Insight & ideas

If you’re thinking of embarking on a career as an administration professional, or you’re looking to move into a new sector, it helps to know a little about what a typical day working for senior managers and directors in that industry is truly like.
Although this should be nothing but a joyous time, a close friend of mine is due to go on her maternity leave any day and instead of worrying about the mountain of preparation needed for the new arrival, her thoughts are primarily on the job she is leaving behind.
It’s a common misconception that the responsibilities of an EA don’t extend far beyond diary management and typing up memos.
It’s just a fact of life that we can’t all love our work all of the time — sometimes, for a whole variety of reasons, things just don’t work out and going to work every day becomes not just a chore, but a nightmare.
The latest jobs data shows that demand for jobs across the UK is stronger right now than it has been in years. Employers in big urban centres, including Manchester, Birmingham, and London are recruiting more staff than any point since before the financial crash in 2008, according to a recent report.
Have you ever been contacted by a recruitment agent about a position, enthusiastically replied but never heard a thing back? Have you sent in your CV, sought out help finding a new and more exciting role, only to be told about openings that aren’t even as good as your current position?

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