How it works

1 Complete your profile
2 Search users
3 Contact the candidates
4 Find the match
  • Sign up to the EYJA network and immediately become a member – it's free and so easy to get started.
  • You can always add more information later, but we recommend you complete as much of your profile as possible straight away.
  • Make sure you don't include any contact details (such as address, email, phone numbers etc.) in your public profile.
  • Bring your profile to life by adding photos, inspirational quotes or information on your hobbies and passions.
  • Don’t forget you can always see who has viewed your profile and added you to their ‘Preferred’ list.
1 Complete your profile
  • Use our basic and advanced search options to find the connections you are looking for.
  • Search results will display a list of potentially suitable profiles, with information about each candidate.
  • Scroll down until you find the match who most suits your requirements and save their profile to your 'Preferred' list.
  • You can return to the results of your search at any time by browsing your search history.
2 Search ASSISTANTS/PA users
  • If you wish to contact another member you're interested in, or who has shown an interest in you, you can upgrade your profile to become a full member for an annual subscription fee of £15.
  • With this upgrade, you can enjoy the full benefits of the EYJA network including the ability to contact other members via our internal messaging system.
  • We encourage you to use our internal messaging system until you decide to reveal your personal contact details to the other party.
  • Sometimes it can take time to find the exact person you're searching for, so remember to be patient and check our tips on making the most of the platform's services.
  • Stay smart and make sure to check out our safety tips.
3 Contact the candidates
  • If you've successfully found an employee or employer then share the news by changing your profile status to 'Inactive'. This lets us know that we've just made some more people happy, something we love to hear! Also, if your status is not changed to 'Inactive' other users may assume that your search is still 'live' and possibly waste their time trying to contact you.
  • Once sorted, please share your experiences with us by using our 'Leave feedback' form.
  • In addition, if you're really happy with our service we'd appreciate if you sharing your experience of EYJA with friends, and others who you believe could benefit from our service.
  • Don't forget to come back if you ever need our services again in the future – but let's hope you don't have to soon.
4 Find the match

Helpful tips

  • Profile Remember to fully complete your profile giving all the important information.
  • Smile for the camera Don't forget; people love photographs and love to see faces. The inclusion of a photograph will help increase interest in your profile. Make sure the picture is bright, clear and says something about your personality – it never hurts to smile.
  • Honesty is the best policy Be honest in your description of yourself; it will save others time when searching for the right connection and will also help avoid disappointment and mistrust in the long-run.
  • Up close and personal Be personal. Try to show your personality by sharing your hobbies, interests, preferences, character and moral values. This may narrow down the list of potential candidates but will add to the value of those genuinely interested in your profile.
  • Weird is good Be a little weird and reveal some funny or quirky traits you may have (like your collection of Mickey Mouse T-shirts) – people like a sense of humour.
  • Be responsive Respond to all messages even if the proposal is not exactly what you are looking for. This shows politeness and helps others by saving time on their own searches. How quickly you respond to messages is seen publicly on your profile as your Response Rate.
  • Be realistic Members should be realistic about their expectations and what exactly they can offer (for example an employer with high requirements offering very little in return, or a PA without experience but with high expectations).
  • Priorities Be clear about your priorities. Members should set their priorities and keep them in mind when searching for an employee or employer.
  • Being pre-judgemental It's very easy to pre-judge a person based on their nationality, experience or culture and discard or reject a potentially perfect candidate. Avoid stereotyping and you may just find that perfect connection you're looking for.
  • Getting 'Sorted' Don't forget to update your status notification when you are in an active search or when your search has been 'Sorted'. It will save a lot of time for others if they are aware of your current situation.
  • The perfect employer/employee Sometimes rumours spread in unexpected ways. If you made a good connection with a person whom you employed, or a person who employed you, you have a potential to become a highly desired candidate next time around. If you are a PA, it is highly likely that you will probably get a good reference from your employer which will greatly increase your chances of employment.

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