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      Clarity

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      Clarity – Jamie Smart (Wiley, £10.99) Jamie Smart believes that when your mind is clear you can focus, solve problems and succeed – and he’s right. However, you need a lot of focus to get through his book. This is a true personal help book; at 265 pages it’s long and is written in the […]

      Heroic Measures

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      Heroic Measures – Jo-Ann Power (The Wild Rose Press, £14.99) The story follows Gwen Spencer on her journey from student to World War I nurse, travelling from her home town to the battlefields of France. The tale is a powerful and accurate depiction of the struggles of the medical professionals who lived in the same […]

      The Engagements

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      The Engagements – J Courtney Sullivan (Virago, £13.99) If you have ever pressed your nose up against a jewellery shop window and wondered who has worn that antique diamond engagement ring then this book is for you. We follow one ring’s journey through the 20th century as we are given touching insights into the people’s […]

      Make time to take a revealing career MOT

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      The vast majority of office employees (72%) rate being happy in their job as one of the most important factors in their work life, but in fact just 8% feel they’re in their dream role and more than 40% of us waste up to four hours a week fantasising about what we could be doing […]

      Headhunter sets out to help execs

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      Writing a good executive assistant job description sometimes stumps employers because they don’t know exactly what will attract suitable candidates. Brian Daniel, former celebrity PA and headhunter to the stars, has written a guide to help businesses get applications from top job seekers. “It continues to amaze me that many employers don’t know how to […]

      Congratulations to our November/December 2013 issue winners

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      Congratulations to the November/December competition winners: Debra Jacobs at RBS wins a Paella Fella party for up to 20 people; Sophie Duffy at Town and Country Fine Foods gets a Redness Therapy facial at Fredrick’s Spa; Joanna Theodoulou at William Hill enjoys a VIP stay at a De Vere Hotels location (pictured); and Silvia Murador, […]

      Meet Leeds’ award-winning EA

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      It’s great when PAs are recognised for their hard work and can add an award to their career achievements. One such executive assistant is Laura Taylor, who is celebrating her new title of Leeds’ Best PA. Laura, an EA at Deloitte, was chosen for the win by local car hire firm Arrow Cars. The company […]

      Win a cocktail-making lesson at Chotto Matte: now ended

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      Chotto Matte is one of the capital’s most exciting venues, serving incredible Nikkei cuisine and cocktails within a stunning environment. Now it’s offering PA Life readers the chance to win a cocktail masterclass worth £450. Kurt Zdesar, the founder of Chotto Matte, (and the man who brought Nobu to London) launched the restaurant during the […]

      Win a weekend break of your choice with Butlins Conference & Events: now ended

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      In celebration of another successful year, Butlins Conference & Events team is offering you a chance to win a family break for two adults and two children, or a live music weekend for two adults including a relaxing spa experience at one of its three seaside resorts in Bognor Regis, Minehead, or Skegness. On a Butlins […]

      Win £100 to spend at Rocket restaurant in Holborn: now ended

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      The Rocket restaurant chain’s newest venue in Holborn has announced the launch of two stunning, recently refurbished conference rooms. To celebrate the latest addition to the portfolio, Rocket is offering one lucky PA Life reader the chance to win a £100 voucher to spend at the restaurant. Whether you’re looking to arrange a product launch, […]