Private Service

Picking the best picture for your social media

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Your picture: on social media sites like LinkedIn, profiles with a picture gain a significantly higher amount of views.  However, that picture can be either the kiss of death or the start of a professional relationship.  With so much riding on this first impression, how can you be sure that your picture is conveying the right image?

www.PhotoFeeler.com is a website that allows users to upload a photo and gain insight from other users on key components on their first ...

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The 2015 Guide to Private Service Agencies and Educators is here!

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After several months of careful editing and revisions, we are finally ready to release the 2015 edition of “The Guide to Private Service Agencies and Educators.”  Featuring over 20 agencies, major schools, and notable educators in the luxury lifestyle management, this guide is a valuable resource to anyone looking for a job in the domestic services industry, from nannies to estate managers and everything in-between.

Best of all, you can get your copy for free!

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Agency Spotlight: Private Chefs Club

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Private Chefs Club is a domestic staffing agency for chefs only. They are the only chef placement agency that provides extensive coverage throughout the whole duration of the placement.

More than just an agency, PCC is a network for private chefs and estate managers that provide direction and guidance for any situation. Some of the services offered include menu development, specialty diets guidance, nutrition information, event planning, party staff employment, consulting on equipment purchasing and pricing for custom kitchens, and much ...

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Agency Spotlight: Distinguished Domestics

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Distinguished Domestic logo 2015Awarded the DEMA Agency of the Year award in 2012, Distinguished Domestics is highly respected in the industry.  Located just outside Beverly Hills, California, they are an agency for professionals that truly enjoys the work they do. Respect is the name of their game, and Elise Lewis was kind enough to tell us more about her agency.

1.            How long have ...

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5 ways to destroy your new contract job

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Contract work is new norm for many people.  Do you know the traps to avoid when taking a contract job?

It’s quite common for job seekers to accept contract or temporary jobs with the hopes that they will turn into full-time employment.  Even without the potential of a new job, the contract assignment has become a crucial piece to any employment scenario.

However, many people are destroying this opportunity within the first two weeks.  In the contract world, these mistakes may not ...

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Review: The Essentials of Household & Estate Management course

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estate management solutions logWhile many people are familiar with the large, long-standing schools for private service certification such as the Charles MacPherson Academy and Starkey International Institute for Household Management, there are challenges of attending such a course: classes demand full-time attendance for 4 – 8 weeks and the tuition is costly. Over the past few years, some independent educators have begun to ...

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Poor LinkedIn practices that kill candidates

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Watch out for Linkedin mistakesEveryone knows that posting negative comments on LinkedIn is a sure-fire way to scare off employers and recruiters alike. However, many candidates are killing their chances without even knowing it by making these common mistakes on their profiles.

Improper formatting of their name

It’s shocking to see how many people are making this mistake.  Either their name is listed in ALL ...

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Educator Spotlight: Peak Technical Institute

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Peak Technical InstituteIf you are looking to expand your knowledge and training for the Private Service industry, Peak Technical Institute teaches two unique programs. With campuses in both Tennessee and Colorado, Peak offers a variety of classes to cover virtually any topic the busy Private Service professional could possibly need. We had a chance to ask Theresa Stratton a few questions to get ...

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Private Service Educator Spotlight – The Meyer Suite

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In the world of workshops for Private Service Professionals, The Meyer Suite is a relative newcomer, opening their doors in 2012. However, their commitment to help enlighten potential and current Personal Assistant’s to the industry is a sincere desire to help others decide if this is the right profession for them, without having to make a costly investment.

In today’s Educator Spotlight, owner Elizabeth Meyer tells us more about her focused workshops…

1. How long have you been in business?
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Agency Spotlight: Quintessentially People

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Quintessentially people logo agencyWith offices in London, Los Angeles and New York, Quintessentially People serves 80 global locations with regional offices. While known for placing high end private service professionals, they also recruit for the corporate sector with Personal Assistants and office support roles. They have a job board they use for their candidates, placing for positions not just here in the US, ...

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