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11 Things Smart People Won't Say

There are some things you simply never want to say at work.

These phrases carry special power: they have an uncanny ability to make you look bad even when the words are true.

Worst of all, there’s no taking them back once they slip out.

I’m not talking about shocking slips of the tongue, off-color …

Human Resources

“#thursday #notfriday”

What makes a successful PA?


In the spring of 2015, we surveyed over 2,500 PAs and almost 300 senior level employers from organisations of all sizes across the UK. They …

United Kingdom

How To Write an “About Me” Page That Gets You Hired

About pages are hard. You have one page to summarize who you are, what you do, and how you’re different in a clear, concise, and confident way. No …


9 things mentally strong people do to manage stress

Stress is a common obstacle to productivity and career success.

That's why being able to manage stress effectively can prove pivotal.

We spoke with psychotherapist Amy Morin, the author of "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," to find out the best way to approach stress management.

1. They keep


How to Update Your Resume in 30 Minutes—and Turn in an Impressive, Typo-Free Version

Let’s start with the good news: You just bumped into a well-connected person and impressed the heck out of her. So much so, in fact, that she asked …

Small Business

Office Lens

• By: Microsoft Corporation

Office Lens trims, enhances and makes pictures of whiteboards and documents readable. Office Lens can convert images to …

Top 5 Organizing Hacks For Your Space - Personal Assistant Concierge Company NYC

My mantra for organizing your space is “everything has its place!” If you can’t find space for something, chances are you probably don’t need it. …

Personal Organizing

How to find a mentor in your first job

Using the word “mentor” will make your expectations clear.

This article is published in partnership with The original version can be found here.

By Brianna McGurren / Nerd Wallet

When you start your first job, you’ll have plenty of questions about the real world that college might not have …


An Offer from Sue France for Shelagh's Readers

When thoughtful, high performing assistants offer their perspectives, people pay attention. People such as bestselling author Sue France, a former


Miss Manners: Not every e-mail has to be read right now

Mail delivery used to be a sport for the whole family. The dog was excited to see the mailman (as he was likely to be then), even if the mailman was not excited to see the dog. The baby loved to rip up the packaging and stomp on the foam bubbles. That left Miss Manners time to read her letters in …


"Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." -Lolly Daskal #MondayMotivation

Nobody works 40-hour weeks anymore

Far fewer managers are putting in five days of 9 to 5.

The 40-hour work week may be facing the same fate as the home phone — extinction.

A new survey shows that half of all managers are working more than 40 hours per week, reports the Wall Street Journal, and nearly 40% have seen their average hours …


Are we addicted to technology?

Just five minutes after meeting sleep and energy expert Dr Nerina Ramlakhan in her central London clinic, she delivers some bad news.

"You've got the classic pattern of someone who's in a fatigue cycle," she says.

"You're running on survival energy. Your sympathetic nervous system is in overdrive. I …

Public Broadcasters

Here's the Legit Way to List Company Accomplishments on Your Resume Without Lying

You know that lying on your resume is an absolute no-no. And while you’d (hopefully) never fake a degree, there are some times when it’s unclear what …

Social Media

Celebrity gatekeepers: 7 personal assistants to Hollywood stars explain what their days are like

While the celebrity lifestyle may appear to be filled with glitzy red carpets and A-list events, there's plenty that goes on behind the scenes that isn't quite as glamorous.

Behind most celebrities is a team of people working to make sure everything looks perfect and runs smoothly in the hectic life …


We Asked, You Answered: How Can Ninjas Find Work/Life Balance?

The “9 to 5 job”—is there any phrase that’s more laughable than that?

With round-the-clock email accessibility and phones that only get switched off …


10 Things that Personal Assistants Do Better Than Anyone - Estate and Manor Magazine - Household Staffing Online Publication

The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs *

It’s about love.

The great assistants all love what they do. They unabashedly …

Personal Assistants

Pitman Shorthand Workshop

Pitman Shorthand Workshop

People speak on average 180 words a minute — that's 3 words a second. Can you write 3 words a second? Probably not.

Do you …

Mixing Millennials and Baby Boomers in the Workplace Melting Pot

Editor’s Note: This article written in collaboration with FirstJob, a job site that matches recent college graduates with quality entry-level and

Baby Boomers

IAAP Branch Events: Essential Training, Close to Home

IAAP Branch Events serve as a regional touch-point for administrative and office professionals. You’ll have the opportunity to interact, network, and …


@lucybrazier @AAPNZ So True! #multitasking #juggling #admin #administrator

Eugene @Accountemps @OfficeTeam collected over 850 pieces of clothing for @roberthalf suit drive

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Master | Microsoft

Beginning on January 5, 2015, to earn the MOS Master certification in Office 2013, you must choose one of the following tracks (Word 2013, Excel …

22 Inspiring Quotes to Shout From the Rooftops in Celebration of Women’s Equality Day

Women were granted the right to vote exactly 95 years ago today. It’s a day of celebration for how far we’ve come, but even more, it’s a day of …

PA in the news

Well this has been an interesting couple of days.

On Monday news broke about a premiership footballer who had advertised for a new Executive PA. …


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