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. That is why people avoid it at all costs, they either don’t go to events at all, or […]
There has never been a better time to launch your VA business. If you have been considering it for a while, have proven skills that can be easily transferred into the remote support sector, have a realistic understanding of the hard work and effort involved in working for yourself, and have the funds required to […]
Today’s Day in the life: Jane Condliffe, VA at The PA Pod. This is our first Virtual Assistant to complete the day in the life questionnaire. So, do enjoy! What are the main aspects of your role? As a Virtual Personal Assistant I support small businesses and professionals with their business and personal administration. My role […]
I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one that gets a little bit apprehensive about attending events, especially large exhibitions that are set up like a gauntlet that you have to navigate through while avoiding overzealous salespeople pulling you from one poorly designed stand to another.
Congratulations you got the job, you’ve worked your notice, you have bought a few outfits, and now you are sitting at your desk ready to face the challenges of a new role. Hopefully, you would have been interviewed by your new manager so you will have gained some understanding of what they are like and […]
Like a lot of us these days I am glued to my iPhone. I’m lost without it (sometimes I am literally lost without it thanks to my dependence on Google maps to get me about London!) I use my iPhone every day and I’ve found there are loads of apps which are really helpful for […]
I was having a look through my CV recently, just adding a few bits and bobs and generally updating it and I noticed I tell my would-be employer how well I communicate both effectively and efficiently. As I was reading this I thought to myself, ‘what does that actually mean?’ And then it occurred to […]
I must admit I’ve been struggling to start writing the blog this week, I knew I would be discussing the tricky world of expenses and as I’m sure you can imagine the subject hasn’t really stirred my creative juices! Unfortunately for us, this is a job we as assistants have to complete on quite a […]
Last week I went along to Confex 2012, for those that don’t know Confex is a large exhibition aimed predominately at event organisers. During this year’s event the powers that be put on a PA day which along with the exhibition including specific training sessions for PAs. Although I have already attended a training course on Financial […]
Over the last few years, I’ve changed employers a number of times and so have had to face quite a few interview questions and answers for PAs, EAs and Administrators.