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    Penelope Alice shares a cocktail or two with Corporate Traveller

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    Sun, sand and cocktails – all we were missing from last night’s networking evening with Corporate Traveller was the sea! A group of PAs and I headed to The Montague Hotel in Bloomsbury, London last night where travel management service, Corporate Traveller got everyone prepared for summer. A beach bar had been set up outside, […]

    Penelope Alice heads to London’s Kia Oval

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    Located just a few minutes’ walk away from Vauxhall tube station sits the impressive cricket ground, Kia Oval. Perhaps not the most traditional site for meetings or conferences, however, inside there is plenty for corporate clients to choose from. A group of PAs and I were invited down to the Kia Oval yesterday for a […]

    Penelope Alice soaks up the hospitality in Windsor

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    Some work peers and I visited Windsor last weekend as part of the PA Life Club’s second FAM Trip with The Agendo Organisation and the Royal Borough of Windsor. We travelled down Friday afternoon for an overnight stay at the Foxhills Hotel, and what a stunning venue this three-star hotel is. Located between 400 acres […]

    PA Profile: Claire Hunter, Bain and Gray

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    After being exposed to the role of an assistant over a year ago, Claire Hunter, PA at recruitment company Bain and Gray, hasn’t looked back since. Jade Burke finds out why she took the plunge to move to London from Australia and why she feels work experience is so vital to kick-start a career The […]

    12 things to remove from your CV

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    Annie Walton Doyle, from Inspiring Interns, shares her thoughts on what candidates should remove from their CV to land their dream job 1. A ‘career objective’ If you’re using your CV to apply for a job, it’s pretty obvious your immediate aim. And adding in some faraway goal is unlikely to make you seem ambitious […]

    Tried & tasted: Three Cranes

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    Grilled specialities dominate the menu at the Three Cranes, where diners can step inside and enjoy some exquisite pub food. Jade Burke heads to the restaurant to check out its offering Despite its exterior, the Three Cranes isn’t your usual London pub. The historic site can be found down Garlick Hill just outside of Mansion […]

    How to plan an event at a historic venue

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    Historic Royal Palaces’ business development manager, Milan Thakrar, gives some invaluable advice on planning an event at a historical venue, from adding unique themes to tips on preservation rules and access routes For events with an unbeatable atmosphere and a one-of-a-kind setting, historic venues are the go-to choice and are also well versed in hosting […]

    The changing role of legal PAs

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    The Institute of Legal Secretaries and PAs (ILSPA) has published its thoughts on the changing role of legal assistants, revealing PAs are now required to have more involvement with senior management tasks. As part of the annual Career Legal review of the legal market, 2018’s review also discovered that PAs in big-city law firms are […]

    You’re hired

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    Taking part in an apprenticeship can help secure the dream job for many students, while providing them with experience of a professional environment. Following the UK Government’s pledge to commit to 3m apprenticeship starts in England by 2020, Jade Burke speaks to some experts and PA Life readers on how the industry can make the […]

    How to host an event abroad

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    Anna Walmsley, owner of DCM VIP Event Management in the South of France, reveals her top tips for companies looking to hold an overseas meet-up. More and more companies are reaping the rewards of taking their employees abroad for seminars, exercises, business or incentive trips. It is an attractive treat that will encourage employees or […]