We have teamed up with PA Life to bring you a new monthly column called Ctrl+Alt+Del where our founder, Lauren Bradley, will help EAs, AAs, PAs and more take control of your day with her top tips on tech and productivity.Continue reading The Officials x PA Life: New monthly column by Lauren Bradley for PAs
Sick of your boss skirting your one-to-ones? Take matters into your own hands.
One of the biggest complaints I hear from administrative professionals is that they can’t get their bosses to meet with them. Remote working has only added another obstacle in the way, providing even greater lack of visibility.Continue reading How to Get Your Boss to Stop Skipping Your 1-2-1s
To say our lives have been shaken up in the past year would be an understatement. We’ve all had to adjust our schedules in more ways than one, and many of us are feeling what has been called “Lockdown Burnout”. Even Vogue has reported on this phenomenon, writing multiple articles on the strain of working and living in the same space and how burnout and fatigue are very real phenomena experienced by people around the world.Continue reading How to get ahead of lockdown burnout
Are you ready to upgrade your work from home tech? Our founder, Lauren Bradley, is a self proclaimed tech addict. Her popular Tech Hack series for assistants highlights fun and easy ways you can use tech to make your job easier every day.Continue reading Work from Home Must-Have Tech
This is my point of view most days. After I posted a hugely popular Reel about my morning routine on Instagram, I was inundated with DMs about all of the products on my desk. I had no idea how popular it was going to be.
So I took some time to find you all the links and give you a little detail about why I have specifically curated each item.
I hope you find it useful. All suggestions and comments are welcome. I’d love to know what products help you do your job.Continue reading The Ultimate Home Office Must-Have Accessories
In honor of Black History Month, I would like to share some resources on Black history that I found eye-opening and compelling. There is so much rich history that traditional education has kept from the history books.Continue reading Black History Month
This woman made me cry.
The first time I had the please of speaking with Annie Croner, of Whole Assistant, I became completely lost in her life story.
I was absolutely gobsmacked to learn what she’s been through and survived. I was in tears just listening to her story. This woman is resilient AF and what she did next is so very inspiring.
Register to learn all about Annie’s journey and how her near-death experience made her so passionate about helping others prevent burnout in their lives.
written by Henrietta Barker, Guest Instructor of the Success Planning for Career Growth, recruiter and podcast host
“Unbridled Spirit.” That is the tagline of the state of Kentucky, known for its whiskey and its horse racing. What a perfectly concise description!
I have spent years interviewing some of the most talented and successful assistants in the world. Yet, I see many of them stumble over the same things time and time again in their job search. One of these things is efficient storytelling. Like the tagline, how can we be as cut-throat with our words in order to impress in an interview? Let me give you a common scenario.Continue reading The Art of Efficient Storytelling in a Job Interview
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Trying to focus these days is harder than it’s ever been. What with the jarring daily news reports, stress of virtual school (if you are a parent), while balancing working from home (or in a socially distanced office) – you have more pulling at your attention than ever before.
by Ursula Kohler, Instructor of the Building a Strong Relationship with Your Principal Course and Founder of Capital EA
I nearly blew it
Confession time! I nearly destroyed a role that I had longed for because I lost all trust in my skills once I got the job and spent months trying to prove my worth.
Though I spent my time convincing the powers-that-be that I was the right person for the role, I lost all confidence in my own abilities once I actually landed the role. I spent way too much time trying to prove myself as an administrative magician and mind-reader.
It’s no surprise to anyone that this tactic didn’t work. I spent too long on projects trying to guess what the principal needed, I made judgment calls with too little information, I was constantly trying to catch-up and I was beginning to give away the respect I had from day one.