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    The long weekend is finally upon us! We hope you’ve all got great plans for spending time with family and friends during this much-needed break. Remember to take this opportunity to relax and unwind so you can return to work refreshed and ready to take on new challenges. Before we all mentally check out (if you haven’t already) let’s run through our top 10 stories of the week.

    1. This is what a CV should look like in 2017
    New research from HR experts has revealed the ideal CV for the digital age. Conducted by Copenhagen-based design company Novorésumé, the study hopes to turn CV building into an activity rather than another job for the to-do list as they compiled a list of the most important updates to make to your CV, and what you should avoid.

    2. Stress Awareness Month: 5 top tips to navigate workload pressures
    Royston Guest, CEO of Pti Worldwide shares his top tips for dealing with pressure at work for Stress Awareness Month (taking place until the end of April).

    3. PA Profile: Charlotte Wibberley
    Charlotte Wibberley is the Founder of VIP VA and a Business Success Coach, helping women (particularly those with children) successfully juggle business and family and build their vision on their terms. How? By supporting them in making the transition from employment to self-employment and helping them create an authentic and adaptable business that fits around their lifestyles. Nurturing, supporting and championing the VA industry and creating a platform for VA businesses to collaborate and continue their professional development is her mission.

    4. App of the week: Handle
    Handle is a really handy app for desktop and iOS devices (with an Android version due to be released soon) that allows you to organise your inbox and create to-do lists, reminders and calendar notes all in one place.

    5. Room Mate
    In the crowded hotel booking market, it takes something remarkable to stand out. One such company is Roomex.com, the leading corporate hotel booking service for business travel. With offices in Dublin and London, the site offers best available corporate rates at more than 550,000 hotels worldwide.

    6. Employers reveal top personal skills they seek in young staff
    UK employers value more than just work-related skills in young people coming out of the education system and into the workplace, according to a study by education charity Central YMCA, which found that managers also look for certain personal skills.

    7. 7 self-care tips for PAs
    Tara Jackson, ex-PA and holistic self-care and wellbeing coach, gives us her top tips for taking care of yourself despite a busy schedule.

    8. Brits need a break 29 days after their last holiday
    The average Brit feels like they need a break just 29 days after they return from their last holiday, a study has found.

    9. 84% of organisers are putting delegates at risk from allergies
    A recent survey conducted by 30 Euston Square has revealed the need for more dietary information to be gathered by organisers ahead of their events. The results show that of 131 organisers surveyed, only 16.3% specifically asked for details of potentially life threatening allergies.

    10. Bosses must address the needs of PAs, says specialist
    Employers are facing a threat to company growth by not understanding the needs of PAs and other staff, according to a new report.


    Molly Dyson

    Editor – PA Life

    All stories by: Molly Dyson