Tag Archives: private service

The Honourable House Manager: An Interview

I recall when I first spoke with “Sam.” [I am using a pseudonym for the purposes of discretion and maintaining the privacy of the individuals involved in “Sam’s” story] At the time, over 12 years ago, I was working for my previous employer and interviewing House Managers for an important …

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6 Steps to Find Your Voice and Speak Up!

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” Alice Walker (The Color Purple) There’s good news and bad news in the workplace of 2016. The good news is that there has never been a better time to be a personal assistant than …

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Tips for an Effective Letter of Recommendation

In private service, people live and die by their references. More than any other industry, future employers rely on those recommendations to decide if a person should be trusted with their homes, their children, their possessions, and even their pets. However, many people don’t know how to write a good …

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A Revolutionary Tool Specifically For Residences and Yachts.

Estate & Manor Magazine had the chance to sit down with Margarita Amam, the brainchild behind (IMS) Interior Management Systems Crystal. Her app is designed specifically for hospitality professionals working inside private residences and on-board luxury yachts. Margarita started her career from a young age, working her way up the …

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Pursuing The Household Management Dream

how do you become a household manager?

Across all industries in the global workplace you can easily find ‘fast track courses’ which are readily available for those wishing to change their career path and make a better life for themselves. Some of these courses will ‘guarantee’ instant success in terms of finding a suitable position – which …

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Job Searching During the Dog Days of Summer

As summer gears up for the hottest months, the job market traditionally cools down, especially in the realm of private service. For Household Staff job seekers, this can be discouraging and frightening, however, this is actually the perfect time to work on your resume, cover letters and LinkedIn profiles to …

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Are long job applications worth the effort?

Every job seeker knows the drill: you find a job that really interests you, but when you follow the link to apply, the application goes on forever…   Why they do this to you? Recruiters will often use the long application process to help weed out candidates. The thought process …

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