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The first hire an Entrepreneur should make

Building a business is a challenging and exciting time and all too often entrepreneurs get focused on the administration aspects of building a business. Costs are a major issue at the beginning but get some support as soon as you can to enable you to focus on the areas you excel in. Even if this means getting a regular temp to sort out the back log twice a week, you will be glad you made the investment. Over time the...

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BBC Radio 4 interview with Attic Co-founder Kirsty Miall on a Career as a PA

Our Co-founder appeared on Radio 4 Women’s Hour, discussing the value of working as a PA in the modern world. The panel commented on an audio clip from 1984 which interviewed several Secretaries who felt undervalued and underused in their role and discussed if things really had changed in the workplace. What is it like to work as a PA now and how has the perception of the role changed. Be inspired about the opportunities of working as a PA...

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Brexit- love it or loathe it, we can’t ignore it

Post Brexit, so far so good at Attic, but we must all prepare ourselves. Never  in my lifetime has public and political opinion been so difficult to predict. I strongly believe, that there will always be a place in businesses for the best, so make sure you are that candidate. Articles like this are invaluable to those on the job hunt and mindful of their career progression in uncertain times. "Your post-Brexit Career Action Plan Everyone is waiting to see...

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Effectiveness Vs Speed

How do we keep the balance between needing to work quickly/efficiently whilst also be able to maximise every opportunity. I really would like to cut down on the amount of reliance I have on my emails and pick up the telephone instead - if only everyone else would do the same then the world would be a better place. I know I can get lost in my Inbox, only to emerge hours later with very little having been achieved. New...

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Take your time

New Year, new beginnings and all that! So with this in mind, people start to rethink their career and what needs to change this year, this is the year of you! Take your time to think about your career, its a huge part of your life and there is nothing worse than when someone rushes it, then immediately regrets their decision. Concentrate this is not a game but your life and you need to be happy. "Taking time to think...

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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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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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