Meet the VA: Jane

Meet the VA: Jane

Here at Get Ahead VA our people are everything.  Our ever-growing team has a wide range of highly skilled professionals with different backgrounds, expertise and even different personalities to ensure that we can find exactly the right virtual assistant to match our customers’ requirements.

Here is 60 seconds with one of our virtual assistants Jane who has 15 years’ experience as an executive assistant and is a born organiser:

Name:  Jane Condliffe

Area of expertise:  Personal Assistant

When & why did you join Get Ahead VA:

I joined Get Ahead VA in April 2016 after deciding to leave my senior Executive Assistant job in London.

With a young son to look after I wanted more flexibility with my working hours.  After researching many virtual assistant companies I was most impressed with Get Ahead VA.  The website was engaging and professional.  After working in an office for 15 years I had always worked as part of a team and been surrounded by people on a day to day basis.  The idea of remote working seemed daunting.  But Rebecca at Get Ahead VA quickly reassured me that even though I would be working remotely, working with Get Ahead VA would allow me to be part of a wider remote team.  I was soon reassured that I wouldn’t be working alone, so I decided to join.

What did you do before you joined Get Ahead VA:

As an Executive Assistant of 15 years, I supported senior level management in large global organisations in London.  I began my career as a Personal Assistant supporting a team of Reinsurance brokers and progressed to my final position supporting a CEO on a one-to-one basis.  I am a born organiser.  I like to really get to know the person I am working with and provide support for them.  I want them to feel reassured that their day to day admin is running smoothly whilst they get on with running their business.  This comes with trust and a strong relationship.  Prior to working as an EA I spent 4 years working as long haul Cabin Crew for Virgin Atlantic.  This gave me a great opportunity to travel the world and fantastic experience of working in a team.

Career highlight to date:

Making the decision to leave the security of full-time employment and work as a VA was a massive leap but one that I am really proud of.  The whole Get Ahead VA team has been really supportive and it feels great to be doing something for myself.  Get Ahead VA allows me flexibility to spend time with my family whilst giving me the independence to carrying on with my own work, as well as learn so much for the other team members.

Plans for the future:

Professionally I am always looking to learn more skills and increase my client portfolio.  I love taking on a new client and really getting to know them and how I can support them best.  Personally I am very excited about two great holidays we have planned this year.  This month we are off for some winter sun in Dubai.  Later in the year we are travelling to Singapore and Bali to visit a friend who has moved there and see the Grand Prix.  It should be a fantastic trip.

If your business could benefit from help from Jane or any of our other virtual assistants in the UK please get in touch on 01483 332220 or email [email protected]  

We love to take on the tasks you don’t have the time to do, don’t have the skills to do, or simply don’t want to do.  We pride ourselves on being the staff you don’t see, but the difference you do.

 

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