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Answering The Questions We Hear You Asking The Most

 

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.

 

What Makes a Great Housekeeper

What Makes a Great Housekeeper

When we think about what makes a house shine, it's not just about the sparkle on the surface; it's about the hard work and dedication of a great housekeeper behind the scenes. But what makes a great housekeeper exactly? It's someone who can manage the upkeep of a...

Developing Leadership Skills

Developing Leadership Skills

In private service, developing leadership skills means more than just telling people what to do. It's about guiding your team to do their best and creating a place where everyone works well together. Good leaders in private service make sure that everything gets done...

Mastering Effective Communication in Household Management

Mastering Effective Communication in Household Management

Master the art of communication within household management with this detailed guide. Learn essential techniques such as active listening, clear expression of needs, and conflict resolution. These skills are pivotal for household managers to ensure smooth operation, foster teamwork, and maintain strong professional relationships. Enhance your ability to manage tasks effectively and build trust within your team, leading to a harmonious and efficient work environment.

A Guide to Preserving Professional Boundaries at Work

A Guide to Preserving Professional Boundaries at Work

Within the typical workplace setting, it’s important to conduct oneself professionally. This sets the tone for mutual respect and collective productivity. For each of us in Private Service, the challenge is even bigger. We must be friendly and professional at the same...

Our Advice on Pre-Employment Trials

Our Advice on Pre-Employment Trials

Starting a new job is exciting, but it can also be nerve-wracking. This blog expounds on how the different parties involved see pre-employment trials and how to navigate them toward success. Let's imagine that you're at the stage wherein the perseverance and hard work...

The Private Service Professional’s Library

The Private Service Professional’s Library

In today's fast-paced world, Private Service Professionals are expected to be experts in a multitude of areas, from etiquette and event planning to household management and personal shopping. With so many responsibilities on their plates, it's no wonder that even the...

Selecting The Right School For Your Path

Selecting The Right School For Your Path

With 2023 fast approaching, one of the many things we will be deciding in the coming months is where to spend our hard-earned money and sparsely available free time regarding career development for the Private Service Professional. Therefore, I thought it would be the...

Four Key Consistencies

Four Key Consistencies

What's something hard to find and almost impossible to recover once lost? Your integrity. When we think about integrity, we typically see it as a trait on the same level as honesty or truthfulness. However, we could protect our integrity if we saw it as the sum of our...

Decorum in Private Service Networking

Decorum in Private Service Networking

The relationship between a Principal and their Private Service Professionals can be amazing. Mutual respect, clear boundaries, and well-defined expectations help everyone enjoy their work and professional arrangements. But sometimes, specific issues that can disrupt...

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