Here at Get Ahead VA our people are everything. Our ever-growing team has a wide range of highly skilled professionals with different backgrounds, expertise, and even different personalities to ensure that we can find exactly the right VA to match our customers’ requirements.
Here’s 60 seconds with our VA Linda:
Name: Linda Semeins-Allen
Area of expertise: Social Media & Pinterest Strategy and Management, content creation, document creation, email marketing (Mailerlite), project management, and events organisation.
When & why did you join Get Ahead VA:
I joined Get Ahead in 2022. I worked with Rebecca in 2020 to optimise Get Ahead’s Pinterest account. I love working for myself but I also love being part of a team, something which Get Ahead VA offers. The flexibility is a huge benefit as I can fit work around family life.
What did you do before you joined Get Ahead VA:
I have done a variety of different jobs before joining Get Ahead VA. I am originally from The Netherlands and started my career as a diplomat posted in New Delhi, India. This is where I met my husband and together, we continued to travel the world. I have had to adjust my career and reinvent myself a few times and as such have a very broad background and diverse skillset.
I have been a PA to the Executive and Deputy Chief Executive in the city of London, I have worked as a marketing assistant for an IT recruitment company, and I have been a management officer for the British Embassy in San Salvador.
In more recent years I was a primary school teacher for 11 years (of which four were in a management position) and in the past two years I have been running my own business something which has sharpened my organisational and management skills.
Career highlight to date:
This has to be setting up my own business and building it from scratch.
During my teaching career, I thoroughly enjoyed being a Year Leader. I was responsible for five classes, nine members of staff, and 90 children. This meant I had responsibility for the management and administration of the Year Group, including safeguarding, curriculum implementation, planning, timetables, budget, and performance management.
Plans for the future:
Lots of things! I look forward to being part of the Get Ahead team and helping grow the business further. At the same time, I am looking forward to continuing to grow my own business and to keep learning as I thoroughly believe we are all life-long learners.