The Love Success Recruitment Agency Blog - June 2020

  • Writing Your CV Using the STAR Method

    Posted on Monday, June 29, 2020 by The InterviewerNo comments

    At our London recruitment agency, we’re frequently contacted by candidates who just can’t get their CV down to two sides of A4. The problem is that neither we nor any other agency have the time to read any more than that. We’re big fans of the STAR method as a way of succinctly answer interview questions, and we’ve found that it’s very useful for writing CVs too. It’ll help you fit everything in, ...

  • How to Be a PA to Someone Who Hasn’t Had a PA Before

    Posted on Friday, June 26, 2020 by Top London PANo comments

    It’s often a big step for an executive to admit they need a PA. They know they would be more productive if they could hand over the administrative reins that take up so much of their time. Yet they don’t always feel comfortable doing so — or even know what a PA can bring to them. This is why at our PA recruitment agency, we suggest that employers who are new to having a PA advertise for a ...

  • Time-Consuming Admin Jobs Ideal for Outsourcing to a VA

    Posted on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 by The Office Zen MasterNo comments

    As a recruitment agency in the heart of London, we’re familiar with businesses using temporary workers to complete ad hoc admin tasks. For example, we may be called to find someone who can implement a new filing system or write up some time-specific reports. However, what many businesses don’t realise is that it’s also possible to outsource many of these tasks to a Virtual Assistant (VA) or ...

  • Why PA Jobs Can Be Done So Well Remotely

    Posted on Monday, June 22, 2020 by The Office Zen MasterNo comments

    The past few years have seen the rise of the Virtual Assistant. One simple reason why is that the role of the PA lends itself to remote working. As soon as lockdown came, our PA recruitment agency quickly offered a Virtual Support Service to our clients, helping them to find both permanent and temporary staff willing to work remotely. It’s popular, and it works. We’ll explain why. The nature of ...

  • Has Coronavirus Made the Homeworking Revolution a Reality?

    Posted on Friday, June 19, 2020 by The Career GuideNo comments

    Long before coronavirus forced us all into our homes, the working world was already feeling the ripples of change. We saw it at our PA recruitment agency, with increasing requests for us to fill remote working positions. Before the UK went into lockdown, half of all workers reported that they worked outside of their main office for 2.5 days a week or more. However, only 36% of them chose to work ...

  • Are There Still Temp Jobs Available in London?

    Posted on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by The Career GuideNo comments

    Many of the capital’s recruitment agencies have given the impression that temporary jobs in London have completely dried up due to Covid-19 and lockdown. In reality, there are still temp opportunities for those creative enough to find them. While the jobs market might not be back up and running fully for a while, there are temp jobs on offer if you're willing to work differently. It’s temping, ...

  • Preparing to Go Back to the Office

    Posted on Monday, June 15, 2020 by The Office Zen MasterNo comments

    Like other recruitment agencies across the capital, we’re preparing for when we can move some of our operations back into our Covent Garden office. Like other businesses as lockdown eases, we’re considering how to adjust working practices to make things safe and possible with social distancing. At the same time, we also wanted to find out from employees what they’re thinking and how they’re ...

  • What You Need to Know About Video Meeting Etiquette

    Posted on Friday, June 12, 2020 by The Office Zen MasterNo comments

    During lockdown, many businesses (our recruitment agency included) plunged into the world of video meetings with little thought for how they differ from physical meetings. It was necessary at the time, but now we know that remote working will be a part of the “new normal”, we need to pay some attention to video meeting etiquette. London’s PAs need to educate themselves and their executives. So, ...

  • Lesser-Known Outdoor Spaces in London

    Posted on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 by The Office Zen MasterNo comments

    With more people returning to work in London since the partial easing of lockdown, it can be difficult to know where to safely spend breaks and lunchtime outdoors. The major parks have become known for overcrowding, so are there any hidden gems around? At our London recruitment agency, we’ve been hearing about your favourite outdoor spaces in the capital. The Phoenix Garden, Covent Garden The ...

  • How to Do Socially Distanced Recruitment

    Posted on Monday, June 8, 2020 by The InterviewerNo comments

    Recruiting during lockdown and social distancing has posed numerous problems. However, our London recruitment agency has continued successfully recruiting for clients seeking new hires, whether for office support or remote positions. Here we share with you some of our tips for making recruitment effective while social distancing is in place. Know your enemy By understanding the current ...