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      Work & Life with Office Space in Town’s Cara Gaffney

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      In our latest PA interview Cara Gaffney, a PA at Office Space in Town and a PA Life Star Awards 2019 winner, talks about how she started life as an Assistant, her daily challenges and why technology is so important to the role… What inspired you to start a career as a PA/EA? Growing up, […]

      In conversation with Aimee Browne: The Mindful Assistant

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      A year ago, Aimee Browne was laid up in bed suffering from depression that was so bad, she had suicidal thoughts. Today, the EA for The Works is a picture of vitality and is running three businesses alongside her ‘day’ job. She tells us her story… Aimee Browne epitomises joy and wellbeing. Bouncing through the […]

      PA Life Lockdown Stories: Marie Heinsen, Sagittarius

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      Our new series takes a look at how PA Life readers are coping with working during the lockdown. First up, we talk to Marie Heinsen, Executive Assistant to the co-founders and head of Sagittarius Agency Services… How long have you been working from home?My daughter finished school on Friday March 20th – that was my […]

      Top Tips: How to impress in your video interview

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      By Karen Young, Director of Hays Accountancy & Finance Rapidly changing circumstances and investment in digital transformation in recent times means our workforce is working more remotely and more flexibly than it ever has before. This is adapting hiring and application processes and the emergence of video interviews is a significant part of this. There […]

      Q&A with Lucy Everett, VA at Virtually Supported

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      Lucy Everett is a Virtual PA with Virtually Supported. Here she talks about how she started out, the challenges of her role and the importance of technology… What inspired you to start a career as a Virtual Assistant? It was something I had thought I may do when my son was a little older, but […]

      Coronavirus: Event technology at Church House is shifting physical events online

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      With the World Health Organization characterising the Coronavirus (COVID-19) a pandemic, alternative event delivery methods are top of our minds to ensure that meetings and conferences that require real-time engagement continue without interruption.   In this interview, Church House’s Audio-Visual Manager, Bradley Hill, explains how the venue is utilising event technology to ensure that events can […]

      PA Profile: Marie Bliss, Tesco

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      Communication is key to being a great assistant, especially if you’re a PA to three Directors in the Group Communications department at the UK’s biggest retail chain. PA Life visited Tesco HQ in Welwyn Garden City to discover how Marie Bliss has honed her skills over 14 years…  How did you become an Assistant? I […]

      Work & life with Arup’s Anna Fiske

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      Anna Fiske is a PA to two senior Directors at professional services giant Arup. She talks to PA Life about her career to date, the challenges of her role and the importance of technology… What inspired you to start a career as a PA/Assistant? After my degree, I took a secretarial diploma, so I would […]

      PA Profile: Monica Lien, PA to Pat Sharp

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      Monica Lien is the PA for the broadcaster Pat Sharp. Under her married name of Monica Sharp, she’s also his wife. PA Life speaks to her about the peculiarities of working for a man within the media industry – who is also her spouse… How did you meet Pat? It was at a nightclub in […]

      PA Life Summit Speaker Q&A: Melody Brooker, Live The City

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      In the latest of our Q&A’s with PA Life Summit speakers, we sat down with Live The City Managing Director Melody Brooker to discuss her career path, industry trends and advice for aspiring event managers… Tell us a little bit about your career to date and what your current professional focus is? I left a […]