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September 2017

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The Process to Hire a Personal Assistant Can Be Stressful

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If you have decided to hire a personal assistant on your own, or if you are a company hiring staff, the process can be stressful and long. You will no doubt meet a lot of people who are good candidates and many that are not. The number one thing to always keep in mind: trust your instincts. This applies to hiring staff as well as choosing which clients to work with. Every day we come in contact with new clients. Sometimes we immediately don’t like something we hear. It may be their tone of voice or their request. It is…

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Your Virtual Office: Be Productive on the Phone

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We would like to think that any time a customer contacts us, it’s a good thing. Unfortunately, sometimes our customers can make our jobs harder instead of easier. All of us are customers at some point in time; hopefully everyone can learn something from reading this article, and we can all be as productive as possible in the workplace and communicate better with each other. Keep your virtual office running as smoothly as possible! Scenario #1: The business phone rings. Assistant Jackie: “Hello, this is Jackie.” Customer: “Hi, is this Jackie?” Jackie has had contact with this customer for 2.5 seconds,…

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Executive Assistant Jobs: Does Your Employer Care?

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Sometimes the “outside world” can be a little hard on business owners. When you work for someone else, the perspective is completely different. Perhaps you have had some really bad executive assistant jobs in the past. Not all companies take advantage of their employees! Here are a few things that business owners wish everyone else understood: Stat holidays are rough. For our staff, stat holidays are a reprieve. It’s an extra-long weekend to get away with the family, rest and relax, and get paid stat holiday pay to do it. For the business owner, stat holidays can be nerve wracking….

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