• PA Diaries: Melissa Hume, PA at First State Investments

    With 22 years of experience as a top Personal Assistant, we can all find a mentor in Melissa Hume.  Currently the PA to the Chief Investment Officer of First State Investments, a global asset management business with experience across a range of asset classes and specialist investment sectors, we speak to Melissa about her current role, the reality of working in…
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    How 3 Successful Assistants Cope with Winter Burnout

    Burnout during the winter months is inevitable for a lot of us. With the added pressure of braving the Christmas crowds, organising and attending multiple festive celebrations and helping manage your Exec through December on what seems like a time limit until the New Year, it’s no wonder some of us struggle to maintain a clear head and healthy immune…
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    Want to be a Private PA? Here’s How to do it…

    So many of us dream about taking the leap from Corporate PA to Private PA but what does it take to actually make it happen? What does it truly take to support and work alongside a high net worth individual or celebrity? If you are excited about the prospect of taking care of someones personal needs and perhaps even travelling…
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    5 Personality Traits of Successful Assistants

    Extreme Organisation. There’s being organised and then there’s being an Assistant. The critical and most important skill to master this industry and your career, is not only the stereotypical understanding of being organised, it’s more than that. It’s having a contingency plan for your contingency plan, leveraging your time, energy and resources and maximising opportunities before they have materialised. Being…
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    PA Diaries: Abigail Jones EA to CEO, ghd

    Abigail Jones, mentor, coach and currently Executive Assistant to the CEO at renowned beauty brand, ghd. There aren’t many people in life you meet who hold your full attention from the moment they walk into the room to the moment they leave and true advocates of the PA profession are very few and far between. With Abigail, after just one…
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    Progress Over Perfection: Career Progression Tips for Every Assistant

    Does that glass ceiling look familiar? For many within a support role whether you are a Personal Assistant in banking or the right hand man/woman to a celebrity, career progression within the support industry can be a difficult path to tread. However, it is not impossible. Being an Assistant can be the greatest role in the world, preparing you for…
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