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A day in the life of a private PA

Becoming a private PA can be a fantastic career choice, with plenty of opportunity for professional development and one-of-a-kind experiences! However, do you know what this type of PA job actually involves? We spoke to one of our fantastic candidates, Sylvie1 to find out what a typical day looks like supporting a busy chairman. 7.30am: I’m

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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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How to write a private CV

A CV is the most important document you can produce in the hunt for a job, especially in the private support sector. It is a principal’s first impression of you and your experience, so has to be the very best representation of your skillset. However, with limited time to impress – research shows that a

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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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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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So you want to become a UHNW nanny?

From Fran Fine to Maria Von Trapp and Mary Poppins, the nanny has become an iconic figure within popular culture. However, these days, being a nanny to the world’s wealthy is about much more than breaking into song and solving problems through lateral thinking – it’s a lucrative career that requires a comprehensive set of

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How to ask for a pay rise… and get one

Asking your boss for more money can be a nervous conversation for many people. However, with proper preparation and research you can both improve your chances and plan out your next step, whatever the outcome. Here are five things to know before you begin the conversation. 1. Know the business Make sure you know what

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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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To gig or not to gig? The rise of self-employment

As the modern world of work moves away from a processing-based economy to that of a knowledge-based one, freelancing and self-employment continues to rise in popularity. Commonly referred to as the gig economy, there are now 4.8 million professionals, or 15% of the UK workforce working for themselves, having contributed £271 billion to the economy

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