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The Do’s and Dont’s of the Office Christmas Party

Do attend – do not turn up your nose at an invitation the Christmas party, it is usually a fantastic way to mingle with everyone at your office while enjoying some great food and drink! Don’t leave too early – Saying you have other plans or that you are tired can come off as rude and disrespectful to those who have organized the party! It is one night of the year so make the effort to stay as long as...

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Useful Apps for Personal Assistants and Administrators

Calling all Personal Assistants and Administrators here are some great Apps for those of you who are always on the go! Outlook App For iPhone users this App is a lot more user friendly than iMail. You can see all of your inbox folders easily. And it has many more features, to name a few you can access and organise your calendar, put your out of office on, and sync with your LinkedIn account. Wunderlist A fantastic to do list...

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Every job interview is an opportunity

We know how frustrating a job hunt can be. When searching for a new career the majority of us apply for as many roles as possible within a field they are interested in. However when it comes to facing the daunting prospect of actually going to an interview, a role can suddenly seem less appealing. Whether you feel you are under or overqualified for a role, it can be tempting to back out of an interview and wait for something...

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Is there a difference between a Personal Assistant and an Executive Assistant?

In the business of recruitment, it is important to be completely clear on who our client is looking for to fill a role, and on the responsibilities the new recruit will need to take on and the personal qualities they will need to have. For this reason, the distinction between the titles “Personal Assistant” and “Executive Assistant” is a pertinent. The two can be used interchangeably, or can be considered to have important differences which we wanted to investigate. If...

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What we didn’t know about Fire Safety at Work

Verity and I attended a fire warden training course last week with Metro Safety and we would highly it. It was very practical and informative, but at the same time had everything you would want for a work training day really - including a video from the early ’90s, plenty of cakes and the opportunity to actually have a go with some fire extinguishers. So thank you to Metro Safety and our lovely fire safety coach Mark. This has inspired...

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How to Eschew Recruiter Bugbears

As a recruitment consultancy, we represent you to our clients and it’s absolutely in our best interests to make sure you realise your full potential at your interview. We’ve had hundreds of fantastic candidates walk through our doors over our years in business, who have gone on to secure fantastic jobs, but every now and then a candidate can slip up on small things which can compromise their chances of being put forward for a role. If you’re looking for...

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I have a huge amount of confidence in the team at Attic – they have taken a lot of time and trouble to understand the culture and nuances of our business and it shows. I will keep asking them to support us because I know they will deliver a great result – quickly and with style.

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