Episode 6: OFFICE GOSSIP AND FRENEMIES

"Hi, Sherri!" A familiar voice called. Sherri looked up from the laptop in front of her and saw Sandra standing in front of her office. "Hi." Sherri forced a smile. She didn't want to make friends with any of the staff, but it was inevitable. She'd seem ...

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22 LIFE HACKS FOR ASSISTANTS

Assistants are the backbone of many organizations. They organize calendars, plan meetings, file paperwork, and handle a variety of tasks that help busy executives stay on top of their game. Your job is challenging and demanding, you must be organized and ...

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8 TYPES OF ASSISTANTS NO ONE LIKES

If you have ever had an unsupportive boss, this blog post is for you, you might just be the problem. This article will help you understand traits that rub bosses the wrong way. Bosses often complain about their employees' incompetence; that their assistan ...

Episode 5: SHERRI’S GOT A JOB

Sherri was propped up in bed on a Monday morning thinking about the unfortunate incident with Amaka the previous week when her phone rang. She answered the call, unaware that her life was about to change for the better. “Hello, good morning.” A feminine ...

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14 BEST PRACTICES OF ASSISTANTS

Assistants are generally undervalued, but their roles are nevertheless demanding. The right assistant can make a huge and positive impact on the effectiveness of an executive. The reverse, however, is also true.Here are some best practices of high value a ...

Episode 4: THE INTERVIEW CRASHERS

Sherri arrived home with a broken heart and a gnawing hunger pang.She could survive a heartbreak, but hunger and the constant look of disappointment in her parents’ eyes would be hard to bear. Since her siblings and her parents were in their rooms, she gr ...

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FIVE QUESTIONS ASSISTANTS NEED TO ASK A NEW BOSS

Everyone working with a new boss wants to put their best foot forward and make a lasting, strong impression. Even if you have spent a long time within the organisation and the new boss was recruited /head-hunted from another organisation, or you just got ...

Episode 3: THE BREAKUP

“When do you want to start?” Olumide repeated the question.“Err...” Sherri couldn’t decide if she should take the job or not."The job is yours if you want it." Olumide said, emphasizing 'WANT.'Of course, I want it, or I wouldn't be here! “Would you like t ...