There are many different ways you can interview when looking for a new Personal Assistant and being aware of the pitfalls of each one is important before deciding which to use in your armour for finding the right PA for you. Telephone Interviews A good idea to use as a screening tool if your new Personal Assistant will be speaking with important stakeholders within the business or if you are looking for someone who has the ability to connect quickly...Read Post
As well as having a good interviewing technique (eye contact, strong handshake, being articulate and concise etc), it is essential that the actual content of your conversation is appealing for an interviewer. Obviously this varies to a certain extent from job to job which is why it is important to do as much background research as possible into the person you are meeting and what they are looking for from a candidate. Here are just a few examples of the...Read Post
Top 3 common interview styles – please try to avoid them: The Unprepared Flying between meetings, not had a chance to read the CV, pressed for time so condense everything into ten minutes… Think how this reflects on your brand as a company and you as an individual Is ten minutes really long enough to get the most from the meeting? Yes, gut feeling is important and plays a part but bear in mind that it is a candidate market...Read Post
Never go to an interview without having done your research on the company and the job spec… DUH (!) but you know that. J Here are a couple of points that we came up with that should help ease the stress of preparing for an interview. Knowing your CV inside out is a no brainer. If you don’t… I would be worried! Try and anticipate any questions that could be asked, maybe prepare some competency based questions (if you Google,...Read Post
Think about the role you are hiring for in detail - what skills and experience do you need, what is essential, what can be learned, what would be a bonus to have. If you are working with a recruiter then this is an essential part of their service. Feel comfortable that the top three skills you need, the candidate either has or you feel confident can learn. List the top three key attributes and qualities the person needs to demonstrate...Read Post
Don’t be an ironing board!!! What in the world is she talking about, I hear you say...? Whilst it is important to not confuse having a career with having a life and we should all be mindful to not let our careers define us, it is also important to acknowledge that our careers are wonderful, 'mystical' avenues that allow us the opportunity to pursue meaningful work and provide us with a sense of purpose and freedom to do magical things....Read Post
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.