Blog - January 2018

  • Skills Employers Want to See on Your CV in 2018

    Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 by The CV GuruNo comments

    With 2018 upon us, you’ve probably set your goals for the year ahead. These may include common new year’s resolutions, such as improving your fitness, eating healthily, and paying more into your pension pot. But professional development—improving yourself at work beyond meeting your specific individual performance targets—shouldn’t be ignored. Ensuring you’re more valuable at the end of the ...

  • How to Balance Your PA Job and Your Private Life

    Posted on Friday, January 19, 2018 by Top London PANo comments

    Balancing your personal and professional life is tough in all jobs, but for PAs, it is a particularly difficult task. You work to your boss’s schedule and are expected to be available at almost any time. This can affect your social and family lives in a big way. Working in temporary and permanent PA jobs is very demanding, but there are things you can do to strike a balance. As a leading PA ...

  • Common PA Job Interview Questions

    Posted on Thursday, January 18, 2018 by The Interview GuruNo comments

    Working as a PA can be demanding. You’re expected to work closely alongside senior managerial staff to deliver vital administrative support, helping a manager to make the very best use of their time. So in a PA job interview, you’ll need to demonstrate that you have the necessary skills and abilities to land the job. Being able to multitask is crucial for this role, so you may even be required to ...

  • How to Relax Before an Interview

    Posted on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by The Interview GuruNo comments

    With so much riding on a job interview, it can be difficult to keep your cool. Even the most confident of people can lose their nerve, which isn’t surprising when you consider that it can determine your career path, whether it’s a temporary PA job that could lead to a permanent PA job, or that dream EA role. Fortunately, there are there are some simple steps you can take to help you relax before ...

  • 5 Ways to Find out Whether a Company’s Right for You

    Posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 by The Career GuideNo comments

    When you’re looking for temporary or permanent PA jobs, executive assistant jobs, or other office support jobs, it’s all too easy to become caught up in what a prospective employer thinks of you. Do you possess the right experience? Are you smart enough? Will you fit into the existing workforce? These are all questions you may ask yourself as you attempt to impress at interview. However, don’t ...

  • How to Clean up Your Social Media before a Job Search

    Posted on Monday, January 15, 2018 by The Career GuideNo comments

    In an age where people update their Facebook status and upload Instagram selfies multiple times every day, it’s easy to see why job hunters are so keen to clean up their social media accounts. Maintaining a clean social media presence can be difficult, but it really is important if you’re looking to land your dream role. It’s essential that your online presence portrays you as a good candidate to ...

  • Skills That PA and Secretarial Employers Are Looking for in 2018

    Posted on Monday, January 8, 2018 by The Career GuideNo comments

    Are you looking to make yourself more employable in 2018? Or perhaps you’re focusing on getting a salary increase in your PA or office support job? If so, read on! As the leading PA and secretarial recruitment agency in London, we know what recruiters are looking for in PA jobs. Here are the three skillsets that PA and secretarial employers are looking for this year… Specialist focus and ...

  • Most Quirky Employee Perks Offered by UK Employers

    Posted on Friday, January 5, 2018 by The Office Zen MasterNo comments

    If you’re seeking PA jobs, executive assistant jobs, or other office support jobs, make sure you consider more than just the salary on offer. The best employers will offer various perks, demonstrating that they care not just about your ability to do the job, but your future too. Great perks show that the company wants to attract and retain the best talent in the industry. With as a third of ...

  • 5 Tips for Surviving the Back to Work Blues

    Posted on Thursday, January 4, 2018 by The Office Zen Master1 comment

    Christmas has been and gone and the chocolate has all been eaten. The office party is a distant memory and you need to set your alarm clock for 6am. The new year has arrived and it’s time to head back to work in the bleak winter darkness. Here’s how to survive the first week back in the office… Get into a work routine quickly Staying up into the early hours and waking up at lunchtime during the ...

  • Changing Careers in the New Year

    Posted on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by The Career GuideNo comments

    Are you thinking about switching careers in the New Year? Then you’re not alone. Many people think about changing jobs in January, often because they’re unhappy and unfulfilled in their current role and view the start of the year as the perfect time to realise their career ambitions. In fact, research consistently shows that as many as 1 in 2 people are 'in the wrong job' and regularly think ...