• PA Diaries: Daisy Cochrane, PA to CEO at Oktra

    When you ask most people what being a PA means, you would be hard pushed to find someone who answers that question in the same way Daisy Cochrane does. As the PA to the CEO and Senior Leadership team at Oktra, Daisy is everything that I aspired to be when I was a newbie Assistant  11 years ago – driven,…
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    Dealing With the Loss of Your Office Bestie

    It’s time to celebrate! So you’re about to part ways with the person who has been by your side for as long as you can remember and you are absolutely devastated. Nothing this bad has happened since Ross and Rachel broke up. But hey, remember, this is not all about you! It’s time to crack open the bubbly and start…
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    PA Diaries: Kathryn Wolstenholme, EA at MOO

    After many conversations during The Assistant Room networking events, more glasses of wine than we can count and multiple emails spanning 6 months, it’s a sunny Monday morning in July when Kathryn Wolstenholme and I finally manage to settle down to chat through her incredible career as an EA. With an infectious smile and one of the warmest personalities in…
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    5 Essential Tips to Nail Meetings With Your Boss

    Ensuring a regular 1:1 is not only scheduled between you and your boss but that it actually takes place is a crucial contributing element to everyone’s success at work. However, without a proper framework in place or having a clear understanding of of how to make the most of these meetings, your 1:1 can quickly become ineffective and just another…
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    PA Diaries: Kelly Gethin, Amazon

    It’s the end of a long and rainy day in London and Kelly Gethin and I have finally managed to sit down and have the conversation you are about to read after almost a year of planning. I initially reached out to Kelly in 2017 while she was living and working in Bedfordshire as she was preparing to take the…
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    How we live is what makes us real…

    With the recent debacle surrounding THAT job advert posted by RMS Recruitment, a company with over 15 years experience in placing candidates within support roles from newbies to the industry through to those who could do the job with their eyes closed, it has caused an absolute social media shit storm with those who are pivotal within our community reigning…
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