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Ask Abi column: helping PAs and EAs with career dilemmas

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Welcome to the first Ask Abi column – helping PAs and EAs with career dilemmas. Abigail Jones, a career Executive Assistant, currently working at Instagram, answers burning career related questions sent to us by Assistants. Abi also provides professional coaching and mentoring to individual EAs and PAs and as well as corporate groups…   This […]

Make a career conversation part of your annual goal setting

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Adam Fidler is the founder of Adam Fidler Academy, the UK’s leading provider of education to EAs and PAs. Here he discusses how to tackle career development and why PAs and EAs need to make a career conversation part of their annual goal setting. If there is one area that EAs and PAs seem to forget […]

How to land a job in tech – and why you should consider a start-up for your next career move

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By Hollen Spatz, VP of People & Operations at ClassPass Job hunting is never easy – it’s a challenging process that has been made even more difficult by a global pandemic. The good news is that opportunities still exist, particularly in the tech world. The pandemic has forced almost every business to move some elements of […]

Joining the world of technical jargon and abbreviations

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By Louise Stevenson, Operations Manager & EA to CEO, Criton If you’re anything like me, you will love embracing new technology; though we often give little thought as to how that technology is developed and the stages it goes through to reach us. Peek behind the curtain and you will find a world of jargon and […]

Digital Skills: A Key Element For PAs Wishing To Rise Up Their Career Ladder

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By Cassie Elias Digital-first initiatives have become a priority for top companies across the globe, with around 70% of companies currently having a digital strategy in place or being in the process of commencing one. These strategies involve not only the adoption of cutting-edge technologies such as AI, cloud, and blockchain, but also involve creating the right […]

How to juggle a high level of demands when working as a VA

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By Caroline Gowing, Co-Founder, Pink Spaghetti network of virtual assistants If you have decided to make the leap and become a self-employed virtual assistant, your years of PA-ing will of course stand you in great stead. Lots of the work and demands will be familiar. Your organisational skills will very much be called upon, as […]

Adam Fidler shares how to “own it” by taking ownership

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By Adam Fidler, Founder, Adam Fidler Academy Adam Fidler is the Principal and Founder of the Adam Fidler Academy, which offers inspirational teaching and learning for PAs, EAs and business support professionals. Adam Fidler, often gets asked what key attributes organisations are seeking in their EAs and he shares his insights with PA Life… “I was […]

Tips for a successful career change in 2020

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If the New Year saw you resolve to step up the career ladder – or even consider something completely different, read on for some useful advice for anyone, no matter what your circumstance… According to the latest YouGov data, over a fifth (22 per cent) of Brits said they were likely to be on the […]

Is it time to leave your job? Take the test

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Handy flow chart and advice on what to do if you’re unhappy at work. The pursuit of the proverbial ‘dream job’ can take us to many exciting places. Occasionally, that journey takes you to a role that, well, you just don’t love. But it’s easy to jump the gun when you’re unhappy in your current […]

Abbey Clancy on what inspires her and her top pieces of career advice

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“Have patience, if you believe in yourself you should never give up,” said Clancy. Following the debut of her clothing collection with fashion brand Lipsy London, TV personality Abbey Clancy has shared her thoughts on female empowerment and what keeps her motivated. According to Clancy, the key to feeling inspired is being happy and feeling […]

Bosses have ‘no idea’ what their staff do on a daily basis

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How many time have you sat at your desk and thought to yourself, that no one really understands your job? Apparently, you aren’t the only one…   Bosses have ‘no idea’ what their staff do on a daily basis, according to a poll of employees. A poll of 2,000 working adults found around one in […]

Top tips for introvert PAs to get noticed in the office

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Within any office there always seem to be those that progress up the company ladder much quicker than the rest, if you’re introvert and a PA we hope that with our help, you’ll progress up the ladder. Vincenzo Ferrara looks at the top tips for introvert PAs to get noticed in the office. We get […]

Taking the leap to a more fulfilled career

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Making sure you are fulfilled in your career has many benefits and can make your happier. Nicola Allen, freelance writer, looks at ‘finding the thing that fits – taking the first steps towards a more fulfilled career’ In the most recent issue of PA Life (July/August 2018) we learned that 42% of us would be […]

Unsure if your career is stagnant or unstoppable? There’s a quiz for that…

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Do you dread Monday mornings or bounce into the office bright-eyed and bushy-tailed? Or are you somewhere in between? Well, good news if you need some help deciding if you like your job or not, because recruitment specialist Michael Page has created a quiz that will tell you if your career is stagnant or unstoppable. […]