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Job-hunting in a saturated market – how to stand out from the crowd in Dubai

With over 200 nationalities, the UAE is a melting pot of cultures, experiences and people. Emiratis make up roughly 20% of the population, while expats from Europe, Asia and Africa consist of the other 80%, emigrating for career progression, an improved quality of life and the chance to increase their earnings.[1] The booming expat population

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Collaboration and critical thinking: how technology is affecting the future of work

30 years ago, a typical job for Angus Knowles-Cutler would be to look at the financial performance of the top 50 British companies over the last three years. To do this, he’d pop down to a library, pull out a couple of microfiche and spend the next 12 hours looking through a viewfinder to review

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How to prepare for your performance review

The performance review or appraisal is an essential part of any EA or PA job, providing an opportunity for both employee and employer to take stock, assess past performance and establish goals for the next quarter or six months. As an employee, it is your chance to take an active role in your career development,

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Podcast: Hiring in the City

The City of London continues to be a hub of recruitment activity, with plenty of opportunity to hire EAs, PAs and other administrative staff. However, the UK’s low unemployment rate means that candidates are in short supply. This means hiring managers need to go above and beyond to attract the best talent. We sat down

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Deciphering your pension

The pension has long been a contentious issue for policymakers, employers and workers in the UK. In December 2017, research by the Department of Work and Pensions found four in ten employees were under-saving for their retirement, with over half of these earning a middle or high salary. However, new research, released just in time

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The seven traits of a successful PA

Being a PA is not a walk in the park! You must be extremely efficient and be thinking ten steps ahead of your boss. You need to act as a second brain for your principals and adapt your working style to match theirs. Some bosses may want you involved in their personal life – and

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From engagement to experience: how employee engagement is shifting in 2019

As organisations look for ways to attract and retain the best talent in this ongoing candidate-led market, hiring managers are increasingly examining the importance of employee engagement in the modern workplace. However, just as the world of work continues to shift and transform, what it means to engage staff is also evolving as companies look

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Executive search: A cheat sheet

Deciding on your career path can be incredibly tricky for new graduates. With the world of work constantly changing and new roles popping up all the time in response, what you may have thought you wanted to do when you entered university may not exist when you finish! Nowhere is this more obvious than in

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Four office catering options better than a sandwich board

When it comes to lunchtime meetings, the sandwich board is almost as ubiquitous as an agenda. However, with the rise of food delivery apps like UberEats and Deliveroo, as well as the introduction of office-specific catering options, the options are now endless. PAs, imagine your executive’s surprise when they’re greeted with a bowl of fresh

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What you need to know about the Middle Eastern job market

Would you ever jump into a pool without knowing its depth? Or eat a meal without knowing what’s in it? Approaching a new situation with as much information in your back pocket can dramatically alter your experience. No more is this more obvious than moving overseas. While there is always going to be an element

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