• PA Diaries: Emily O’Hara, PA to CEO IESA

    How do you transition from a career in hospitality to working as the PA to the CEO of an international supply chain business? Look no further as we introduce you to Emily O’Hara, Personal Assistant at IESA in Cheshire. With an infectious energy and a true passion for being the right hand person to the ‘ultimate boss’, we chat with…
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    Boundary Setting with Your Boss

    The role of an Assistant requires the ability to establish close knit relationships and a level of trust that only comes from years of close and consistent social interaction with those you support. Setting boundaries with anyone in life can be difficult, pushing back and saying no in your career can be tough, especially when you’re fond of the person…
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    PA Diaries: Claire Harold, Arup

    As Executive Assistant to Global Services Chair at global professional services company Arup, Claire Harold is a force to be reckoned with. Starting her career in 2006, Claire has worked her way up the career ladder and describes herself as a highly proactive and organised professional focused on delivering business results independently as well as in a team. This interview…
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    The Secret to Success as an Executive Assistant

    In an industry where the relevance and importance of job titles are largely misunderstood, it can be tough to stay motivated after you have dedicated years to reaching EA level, when you then meet someone fresh out of college who, with no substantial office experience, walks into the exact same position for a different company. Making it as an Assistant…
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    How to Transition Back to Work After Maternity Leave

    Whether you are a first time Mum or a seasoned pro at pregnancy, returning to work after having a baby is certainly a milestone. You’ve taken the time to hire a new Executive Assistant to hold the fort and have swapped diary management for nappy changing and board meeting prep for night feeds. You have spent the past 6-12 months…
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    Crazy Interview Questions and How to Answer Them

    We’ve all been there. You’re in an interview and you’re quietly confident that the hour you have spent being grilled about why you should get ‘the job’ has been a roaring success. You thank yourself for spending the past three evenings fully embracing JOMO (joy of missing out), interview prepping while your friends are out wining and dining in your…
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