A Day in the Life: Simone White, PA, BlackRock

Practically Perfect PA

I started my life as a temp at the V&A in London, after graduating and realising that the world of fashion journalism & promotion was not for me. I took all my skills learned from my studies to organise people and offices instead. Expenses!

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5 tips for Being a Freelance Worker

On The Job

The days of temp workers being qualified for only low-paying, entry-level jobs is past, and workers who embrace the work may find they appreciate the flexibility and experience they gain, Ozier says. It's a great way to enhance your skill set and broaden your sphere of influence," he says.

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Assistant Certifications: free webinar replay & handout

Office Dynamics

Private colleges may seem expensive but they offer many scholarships to help offset this cost. It’s really about looking at the skills you need to succeed in your current job; be ready for new opportunities; and plan for your future.

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The myth of transitioning

Virtual Moxie

Keep your current job, change your lifestyle, put away the money you save until you have some reserves Usually this involves moving to someplace less expensive (I've known people to sell their houses!) Temp three days per week so that you have some steady income, and work in your VA practice two full days per week In this way, you have income, and you have specific, defined time to work on building your practice.

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