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  • Many people are under the impression that being a leader is about having “Manager” or “Director” within their job title, but the skills involved in great leadership also make you a great employee and a role model within your company and will ultimately lead to career progression if you apply them...
  • ‘How can I become a celebrity PA?” This is a question we’re asked ALL THE TIME. It’s a career goal for many assistants. The perception of the role is that of a glamorous, exciting, fast-paced ‘lifestyle’ job, with automatic access into a world of opportunity and luxury. The reality is often very ...
  • Following the success of Little Purple Book in October 2015, we're delighted to announce the addition of a brand new networking event for PAs and EAs
  • SecsintheCity have launched a work experience competition aimed at undergraduates currently studying a marketing or events management degree.
  • A ‘Celebrity PA’ role is a desired career path by many candidates. Although it may seem like a dream role, is it the right job for you?
  • Last month, SecsintheCity were invited along to Angela Mortimer's 8th annual International Women's Day event.
  • Petek Adems is an Agent at ROAR Global. She was a celebrity PA from 2011 to 2014
  • At Bain and Gray, many of our clients fall into the “celebrity bracket”. Many of them approach us as they wish to remain anonymous and have a discreet and confidential recruitment search conducted for them.
  • Business networking is one of the most important tools to use throughout your career. “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know” could not be more accurate and networking is the best way to make this work for you.
  • Sir Richard Branson’s former EA, Samantha Cox | Oprah Winfrey’s former EA and Chief of Staff, Libby Moore | Finalist in BBCs ‘The Apprentice’ Bianca Miller.
  • Networking has become a crucial aspect of business development, whether it is for sharing information or gaining professional contacts. So how can networking help you and your job search?
  • Successful networking is a combination of excellent interpersonal skills, poise and confidence. Even if you feel slightly uncomfortable networking, it is really important to act “as if” you do!
  • Aimee Bateman is a careers coach and the founder of Careercake. Here she gives her top tips for networking.
  • Now that January is well and truly over, it’s the perfect time to reflect on getting the most out of your job. Perhaps you’re looking for more of a challenge, returning back to work or need more of a work life balance – whatever you need; here are some top tips to help get you on the right track.
  • A recent salary survey from Robert Walters indicates that 2016 could see an increase in salaries for PA and office support roles, with up to a 15% increase for some specialist roles.
  • Preparing before any interview can make all the difference to the end result. The Bain and Gray team have put together our top ten tips in order to achieve the best outcome on the big day.
  • 2015 was a great year for SecsintheCity, with over 129,000 PAs and EAs visiting the site every month.
  • Registrations have now opened for office* 2016 taking place at ExCeL on 11-12 May. This week they’ve confirmed Libby Moore, former EA and Chief of Staff to Oprah Winfrey, as their Keynote speaker.
  • Join The CV & Interview Advisors for their free webinar on how to write a high-impact CV.
  • At SecsintheCity we pride ourselves on attracting the best PAs and EAs in the country. We asked them for their top tips so we can share them with all our candidates.