My Journey as a Virtual Assistant by Michelle Wilbraham

I recently joined the team at VA Connect as a Virtual Assistant and in the short time I have been with them, I have really enjoyed the experience thus far.

I started my career as a Medical Secretary and gained 10 years of experience and knowledge in the government sector. After the birth of my son, I resigned as we decided that the early stages of a child’s development are crucial and I was privileged to stay at home with him for 4 years until he started day-care.

After this I returned to work and had been working as a personal assistant/office manageress for the past 17 years, basically ending up running the office for the company that I was last with.

I was working in a half day job which suited me at the time as I had a school going son.  They decided to make the position full day so I had no other alternative but to resign, so that I could be there for him.  He has since left home and I now found myself having so much more time on my hands and suffering a bad case of empty nest syndrome.

I was searching for something that I could do from home and by chance came across Tammy Nortier on a facebook page and she mentioned VA Connect to me.

I have been working for VA Connect for a week now and am absolutely loving it.  I have gained so much valuable knowledge and skills during this short time and been exposed to many new software packages and applications.

Working as a VA gives me exposure to new clients and and I am currently working for a USA based company which despite the time difference is easily manageable and a great opportunity.

I love working from home and don’t miss the daily commute to work like everyone else.

I look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship with both the client and VA Connect.

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