Training

  • 5 tips for effectively managing up

    Working within a support role can mean that you’re often on the receiving end of instructions; but management isn’t something that just happens down the organisational hierarchy. It also needs to happen upwards so that your manager …

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  • How to pave the way for career progression

    Working in the same position for several years can leave you feeling as though you aren’t progressing in your career as quickly as you would be if you were moving between roles. This can result in you feeling demotivated and could begin to …

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  • Five ways to improve your time management

    Time management is defined as the art behind planning the amount of time spent on specific activities - specifically so as to be able to boost efficiency or productivity. In a support role, you’re often the eyes, ears and knowledge centre so it& …

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  • Five talking points you should always bring up in interview

    You’ve registered with your recruiter, your CV has been sent to the hiring manager and you’ve secured an interview. Congrats! The next step involves preparing for an interview. We all know this can take time to do properly, especially if you …

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  • The technology you need to know

    We can all appreciate the extent to which technology dictates our working lives. However for PAs, in particular, it’s increasingly significant to be in-the-know with the emerging technologies available. It can seriously impact the productivity of …

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  • How to excel in a Skype interview

    Skype interviews are becoming a more common and acceptable practice in contemporary hiring processes, and are even a go-to first choice in some instances - especially at first-stage interview. Using Skype, as opposed to the telephone, is a preference …

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  • How you know it's time for a career change

    Do you remember your first meeting with your careers advisor at school? Can you recall having a clear idea of what you wanted to do? I certainly didn’t. It goes without saying that finding a rewarding and fulfilling career is not something that …

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  • Actions speak louder than words

    As you spend hours poring over your CV, half a day on a covering letter and still more time trawling through the online job boards, you might not realise that this hard work could all be undone in a matter of seconds - if your actions don’t match …

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