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’s 60 seconds with one of our virtual assistants Claudine, an experienced traveller with a flair for design and marketing:
Area of expertise: Graphic Design, Marketing & General Admin
When & why did you join Get Ahead VA: I joined Get Ahead VA in September this year. Although I enjoy working from home I do miss being part of a team. Becoming a member of Get Ahead VA offers me the best of both worlds – the flexibility of working from home with the community of the Get Ahead VA group.
What did you do before you joined Get Ahead VA: After completing my degree in public relations, I spent many years working in corporate marketing. I also completed an intensive foundation course in graphic design, enabling me to provide creative solutions for clients. I ran my own Marketing & Design business in Melbourne, Australia and since relocating to the UK last year I have run my own VA business.
I am also a partner in a company called Smooth Relocations where we assist people moving to Guildford from overseas with finding a house, schools and generally to settle in the area. Having relocated three time from South Africa to England, England to Australia and then back to the UK I know exactly what clients need and how to smooth the process for them.
Career highlight to date: Running my own businesses has been hugely rewarding, despite all the hard work. When my clients are happy that is always a highlight for me. Whether it is a beautiful flyer I designed or that they got their dream job after I helped them with their CV, my skills have made a difference and that is so rewarding.
Plans for the future: I am always looking to keep learning and expand my skills. I know I can learn a lot from some of the other experts in the Get Ahead VA team, as well as online. Continuous professional improvement is so much more accessible now with the availability of training on the web. Personally, I am looking forward to exploring Europe with my family. We love to travel and as my youngest was born in Australia I especially would like to show her some of the places we have been in Europe, as well as discovering new places together.
If your business could benefit from help from Claudine or any of our other virtual assistants in the UK please get in touch on 01483 332220 or [email protected]. Our highly experienced team love to take on the tasks you don’t have 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.