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Our thoughts on how to nail an Interview

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,...

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Top interview tips for the novice interviewer

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...

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Ironing boards are surf boards that gave up on their dreams and got a boring job

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....

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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 backlog twice a week, you will be glad you made the investment. Over time the role...

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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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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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