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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.

A Gift for Returning Students

A Gift for Returning Students

I would like to offer returning students a special rate of $200 for the Essentials of Household & Estate Management.  If you have been to an in-person class in the past and would like to retake the course, enter the month, year, and city you attended into the promo code field at the bottom of the Student Intake Form.

Working with Placement Agencies

Working with Placement Agencies

Putting on a new hat, career-wise, is an educational opportunity that can drastically change your perspective.  I've had several in my life-time: FOH Hotel Management, IT, Inn Keeper and for the last 15 years of being a Private Service Professional.  It has the...

Identifying Vendors

Identifying Vendors

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...

Choosing A School

Choosing A School

Many times have I been approached to discuss what school a Private Service Professional should attend.  This can be a difficult question to answer.  While there are only a few to select from, the cost and time commitment can make it a difficult choice.  Here are my...

How to Read Clothing Labels

How to Read Clothing Labels

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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