• 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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    PA Diaries: Seema Shah, EA at Sportech

    Seema Shah, EA at Sportech, proud Mum of a thirteen year old, PA of the Year in 2011 with Executive Secretary Magazine, finalist with SecsInTheCity as Social Media PA of the Year in 2012 and all around superwoman. If there is one thing we can all learn from Seema is the ability to go above and beyond your job description…
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    5 Skills Every Assistant Should Embrace

    Being positive, confident and tech savvy is a given when successfully navigating your way around an ever changing to do list and Exec. But what makes an amazing Assistant? Our list is endless but to kick this conversation off, here are five key skills that every Assistant should embrace. Own it, you are awesome! Managing Up. Managing Down. Mentioned frequently…
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