Welcome to the career development round up for 2018. This year we have written a lot of blog posts dedicated to the career development of our Practically Perfect PA readers!

Career development round up for 2018

Here are some of our highlights and a video from our first Virtual Summit – Developing your business acumen on a shoestring budget.

10 Instagram accounts to help develop your career

I loooooovvvvveee me some Instagram and I’m sure most of you are the same. I think it might be my favourite social media platform, although that is like picking your favourite child, it kinda depends on the day. Anyway, I do love Instagram and it has so much to offer Assistants who are looking for some career development. Read more here.

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

2nd March 2018

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 the role. Read more here.

5 things to do when starting a new PA role

16th July 2018

Starting a new Assistant role can be a pretty nerve-wracking experience. We have to form productive working relationships pretty quickly, build rapport, learn new systems and hit the ground running within a few weeks (if we are lucky!). Read more here. 

Job hunting when you are already employed

7th August 2018

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? Read more here. 

How to network at any PA event

27th August 2018

I organise a lot of events, and I also attend a lot of events so I get to see a lot of networking take place and I can tell you straight away, most people find networking scary. Read more here.

Feeling overwhelmed at work?

17th September 2018

I’m sure at some point in our careers we have felt stressed and overwhelmed with how much work we have to get through. It can be such a vicious circle because it can feel like the only choice is to keep going, trying desperately to stay on top of everything and work extra long hours. Read more here. 

How to change your Assistant career

12th November 2018

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. Read more here. 

Career Development for Assistants

Practically Perfect PA has specifically selected our most dynamic and inspiring presentations to help you develop your career as a top-notch Assistant.

Our thirteen sessions focus on the softer skills that help business people to get things done. These sessions will motivate you to push on with your career. Every session will help you identify areas where you can make small changes that will have a big impact.

  • Be The Game Changer In Your Organisation
  • Career Development And Progression – Identifying What Is Standing In Your Way
  • Developing Your Personal Branding
  • Effective Communication
  • Effective Listening
  • How To Get Into The Inner Circle
  • How To Manage The 1.2.1 Meeting
  • Proceed Until Apprehended
  • Stepping Up And Leaning In
  • Setting and Achieving Your Goals
  • The Power Of Body Language
  • The Positive Impact Of Being More Assertive
  • The Traits Of A High Flying Assistant

This course is available to purchase now for only £30. Follow this link to purchase the Career Development online course.

Career Development For Assistants

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