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How to make yourself indispensable as a temp?

The landscape of the employment market is changing and more and more of us are in pursuit of that perfect job and refuse to settle. This burning desire to land the perfect job presents significant challenges for all ages for various reasons and therefore can take a considerable amount of time before one doesn’t have to worry where the next pay check is coming from. In contrast to this, many are also setting up and investing in their own ventures,...

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Back to School

My eldest son went back to school last week and I was most perturbed by the fact that he didn’t want a new pencil case. Buying a new pencil case is a right-of-passage for the commencement of a new school year and all the possibilities it encompasses. The chance to have something new and shiny (and clean; without all the broken pens nibs, empty cartridges and pencil shavings etc) was a way to start afresh at the beginning of term....

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How to get the most out of registering with Attic

First and foremost, we are here to help. Our job is to find you the perfect job. That means we need to get you know you. We like to take an informal approach to registering our candidates, there is no onsite testing just a face to face chat about what you like, what you don't like and what you're looking for. Nothing pleases us more, than finding you a position that you love. So tip number one, would be to...

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Why hire a PA through a recruitment agency?

A good recruitment agency will save you time, hassle and money – a bad one will make you never ever want to repeat the experience.   A guide to working with a top London recruitment consultancy:   1. A professional recruiter knows their market very well and has access to a variety of sources to ensure they find the right candidate for you. Find a consultant who cares about your business and who shares your passion. They will represent you...

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What does it mean to be a PA in 2017?

At the start of the year our Director, Kirsty Miall was featured on Radio 4 Woman’s Hour discussing just how the role of the Personal Assistant has changed over the years since Attic Recruitment began. The PA job role has long been a fixture of the office environment offering support and assistance to businesses and directories. However, what was once a secretarial role that meant picking up dry cleaning, making cups of coffee and typing, has evolved into a position...

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Resigning with Dignity

No matter the reason for leaving your job, there is nothing to be gained from burning bridges - it is much more productive and pleasant to resign with respect and dignity. More than the fear of receiving a negative reference, keeping professional relationships positive is not only much more pleasant but it also keeps your network healthy.   Carefully consider your options first and make sure you are absolutely sure resigning is the right thing for you – more often...

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