HF5547.5.L59 1996eb
ddc: 651.3/74/02373

subject:
Secretaries--Vocational guidance,
Receptionists--Vocational guidance, Career
development.

Page 2

From Secretary Track to Fast Track
The Get Ahead Guide For Administrative Assistants,
Secretaries, Office Managers, Receptionists, and

Everyone Who Wants More!

Ken Lizotte & Barbara A. Litwak

amacom
American Management Association

New York Boston Chicago Kansas City San Francisco Washington, D.C.
Brussels Mexico City Tokyo Toronto

Page 177

tone of each label? Informational interviewsbad! Career
conversationsgood!

How would you compare these two techniques? What does the name
of each imply? Why do you suppose we feel so strongly that a career
conversation would have it all over the so much better-known
informational interview?

In the column below, record your ideas by checking off which
technique seems to better fit the characteristic cited. Keep in mind the
very sound of each technique's name as you deliberate your answers.

Page 178

Page 95

Conducted frequently on
neutral ground

____ ____

Two-way communication ____ ____

Could be loose time
frame

____ ____

Generally by appointment
only

____ ____

Communication very
formal

____ ____

Generally on unfamiliar
territory

____ ____

If you checked the lines under Career Conversation for the first three
and the lines under Informational Interview for the bottom three, then
you were thinking what we were thinking. You read our minds! To us,
career conversations offer much more latitude for getting to know
someone, since you could be conducting one off-the-cuff virtually
anywhere at a social gathering, at a professional event, in the
supermarket, on the sidewalk outside the post office. Good
communication is a two-way streetyou talk, they talk, you talk again,
they talk some more. There's a loose time frame, tooyour talking
together ends when it ends, when it's time to end. Everybody acts
natural.

Informational interviews, on the other hand, feel just as the title
implies: stiff, formal, clinical. You meet on alien turf, which helps you
get to know your interviewee's surroundings but also sets up an

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self-image

assessment of, 16-20

low, as barrier to advancement, 33

in new nonadmin job, 166-173

protecting, 102

and subservient expectations, 28

self-promotion, in new nonadmin job, 166, 168

self-respect, 11-12, 15-16

Self-Support Mind Map, 49-51

self-trapping mechanisms, 32-35

sex roles, 2-3

as barriers to advancement, 33, 34-35

and "guys" atmosphere, 28

and temp jobs, 56-57

men; women

signals, subtle, 25-26

skills

combining interests/desires with, 72-73

transferable, 20, 73

small firms

achieving visibility in, 122

advantages of working at, 100

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inflexibility at, 31

Snow, Sophia, 178-179

special events, attending, 112-113

staff meetings, participating at, 169-170

stereotypes about admins, 11, 101-102

Stieff, Rusty, 34, 177-178

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