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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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Handling the Counter Offer

The counter offer doesn’t have to be dreaded – it can work in your favour.   Scenario 1: Your existing employee resigns – you are the one making the counter offer   You have an employee whom you value though have not perhaps communicated this effectively over the past months. They come to you and resign which makes you realise just what a large hole they are going to leave.   Lots to consider here. Before making a knee jerk...

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5 Small Talk Pointers to Defuse any Awkward Interview Moments

Today, with the ever increasing competition, employers have come up with new ways to filter the best candidates from the not so great candidates in the interview. Moreover, the interview patterns and procedures differ from one company to another so you have to be prepared in every sense before you go into each and every interview.   One situation that you may have experienced is the awkward moment having to make small talk with your interviewer. This might be in...

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Attic are great people to work with, they were very sensitive to our needs and able to find exactly the right person for our team now, and for our future ambitions. I recommend them to any ‘creative business’ and for anyone who needs intelligent and talented staff.

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