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1. 5 minutes with…Suzy Sanders, founder of Admin Angels
With a background as an EA, Suzy Sanders, founder of Admin Angels, has transferred her skills over to her virtual assistant support business. Here she reveals how she kickstarted her company and why everyone should indulge in a PJ day.Suzy Sanders - Admin Angels

2. IAM launches campaign to raise awareness for admin professionals
The Institute of Administrative Managements (IAM) has outlined its latest campaign; What people are saying about administrators’, which is set to launch on July 9.

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3. Power part-timers
Getting the chance to work-part time may have been unheard of many years ago. But since the UK passed the Flexible Working Regulations law in 2014 more employees are seeking fewer hours. Jade Burke speaks to some PA Life readers paving the way for flexible working.


4. UK workers ‘hide’ illnesses to avoid embarrassment
A third of workers have lied about their reason for calling in sick, over fears of stigma in the workplace, a study has found.


5. How to avoid mistakes when using LinkedIn
There is a real difference between having LinkedIn and using LinkedIn, says Annie Walton Doyle, who writes for Inspiring Interns. Here she explains why it is crucial to make the most of your online profile and what mistakes people should look out for.

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6. Are you feeling trapped during the #heatwave?
More than half of UK workers admit to feeling glum being stuck indoors during the heatwave with a third feeling trapped inside.


7. Four underrated skills that will make any assistant indispensable
Megan Trzcinski, director of office services recruiting at LaSalle Network, a staffing, recruiting and culture firm, reveals why assistants should master more soft skills to help them become an essential tool in the workplace.


8. Birmingham PA Forum & Awards kicks off silent auction
The Birmingham PA Awards has shared details of its Silent Auction to support charities, Love Brum and the Sir Josiah Mason Trust.


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9. How to recover after a job loss
From tips on how to spruce up your CV to self-care, Gideon Schulman, CEO at Pytronot, HR specialists, talks us through some of his top tips on how to bounce back from a job loss.


10. Opinion: Remember your Ps and Qs
Getting to attend numerous events is part and parcel of the PA sector. But with so many in the industry calendar every month it is crucial to remember our event etiquette, warns Declan Halton-Woodward, EA to CEO at Handelsbanken Wealth/Heartwood.

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