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Corporate Costume

As Halloween approaches, I am reminded of the many costumes that I donned throughout my childhood. Many were chosen based on my dreams of what I would be when I grew up.  Not one of those costumes was of a harried, burnt-out businessperson at my wit’s end. How about you? Though I do wear many hats, that; thankfully, is not one of them.

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Happy and Productive

Have you ever noticed the inner workings of a brick and mortar business?  The cubicles, the neon lights, the noise, sometimes, even the morale?  Of course this is a big generalization; however, it certainly fits in many of today’s offices.  Wouldn’t it be nice to have a private office, warm lights, little distraction, and be happy where you are?  Sounds great to me.  Actually it sounds great if I were an employer as well.  I would want my employees to be comfortable, happy, and productive.

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Virtually Speaking

When you go to work everyday and have your own little cubicle amongst a sea of cubicles, you are aware of the “Office Protocol”.  It’s the unspoken understanding of how you work with and speak to colleagues and clients.  Of course, you will always have those that deviate from this standard but generally speaking, you know what is expected of you in the “real” world.

In the world of cubicles, you bump into colleagues everyday.  You chat it up over the water cooler and become familiar with one another’s boundaries.  Of course you will have your “close talker”; this is the employee that invades the personal space of others.  And there is always the “phone junkie”; the employee that likes to talk on the phone incessantly.  The ever popular “cubicle groupie” slurps a cup of coffee and makes the rounds of all the cubicles checking on everyone else’s work but not contributing anything themselves.

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October 19th, 2009 by Team CVA | No Comments »

Going the Extra Mile

Anticipating the needs of a client is one of the many things that makes a Virtual Assistant indispensable.  At Contemporary Virtual Assistance, not only is this a prerequisite for contracting with a Virtual Assistant, it is fostered through meetings and training.  The VAs are encouraged to constantly analyze the current needs of the client and the direction of the business.  Envisioning the future of the business and recognizing the means to get to that vision is a skill in which the VAs of CVA take pride.

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Where Learning Never Ends

You have heard the phrase, “team of well-trained professionals“.  This is an excellent way to describe the Virtual Assistants at Contemporary Virtual Assistance.  The Virtual Assistants that provide services for the clients of Contemporary VA are educated, experienced, skilled Administrative Assistants.  All are versed in working remotely for clients via phone, fax, and email.

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What to look for in a Virtual Assistant

When you are considering the possibility of hiring a Virtual Assistant, you need to contemplate what exactly you are looking for.  What are the skills that you need?  What experience and even more importantly, what qualities are you looking for?  While the needs for every business owner will vary, here are a few things to consider when searching for a Virtual Assistant.

Experience:  This should be one of the main considerations when looking at a potential candidate.  You need to determine how much experience he or she has working from home.  It is imperative that you insist on and check references.  Be sure that the experience listed is what you are looking for.  A candidate may have substantial experience in word processing but if you’re looking for assistance in bookkeeping, then you probably need to consider someone else.

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October 14th, 2009 by Team CVA | No Comments »
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