Finding my way at VMA Group
I purchased a book last week ‘Getting Things Done’ by David Allen. This is all about the fine art of time management and the ability to prioritise. Sadly, however, I have not found time to read it!
You see, I have had the pleasure of being part of VMA Group for three months now and I can say it has been a whirlwind! I have been told by a number of my colleagues that I manage to look cool calm and collected even at my most manic times, this is lovely to know that at least I appear this way!
As any PA will tell you, our work is never done. I am PA to the CEO and Strategy Development Director as well as being part of the Support Team and over seeing HR. From helping to arranging both internal and external events, booking various travel, organising itineraries to various ad hoc duties, which recently including emergency hosiery situations! My day is a busy one to say the least.
I moved to London just four months ago and it has been the best move I have ever made and my life has seen many exciting changes in 2013. I feel as though I have reinvented myself.
Working within a recruitment company, I have now experienced things from both sides, and I’m beginning to understanding the art of matching the best candidates with the clients’ needs. After all, recruitment is the art of matchmaking!
In my previous roles a great deal of my time was taken up with management of teams, mainly building enthusiasm and trying to improve the overall work ethic which was a challenge at times. However, here at VMA Group I have never worked in such an enthusiastic environment with people who truly take pride in their work. The support team consistently go the extra mile in helping each other and this is so refreshing to be a part of.
I am still very much in the transitional stage of finding my feet within the business and making my mark on the role of PA. With all the changes that have taken place for me in recent months I am now feeling a lot more grounded and the role is certainly coming into focus for me.
My aim for the coming months is to learn more about the workings of each of the departments and develop my knowledge of the recruitment industry in general. I realise that the clearer understanding I have of the business the more clarity I will have of my own role within it.
First things first though…I must read that book!
By Elizabeth Fitzjohn
Personal Assistant – Julia Meighan (CEO) & Claire Tuffin (Strategy Development Director)
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