|Picture source: http://www.freeimages.com/photo/561575|
Browse Message Boards
Message boards are really good for staying current on industry trends. This can be especially useful of a tool for staying current on job openings if you are open to telecommuting. Virtual assistants are in higher of a demand than ever before. Employers want to save on benefits, and this makes hiring someone to perform secretarial duties virtually is becoming more and more commonplace. Until the economy picks up, make message boards a regular spot that you frequent to stay current on openings and industry trends that might give you an edge.
Build an RSS feed to job blogs. These blogs can be related to job search tips, job openings and other industry-related news and events. Consider starting a blog of your own if you have a lot of exprience in the field or in the job search in general.
Attending networking events is another way to stay up to date on who is hiring in your area. This is also a great way to hear about companies that are opening, expanding or closing. The more networking events you attend, the easier it will be for you to keep your ear to the ground as to things that are coming up that an up-and-coming administrative professional may want to know about.
Facebook, Twitter--the list goes on and on. There are so many new ways to hear about new job opportunities. In the world of administrative professionals, simply going out of your way to network and further your skill set through more training and education can be a way to hear about new opportunities. Keep your mind open. Even if you love your job, it can and should be difficult to deny tempting new opportunities.