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Stop the world, I want to ‘log off’

I have said on many occasions that I dislike technology and email with a passion but my word, I have to log-off for the sake of my sanity.   Needing a bit of silence and solitude is essential for creativity. Whilst attempting to write this blog about our successful temp desk, I made the foolish mistake of sitting in our busy office, inevitably being distracted by different topics of discussion.   I have always found working open plan a challenge...

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What’s in a name

Call me a snob but I hugely dislike Attic being referred to as a Recruitment Agency. We are without a doubt a Recruitment CONSULTANCY! Jumping off my soapbox for a moment, I do have a genuine point to make.   Agency by definition is ‘a business or organisation providing a particular service on behalf of another business, person or group’.   Consultancy on the other hand is ‘a professional practice that gives expert advice within a particular field’.   Being...

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Graduates – how to avoid the post-graduation job hunt pitfalls

The post-graduation period can be strange. The weeks following finishing University are both relieving and terrifying. The upside is celebrating the fact that the dissertation is finally written, that all the hard work has paid off, and you have survived 3 years of gruelling work. However, for those graduates who have no idea what they want to do, that loved their degree subject but don’t want to pursue as a career path, the post-graduation phase can be scary to say...

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Why I love what I do 

The world of recruitment is a fascinating one. Whether working on permanent or temporary recruitment, we are exposed to highly confidential information on a daily basis about the intrinsic workings of organisations in and around London.  Where else other than recruitment are you exposed to so many different industries, personalities and business issues. As we specialise in placing PAs and Secretaries, we spend most of our time meeting with inspiring CEOs who have either started businesses or helped transition them...

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How to write a fantastic cover letter – our top 5 tips!

1)    Know your audience There’s nothing worse than sending the same generic cover letter to every job you apply for. The tone, style, and language, used in each should be tweaked depending on the company you are applying for. A good way to gage what is appropriate is to have a look at their website, and try to write in a style similar to theirs.   2)   Sell yourself A cover letter is a unique opportunity. Unlike your CV you can...

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What do Values mean to you?

Recently I attended an interesting course and one of the topics covered was Values and how important they are in life.   We come across a different set of values in so many areas and they form a central part of who we are as people. Along with our own Personal Values, we also have our Family Values, Work Place Values, Friendship Values and so on.   Being able to tune in with a set of values is key to...

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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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