Unemployed Execs – Pull Back FromThe Slippery Slope To Early Retirement!

Barroom philosophy has it that if you lose your job when you’re over 50, you’ll never work again. But this is less true if you’ve been a senior executive or company director where your experience, wisdom, technical management ability and … Continue reading

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No Rest For Santa’s Bookkeeper

The elves were snoring, the reindeer enjoying their fodder and the big man himself, Santa, was soaking his feet in a bowl of hot water. It was the day after Boxing Day and while everyone else had completed their work … Continue reading

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Parisians & Bruxellois – Train As ‘Secretarire Bilingue’ In London!

Ambitious people living in Brussels or Paris who wish to train as bilingual secretaries would do well to consider learning at Pitman Training in London’s Holborn. The best recognised name in UK secretarial training for over 150 years, Pitman offers … Continue reading

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How To Avoid The Allure Of A Christmas Party Affair

It’s nearly Christmas party time again and that means we are entering the danger zone! Will Steve in sales finally get off with Tracy from accounts? Have Sunil from IT and Sharon from logistics already begun an affair? The Christmas … Continue reading

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The Barrister’s Secretary

When people ask me what I do for a living, I tell them I’m a typist, which is partly true. I think it’s part of that British thing of not wanting to blow your own trumpet, not wanting to brag. … Continue reading

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A Quarter Mile Down Holborn

Bob Franklin strode away from the police line and flicked his cigarette butt into the gutter. The cop wouldn’t let him cross and he’d already used up all his P.I. privileges with the duty sergeant. Somehow he knew the murder … Continue reading

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Three Ways To Get A Sales Job

By Keith Wymer, Author Of “How To Hire A Salesperson Successfully.” Here’s 3 ways to get a sales job in one of my companies: 1. Do your research before the first interview. 2. Prepare at least 20 questions to ask … Continue reading

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Retiring After 19 Years’ Service.

I’m retiring today! I’m 65 and I thought I’d had enough but I’m feeling a bit teary, sitting at my desk for the last time. I hope they don’t have a presentation for me or anything like that. I’d hate … Continue reading

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I’m going all geeky!

As part of my Executive PA course at Pitman Training in Manchester, I’m learning web design. Strange really, as I have no eye for design and as a techie, I’d be absolutely useless. Yet I’m doing it and enjoying every … Continue reading

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Executive PA At The Seat Of Power

Frank smelt funny. Sort of musky. And he was in the foulest mood I have ever seen him in. I knew it was bad news when Steve stormed out and slammed the door. “Get me Mary on the phone, now!” … Continue reading

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