Our BlogAnswering 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.
Standing Out -10 Things to Consider when Branding Yourself for Domestic Managers and Staff with Jeff Snider of JSDesigns
Jeff Snider of JSDesigns opened with: "If I had 5 seconds to give you my best advice on personal branding–for any individual or profession really–it would be this: Stand Out." That can mean a lot of things, but once you unpack it, it really boils down to is standing...
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...
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...
What questions should candidates ask in interviews to get a clear understanding of the principal? Why does ghosting happen? In the latest episode of the Easemakers Podcast, we asked Peter Van Ryder to share what he’s learned as a private service professional turned educator and recruiter.
One of the little treasures that I have discovered over the past several months, thanks in large part to Latricia Friend of Household Management Services, is ClubHouse. Latricia has created a platform using ClubHouse and her “room” called the 5-Star Service Club to help reach Private Service Professionals and bring them together to chat about Private Service related topics
Donna Shannon of Personal TOuch Career Services spends a few minutes chatting with Peter Van Ryder of Estate Management Solutions about their Essentials of Household & Estate Management course.
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.
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.
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...
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.
Contrary to their claims, Angie’s List does not offer all reviews. A PSP, is NOT ALLOWED to post a review on behalf of their Principal. Read here about my experience with them.