Bored in Your Role? How to Ask to Take on Special Projects and Expand Your Role Outside of Your Job Description

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Today’s episode is geared to those Executive Assistants who may be feeling bored, apathetic, unmotivated, or simply burnt out in their role. Parke Davis, Executive Assistant to the SVP, Products, Cortex, at Palo Alto Networks offers ideas for how to expand your role to create new learning opportunities and a renewed sense of excitement. We’re talking video editing, voice-over recording, event planning, culture building, you name it! In this episode, you will learn how and when to approach your executive as well as all of the work you need to do in advance to ensure you get a strong “yes” at the end of your conversation. If you feel like you can do your job backwards and forwards with your eyes closed, and you’re just going through the motions every day, this episode is for you!

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