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Why I love what I do 

The world of recruitment is a fascinating one. Whether working on permanent or temporary recruitment, we are exposed to highly confidential information on a daily basis about the intrinsic workings of organisations in and around London.  Where else other than recruitment are you exposed to so many different industries, personalities and business issues. As we specialise in placing PAs and Secretaries, we spend most of our time meeting with inspiring CEOs who have either started businesses or helped transition them...

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How to write a fantastic cover letter – our top 5 tips!

1)    Know your audience There’s nothing worse than sending the same generic cover letter to every job you apply for. The tone, style, and language, used in each should be tweaked depending on the company you are applying for. A good way to gage what is appropriate is to have a look at their website, and try to write in a style similar to theirs.   2)   Sell yourself A cover letter is a unique opportunity. Unlike your CV you can...

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What do Values mean to you?

Recently I attended an interesting course and one of the topics covered was Values and how important they are in life.   We come across a different set of values in so many areas and they form a central part of who we are as people. Along with our own Personal Values, we also have our Family Values, Work Place Values, Friendship Values and so on.   Being able to tune in with a set of values is key to...

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Is Perception Everything?

On Thursday 25th February, I attended The Talent Leaders Connect #TLCon conference in London with the initial hope of mixing with some influential Talent Leaders to grow our Temp desk. Whilst I did meet some charming individuals, the event was far more useful from a company owner perspective.   One of the messages which was reinforced during the conference was perception and how everything a company does during its recruitment process either enhances or damages their brand.   Having run...

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Which way to go – temp to perm or straight permanent?

There are pros and cons to either taking someone on a permanent basis or trialing them through a temp to perm. Temp and perm desks are usually run as competing entities within recruitment consultancies. At Attic we want what is best for our clients' business.   There are valid reasons both for and against both approaches. At Attic we offer a one hundred percent guarantee on all our permanent placements during the first three months, so what are the benefits...

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Do we still need temporary recruitment agencies in London?

I am a self-confessed, joyful Luddite. I love paper, pens, books, diaries, thank you cards and meeting people face to face. I hugely dislike email and don't really understand Social Media! The world of recruitment has changed dramatically over the past twenty years and now it would seem that everyone has access to anyone, so why do we still need temp recruitment agencies in London and how do you spot a good one? The temp desk at Attic has grown...

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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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