Now, this is all well and good until you get to the interview – either for an internal promotion or at a new company – and you can’t answer questions like how that compared with last year or over the last five years, how your account base has grown, how the company has grown, and so on. In my practice, I’m sorry to say, these are daily occurrences, and if you can’t answer those questions, it’s because you didn’t care to know these things to begin with. Whenever I bring this up, the most frequent answer I get when I ask about how the company has done goes something like this: “But I’m just the administration assistant to the CEO. I had nothing to do with the company’s sales growth.” Really? Who’s the second most powerful person in any company? The CEO’s administrative assistant, that’s who. Everything the CEO accomplished was a success because of the person who really runs the show: you. blogDid you make every decision or every sale? check my blogOf course not, but that’s not the issue.
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