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Where to go for a great Gif and other creative messaging

Where to go for a great Gif and other creative messaging

It goes without saying that Gifs, emoticons, emojis and Memes are everywhere on social media. We use them all the time, to express a point, to send a quick reply, to make people laugh. Gifs are great and Memes are funny as hell. But do you use them at work? And if not, why not? It’s […]

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Managing your Executive's one to one meetings

Managing your Executive's one to one meetings

It kinda goes without saying that organising your Executive’s schedule is a never-ending task. Their time is always in demand, be it from clients, suppliers, colleagues around the business and of course from members of their team. As an Assistant, it is your role to make sure your Executive sees the right people at the […]

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How to set boundaries between your personal and professional life

How to set boundaries between your personal and professional life

At the recent World Administrators Summit in Frankfurt, the delegates talked a lot about the challenges we face in the role, which were, of course, shared by all of the representatives from different parts of the world. What struck me as really interesting was the extent that so many challenges could be resolved with setting boundaries […]

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Everything you need to know about job hunting this year

How to change your Assistant career

How to change your Assistant career

Being an Assistant isn’t for everyone. I mean let’s face it, the job has its challenges, and I think you have to love the role to succeed in it genuinely. If you think of the position as a stepping stone to something else or a job that you’ve just so happened to fall into, then […]

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Job hunting when you are already employed

Job hunting when you are already employed

It can be a little tricky job hunting when you are already employed, but the research suggests that the most desirable candidates are those that are already in a full-time job. So, how do you go about searching for a new job without jeopardising the one that you already have? Here are our five tips […]

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Is a PA job description worth the paper it is written on?

Is a PA job description worth the paper it is written on?

During the Future Assistant Conference we touched on the subject of job descriptions, which if truth be told, we talk about a lot at Practically Perfect PA events. It is a topic that never stops being hot. Why? Well, firstly pretty much every job comes with a job description, detailing the skills and requirements for […]

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Group booking… every travel manager’s nightmare!

Group booking… every travel manager’s nightmare!

Your boss comes to you and tells you that you need to book the travel for 100 people for a Winter getaway, and it needs to be done by next week… eek! Where do you even start? Well, there are two options: 1. Book it yourself. You could always waste several hours searching multiple websites […]

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Technology: Future Proofing Your Career

Artificial Intelligence to Intelligence Amplification “Human intelligence will always be number one, but with machine learning and artificial intelligence you can amplify it.” Anil Kamath, Vice President at Adobe The landscape of the employment market is experiencing a tidal wave of change. We are deep in the middle of the 4th Industrial Revolution, where Tech and […]

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Why you need to use tech to help you with your business travel management

Why you need to use tech to help you with your business travel management

Did you know that business travel is a $1.3 trillion dollar market? And that in most companies, travel spend is often the second largest expenditure after salaries? Business travel spend in general is massive, but it doesn’t stop there; the amount of time spent organising business travel is substantial too. We all know just how […]

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