When it comes to successfully running your Virtual Assistant (VA) business, being an awesome Virtual Assistant isn’t enough. A VA can be excellent at their job, have a positive mindset, the necessary skill set required to do the job well and a desire to be there for her clients. But that in itself doesn’t guarantee […]
Starting your own VA business and becoming a VA may currently be a dream for you, but you can easily make it your new reality, if you’re willing to put in the focus, time and effort. However, before you make the decision to make a leap to self-employment and your new VA business, you need […]
Are you currently a PA, dreaming of having your own VA business? Maybe you’re an Admin Professional, who craves having the control and freedom of running your own business? If you’re currently employed and looking to make a career change to VA, it’s a simpler process than you think.
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 […]
So the London 2012 Olympics is finally here! I absolutely adored the opening ceremony and revelled in the celebration of our British culture and traditions. As a local East Londoner I could also just about make out the fireworks and the Red Devils flew over my house so I was extra pleased.. London is really […]
I recently googled Gatekeeping: what does it mean? According to Wikipedia the word ‘gatekeeper’ is a person that controls access to something or more recently an individual who decides whether a given message will be distributed to a wider audience. The term ‘gatekeeper’ is used in association with Assistants frequently, you will see it in […]
Every PA / EA has a set of skills that enable them to do their job well, senior staff might not notice these unique attributes but we should and more importantly we should know how to use them to the best of our abilities. Assistants are the superheroes of the office, possessing extraordinary superhuman powers, […]
Following in our series of blog posts concentrating on interview techniques for Assistants this is our interview questions and answers for PAs, EAs and Administrators part 2. In the first blog post of the series, I looked at some of the common questions interviewers ask potential employees and the answers I would give if I was […]
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.