Our BlogAnswers to some of the common questions we hear and some industry insights
When I was first coming into the industry I struggled with a variety of ignorances. It was so overwhelming that it was difficult to know where to start, what questions do I ask and who do I call to ask them. This is one of the very few industries (the only one I know of) that there is no common or widely known guide to the industry. From what skills you need, what education is recommended or even how to find a job. It’s not like in the Edwardian Era and before when you were born into the industry, now it’s a career choice. A career path with no obvious door, paved roads or signs pointing you in the right direction.
My hopes are that these posts help guide future professionals along a smoother path than I took. Please comment with your thoughts and perceptions to help guide your fellow professionals towards success.
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DEMA’s downfall creates a fillable void for a higher standard in Private Service Networking. But it should be locally driven by Private Service Professionals.
“Discretion is the better part of Valor” and in our industry, it is a requirement! The only good time to bring up a Principal’s name is only when you are interviewing and it needs to be disclosed. Any other time it’s just unacceptable.
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We have a lot to do during the day, all the chaos we manage can result in missed tasks and a feeling of being overwhelmed. HomeZada allows us to manage 70% of the chaos, allowing the House Manager to focus 100% on the 30% of unexpected.
One of the fun parts of our job is that we have to "think outside the box"on a regular basis. We often run into issues in which we are ignorant and have to source a vendor that will not try to take advantage of us or the street address. The keywords in this process...
I was recently asked how we could publicly identify the employers in our industry to help professionals from being taken advantage of or being treated poorly. Unfortunately, due to the dynamic nature of human diversity, there are good and bad professionals as well as...
A three-part series discussing some of the core personality traits and experiences you need to be a Private Service Professional.
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Ever wonder what those symbols mean that are on the tags inside your clothes? I know they seem like random symbols, but they are crucial to the longevity of your clothing. Washing temperature and settings, bleaching, drying, ironing and whether the item should be dry...
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