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What's in Store for Temporary Jobs following Brexit?

What's in store for temporary jobs following Brexit?

Following the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the EU in June 2016, London has seen a sharp increase in temporary office support vacancies across industries, that has continued to rise in the approach to the leaving date, March 29th 2019. During this period, many businesses have undertaken strategic workforce planning to best utilise their existing workforce, […]

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How to adjust your CV depending on the role

How to adjust your CV depending on the role

If you are looking for a new role this year, you will most likely have dusted off your CV and started to update it to reflect your current skills and experiences. This is an obvious first step in your job hunt but not where the journey ends for your CV! I think most of you […]

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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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Ten podcasts every PA should listen to

Ten podcasts every PA should listen to

I don’t think I’ve shared this before but I love podcasts, and I have for years. They are more popular than ever, and there are loads of podcasts that can help you with your personal and professional development. I listen to a lot of podcasts and so I thought today I’d share my top ten […]

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Career development round up for 2018

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 […]

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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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Smash your mid year review

With September being half way through the financial year for organisations it is most likely that at some point soon you will have a mid-year review with your manager. If you don’ have anything in the diary or your Executive hasn’t mentioned getting together for a review I would highly recommend you do something about […]

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What are your manager's objectives?

Mid year review season is here again! Many of you will be completing your mid year review paperwork, looking back on the last 6 months to see what you have accomplished and having conversations with your managers regarding your performance to date.

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Job descriptions for Personal Assistants - Merited or inherited?

Once upon a time you spotted or were presented with a Job Spec which caught your attention.  You applied for the role and after an interviewing process were offered the coveted position.

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How to negotiate a job title change

How to negotiate a job title change

Negotiating a job title change can be a scary prospect. It can be particularly daunting for those in the administrative sector who feel that they are not taken seriously in their chosen field.

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Mid year reviews

It is that time of year again! I’m afraid mid-year review season is back in town or otherwise know as the time when you have to dust off your objectives from the start of the year and have a look at how you have been getting on for the last 6 months.

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What should be in our job specs?

More often than not job descriptions for assistants are sketchy at best leaving us with more questions than answers. What does “and anything else that might be needed” actually mean? What are “ad-hoc duties’? How flexible does an assistant need to be and what does “juggling multiple priorities” really involve? Along with these generic phrases […]

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