Did you know 85 percent of job vacancies are filled through networking, according to a report compiled by Great Business Schools? Whether you’re a startup entrepreneur or a long-time business owner, networking is critical to your professional growth. If you don’t have the time to network, here’s how a virtual assistant can handle the small tasks that come with networking events.
Get help with finding the best networking events
It can be a challenge to keep your finger on the pulse of Dubai’s networking scene. There are literally hundreds of networking events that could easily gobble up your entire day if you were to research all of them. My PA’s virtual assistants can help with this admin-focused task by researching these networking events for you.
Just let them know your criteria – Are you looking for free-of-charge networking events? What is your budget for paid networking events? What days of the week would you like to network on? Would you like a networking calendar?
Get your business cards scanned into a digital database
The downside of business card swaps at networking events is keeping track of them. Don’t let these valuable contacts turn into a pile on your desk or a wad in your pocket. My PA’s virtual assistants will promptly scan these business cards into a nifty database – keeping the details of your new contacts easily accessible.
Get on top of your follow-up game
My PA’s virtual assistants can follow up with your new contacts on your behalf. We can telephone and email them so your relationship doesn’t lose momentum. Retain your new contacts by acting swiftly and embedding yourself into their memory. Our virtual assistants can also arrange lunch or coffee meetings on your behalf.
If you’re based from a home office and would like to meet in a professional environment, you may use our boardroom, although this will be charged at an additional price. We are located in the central district of Business Bay.
You can enjoy a helping hand from My PA’s virtual assistant for as little as AED 100 per hour. Our virtual assistants can also help with general admin tasks, online research, email and phone management, and much more.