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1. When should you switch jobs? Here’s the answer
New research has revealed the optimum length of time for executives to stay in each role on the career ladder, which can accelerate the speed of developing leaders by 25 to 30 per cent.


2. What do you get out of your job?
According to a new report by mental health charity St Andrew’s Healthcare, satisfaction, being challenged and ‘making a difference’ are what give workers a feeling of positivity.

3. 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.

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4. Is fate or destiny dictating your future?
Greg Tatton-Brown from online casino, which commissioned the study, said: “For many of us it’s a comfort to think that somewhere out in the universe there is a force which has some control over the decisions we make in our lives.

5. These are the skills employers are looking for…
Basic numeracy and literacy and IT skills are viewed as more important by employers than technical or sales techniques according to new research by London Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

6. Are you going out tonight? Or ‘out out’?
Experts have finally revealed the difference between going ‘out’ – and going ‘out-out’.

7. ‘The Birmingham PA Awards are here to stay,’ says Daniel Skermer, founder, Birmingham PA Forum & Awards
As the inaugural Birmingham PA Awards approaches, Jade burke chats with Daniel Skermer, founder of the Birmingham PA Forum and the Awards, about his inspiration behind the ceremony and why the night will be ‘full of surprises’.

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8. Tech firm seeks first chief feminism officer to face gender equality
The company, which has requested to remain anonymous, is seeking the interim chief feminism officer, after noticing it was performing poorly on gender equality.


9. Penelope Alice visits Staycity’s Oscar Wilde-inspired apartments
Serviced apartments are fast becoming a key service for PAs, as more travellers seek a home-from-home experience.

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10. Take advantage of online courses with the PA Life Club
Upskilling and training are at the heart of the PA Life Club, which is why members can take advantage of a number of educational courses courtesy of training partner, New Skills Academy.