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      Making business travel simple

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      Richard Smith, business development manager at Simplexity Travel, reveals how the company can take the stress out of booking corporate travel and why they prefer to work directly with PAs How was 2017 for Simplexity Travel? What are your plans for the business this year? 2017 was a great year for Simplexity Travel, but not […]

      Feature opportunity: PA Life Club member interview

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      Have you been a member of the PA Life Club for a few years? If so, we want to hear from you. We are looking for a long-standing PA Life Club member to be interviewed in an upcoming issue of PA Life. We want to chat to you about why you joined the PA Life […]

      Work + life: Selina Belgrave

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      Deloitte’s executive assistant of the Year (2017/18), Selina Belgrave, details her typical day in the office, and why she enjoys some healthy competition in the workplace What time does your alarm go off? My alarm goes off at 6am, followed by a few snoozes that result in me getting out of bed at 6.15am. I […]

      Spotlight on: The King’s Centre

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      Boasting 30,000 sq ft of space, The King’s Centre in Oxford can cater to every need from conferences and trade shows to dinners. Jade Burke chats to general manager Michelle Fernandez to discuss why PAs should have the venue on their speed dial How has business been for the venue over the past 12 months? […]

      That’s entertainment: Just Talent’s Tori Just on building the business

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      Tori Just, director of entertainment supplier Just Talent, shares all on her time in the business. How did the business start? I started off as a dancer, but when clients requested me and I wasn’t free they would ask if I could get someone else. This started happening on a regular basis every weekend. I […]

      PA Profile: Anna Chan & Joanna Khoo

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      Not just work colleagues, Anna Chan, PA at Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products and Joanna Khoo, EA to EVP, head of Velocity International at Viacom are close friends and have worked at the globally-recognised company for around eight years between them. Jade Burke catches up with the duo at Viacom’s Camden Town office, to discuss […]

      Business Travel Show’s David Chapple on why 2018’s event is bigger than ever

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      With a range of new start-ups joining this year, Business Travel Show (BTS) 2018 is an event not to be missed. David Chapple, event director for the BTS, reveals what’s in store to celebrate the expo’s 24th anniversary and why it’s a testament to the growth of the business travel market. This year marks the […]

      PA Profile: Elizabeth Mendes Da Silva

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      Based in London’s Canary Wharf, no day is ever the same for Elizabeth Mendes Da Silva, PA and project management for mobile payments at Barclays. Jade Burke finds out how winning a WATC Rising Star Award earlier this year has inspired her to launch her own business with her son, and now plans to offer […]

      How to get your CV to stand out this Christmas

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      The Christmas break is a big time for job hunters, so if you’re looking to apply to more positions this holiday season, you’ll need to stand out from the crowd. This time of year, recruiters have admitted to throwing 90% of CVs they receive straight in the bin, and recruitment experts want applicants to make […]

      How interviewers scare recruits

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      New research by totaljobs has revealed how interviewers use scare tactics and intimidation to catch their candidates off-guard. The study aims to highlight the weak areas recruiters exploit to challenge potential employees. 49% of interviewers said they have intentionally asked difficult questions while interviewing a candidate. Interestingly, 20% admitted they’d adopted negative body language and 17% […]