In today’s modern world a PA wears many hats, from booking business travel to organising a boss’s schedule, they always ‘bend over backwards’. Here, Georgina Hathaway, freelance PA, explains why when an exec welcomes a PA, they are not just getting an assistant, they are also gaining a superhero. Personal assistant “Do I need one?” […]
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PA Life Club: Last chance to earn a £20 Amazon voucher
PA Life Club members, today is your last chance to earn a £20 Amazon gift voucher for every new PA Life Club member you recommend before midnight, December 21. Terms of your recommendation: The recommended friend must actively book onto the club and make payment for us to process the offer by December 21, 2018. Recommendations […]
Does age discrimination leave you at a disadvantage?
Being an assistant is a lifestyle that most will have for the majority of their working years. A good assistant/boss relationship will see the same team stick together for years on end, moving company to company in pursuit of perfect harmony. But with a large age-range of EAs mixing to share knowledge at networking events, […]
Could VA services be the industry future?
Could VA services be the future of the assistant role? Well according to FYXER, it very well could be. PA Life staff writer Vincenzo Ferrara spends a day at the FYXER office to understand why more assistants are opting out of the office and into working from home? FYXER is a virtual assistant service that hires […]
Opinion: When are ‘out of office’ requests out of order?
As an assistant of any kind can be asked to work hours around the clock for your boss. If that means booking a last-minute flight at 2am or arranging a last-minute meeting at the end of the day, then that’s what you do. But, are out of office requests reasonable? And if so, where is […]
The portable label printer targeting the PA market
The good old days of the handheld label maker has been updated for the 2018 workspace and this cube of functionality is small, elegant and compact. Vincenzo Ferrara, staff writer at PA Life has been putting this little label maker to the test. As soon as I received the Brother PT-P710BT Label Printer, I was […]
Opinion: It’s a man’s world
We spend around a third of our life at work, so as you can imagine it must be difficult to feel like you don’t fit in with others. Vincenzo Ferrara, staff writer at PA Life, talks about why treating male and female assistants as equals is crucial. I recently heard a story from a respected […]
Work & life: Sherrine Wright
After seven years at the multinational toy and games company Hasbro, Sherrine Wright, EA at Hasbro, hasn’t looked back. Here, she shines the light on the vibrant and colourful world of toys and why it is imperative to keep up with the latest tech. What inspired you to start a career as a PA? My […]
Podcasting PA Liz Van Vliet on why PAs won’t be replaced by tech
Podcasts have risen to fame over the last five years, with more of us than ever downloading and listing to them. With topics that vary from showbiz news to gardening, they can be easy listening or a place to learn new information and skills. After many hours listening to podcasts devoted to helping PAs/EAs develop […]
Should you be worried about voice assistants?
Technology is taking over our lives at an increasingly rapid rate and it’s got a lot of PAs worried that they will be replaced with a phone app. Vincenzo Ferrara thinks that change is in the air, with investment and development in AI (artificial intelligence), it seems likely that in the future a lot of […]