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      Virtual assistant equals real opportunity

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      If you’re looking for a more flexible way of working that will allow you to be home-based and pick and choose the clients you want, then you might consider switching to a VA role. With lots of companies now outsourcing their executive management positions and dedicated agencies for freelance office professionals springing up, there’s never […]

      Seven key skills for 21st-century PAs

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      The personal assistant role is now a career pathway for many, as office professionals develop their multi-tasking skills, become excellent time managers and act as the second brain of their boss. PAs require skills in anticipation, forward planning and strategic thinking. During the 1980s, research into women in the workplace by Professor Susan Vinnicombe at […]

      The search is on for the UK’s super achievers

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      Pitman Training has launched the Super Achiever Awards to reward people who are committed to driving their careers forward. With nominations now open, the organisation is looking to recognise a top PA. Pitman has gathered a panel of successful businesswomen to judge the nominations and choose a winner for PA of the Year, including Laura […]

      PA Life launches a series of educational seminars

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      Continuing professional development continues to be a tremendously important topic for managerial assistants, with the PA Life debate at this year’s Office show showing that training is considered a worthwhile and essential investment by staff and employers alike (look out for the full story appearing in the November/December issue). With this in mind, PA Life’s […]

      How IT is changing the way we work

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      The rate at which technology is advancing can bring enormous benefits to your role as a PA. Whether you are responsible for your company’s training and recruitment policies, or you need to learn new skills to get the most from the latest Microsoft technology, it is time to consider IT training. Philip Badman explains why. […]

      SecsintheCity announces the PA of the year

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      Recruitment site SecsintheCity has announced the winners of its 2013 awards. Sherri Eckworth at Tullo Marshall Warren won the top honour of PA of the Year (pictured). The site launched the PA of the Year Awards in 2012 to recognise the hard work and professionalism of PAs and to acknowledge their contribution to the organisations […]

      Cover letter mistakes to avoid at all costs

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      Having a great CV is not enough on its own – to get called in for an interview these days, it must be accompanied by an attention-grabbing cover letter. These two documents work hand in hand and you will fail to elicit the desired response from an employer if only one of them is any […]

      How to be the best PA a boss will ever have

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      Own up to your mistakes, keep your boss’s private information confidential and never stop learning – these are just some of the pointers you should keep in mind if you’re aiming to hone your PA skills and seriously impress your exec. According to business etiquette expert Diane Gottsman, making an excuse instead of having the […]

      You too can become an assistant to the stars

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      Donna Coulling, (pictured) PA to Helena Bonham Carter and Rachel Weisz, may have started out wanting to be an actress, but she now knows a thing or two about what it takes to become a celebrity PA. Donna gave visitors a look into how she got where she is and how others can follow in […]

      Simplify bookings with iRequest

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      A reported 80% of travel bookings are done by email, so imagine an application that shows live schedules and availability, enabling a busy PA to send requests rapidly to their travel team, safe in the knowledge that your chosen flight can be booked immediately. No going backwards and forwards with your travel agent, searching for […]