• Working Successfully With a Boss You Hate

    Let’s be honest, bad bosses exist and as an Assistant, you are primed to come up against some of the toughest people in business. Navigating difficult relationships can build resilience and tenacity however dealing with a persistently sour apple is about as demotivating as finding a great parking space, but then realising that you won’t fit. We reached out to…
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    Building Confidence in the Workplace

    Confidence in the workplace is a combination of what you know, what you’re willing to learn, and your own internal belief. Focus on developing yourself in all three areas and you will be well on your way to feeling and acting as the confident and dependable professional you know you are. Do it correctly and it can lead to promotions,…
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    PA Diaries: John Bingham, EA at LATTE Recruitment

    Introducing John Bingham, Executive Assistant at LATTE Recruitment and  Founder of his own online art business. We chat about his journey into the role of EA, the challenges he has faced throughout his career and how he balances LATTE life with his art on a 4 day week in the office. The Assistant Room: Your career has been spent in…
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    How to Push Back on the Boss, Like a Boss!

    Being able to say “no” and push back when you are your boss’s right-hand woman (or man!), responsible for making sure everything is in order and that their workflow is seamless, can be challenging to say the least – no one enjoys it. At one point in my career, I felt that saying ‘no’ equalled failing and that I was…
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    The PA Diaries Live – from the perspective of a Virtual Assistant

    I was due to attend the Assistant Room’s PA Diaries Live event in London in March, but sadly my childcare fell through that day so I had to miss it (boo). However, Jess Gardiner kindly gave me access to the recordings of the talks, and I thought this would be a great opportunity to review joining the event virtually. I’ve…
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    PA Diaries: Danielle Francis, EA to Chairman at the Financial Conduct Authority

    In this PA Diaries interview we chat with Danielle Francis, EA to the Chairman of the Financial Conduct Authority. Working her way up the ladder from Administrator to the most senior EA in the business, we find out how she manages expectations, her advice on embracing your role in the support industry and how she has used networking to excel…
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