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The grass is not always greener!

I began working at Attic Recruitment five and a half years ago, when I was a bright eyed and bushy tailed graduate who had typically just returned from travelling and didn’t know what I wanted to do. I registered with Attic Recruitment as a candidate, but the timing was such that they had a junior vacancy and offered me a position within the business. Although my dad had spent many years in headhunting, I must admit recruitment had never really...

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A company stays alive, when it’s culture stays alive

So, the ‘big’ day finally arrives, you’ve spent the last few days prepping for the interview and you absolutely knock them for six. You asked the right questions and had the right answers. All that you can do now is wait. The call comes. You’re a mix of nervous and hopeful, after all the interview went off without a glitch. “I would like to thank you for your time, whilst we were really impressed with how you interviewed and we...

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How do we keep ahead of the competition?

This is a question I regularly ask myself; how do we continue to stand out in an over-crowded market place where hundreds of boutique secretarial recruitment companies are set up every year? 14 years ago, Sarah and I set up Attic with one main goal – to build a successful secretarial recruitment company. It’s only 14 years on that I truly understand my definition of ‘success’. New companies come and go all the time – setting up and promising something...

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We are not Aliens

Communication kəmjuːnɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/ noun the imparting or exchanging of information by speaking, writing, or using some other medium.   Communication is key, it’s something that is crucial within the work place, especially within the recruitment world. Whether it’s between my client and I or candidates keeping me informed on their job search, it’s all necessary - after all I am not telepathic and I cannot read minds.   “Reaching out” is hands down one of my most hated phrases, but it...

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Sweaty Palms? The do’s and don’t of interviewing in the heat!

The idea of wading through the 100s of people enjoying the sunshine, whilst you are melting in a thick suit sounds excruciating. With the combination of everything travelling on the London Underground, the sweltering heat, the nerves… it makes me sweat just thinking about it. We have put our heads together here at Attic, providing some top tips for all those interviewing this summer. Before you do anything, find out what the company’s dress code is.Obviously you will need to look...

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Dylan the Dog

We have just brought home a very handsome (I am biased) 10 week old Springer Spaniel puppy who in time, will hopefully become a much loved member and resident of the Attic team. I am not sure how useful Dylan is going to be on the temp desk, and his ability to assemble compelling shortlists is dubious but he has given me a fresh perspective on things. We started Attic almost 14 years ago and have spent that time creating...

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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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