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How to be a PA: A practical guide to becoming a super-efficient Personal Assistant

ISBN: 9780993383700
Publisher: Maria Fuller
Publication Date: 2016-05-17
Number of pages: 266
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The No1 Best Seller in Secretarial and Office Skills, Amazon UK, October 2016. Are you a PA stuck in a rut not knowing how to progress your career? Are you a student or apprentice PA, thirsty for knowledge? Are you returning to work after a career break and considering a PA career? Perhaps you are an experienced PA but want to ensure your skills are relevant and up to date. Whatever your reasons for wanting to expand your PA knowledge, 'How to be a PA' will answer your questions, provide inspiration and motivation, and set you firmly on the path to PA success.

Written by a C-Suite Executive Assistant, 'How to be a PA' is an invaluable source of information for anyone employed as (or training to be) a Personal Assistant. Packed full of practical tips, advice and office insights, this book will equip you with the skills you need to succeed in today’s competitive, yet lucrative, PA market. Discover career choices for PAs, how to support a CEO, the key elements of the PA role, getting started as a PA, supporting a new manager, arranging business travel. Plus how to network, managing the annual meeting schedule, PA super skills and getting on the ladder to C-suite. This book will become your 'go-to PA guide' contains a series of epic ‘top tips’, assertive calls ‘for action’ and flags information to ‘add to your PA bible’.

Bursting with images, screen shots, checklists, and templates, 'How to be a PA' is a must-read and a comprehensive learning and development book, which you will refer to time and time again. Chapter subjects include: *Insider Knowledge* *How to Schedule Meetings* *So, you want to be a PA?* *Professional Associations* *Business Networking* *Choosing your Career Path* *An Introduction to Business Travel* *Diary Management* and *The City of London for the Business Executive*. Also included are *Recommended Websites* and a useful *Glossary* for PAs.

EUMA member Sandrine from Paris emailed the author direct to say "Hi Maria, just to tell you that I love your book! I've already read the first 103 pages. I wish I had such a guide with me when I started to be an assistant, 20+ years ago!" Sandrine, Bilingual EA, Allen & Overy, Paris.

The outdated role of Secretary has ramped up into Personal Assistants, Team Leaders, Virtual Assistants, C Suite Level EAs and Business Assistants, so get ahead in this challenging yet rewarding sector and enjoy reading 'How to be a PA'.

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