The Love Success Recruitment Agency | Insights - January 2021

  • What Are Soft Skills and Why Are They Important?

    Posted on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 by The Career GuideNo comments

    Technical or job-specific skills are always important. But sometimes, when hiring for PA jobs in London, employers are after something else too. They may be prepared to teach you a technical skill but will want to know you have a certain soft skill in abundance. Recruitment agencies in London do their candidates a disservice if they don’t prioritise soft skills. Here, our PA recruitment agency ...

  • Are You Looking Forward to Getting Back Into Your London Office?

    Posted on Monday, January 25, 2021 by The Office Zen MasterNo comments

    Tight restrictions continue, and the message is to continue working from home if possible. For those in office support jobs in London, that means yet more weeks (or even months) of virtual interactions, remote connections, and being at home instead of the office. It’s the same for us here at our London recruitment agency — homeworking is now the norm. But if you’re anything like us, you’re ...

  • Why You Need to Be Honest on Your CV

    Posted on Friday, January 22, 2021 by The CV WizardNo comments

    We get it; it’s a tough recruitment market out there for candidates. But there are no short cuts in building a career. You need to do it right, or else you’ll run into trouble. Even if they’re not spotted immediately, half-truths, omissions, and full-blown lies on CVs will all come home to roost. As a London recruitment agency, we know that employers are increasingly doing more and more to verify ...

  • A Day in the Life of a Personal Assistant During Covid

    Posted on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 by Top London PANo comments

    Working as a PA always entails variety. But like it has with so many different jobs, Covid has brought a whole new dimension. We thought you’d like hearing the experience of one London PA who is currently working from home. 7:45am: The wonderful thing about working from home is I get an extra hour-and-a-bit in bed! I roll simply out of bed, grab a coffee, and I’m at my desk pretty quickly! ...

  • How Do You Onboard a New Starter Remotely?

    Posted on Monday, January 18, 2021 by The Workplace AdvisorNo comments

    Many new starters in PA and office support jobs in London will be starting their new job working remotely from home. It’s a whole new ball game for many. At our PA recruitment agency, we know that the final piece in the recruitment puzzle is seamless onboarding. Employers and candidates have put in a lot of effort to get to this point, so you need to get onboarding spot on. Managing anxieties ...

  • What Are Employers Looking for in New Recruits during Covid?

    Posted on Friday, January 15, 2021 by The Workplace AdvisorNo comments

    Covid has greatly changed most aspects of the working world, including recruitment. At our London recruitment agency, we’ve got the benefit of seeing trends as they emerge — and we’re increasingly seeing employers ask for particular skills and attributes. Here, we share with you what some of our candidates for office support jobs in London have found to be their greatest job-winning strengths. ...

  • What Can I Ask a Virtual Assistant to Do?

    Posted on Thursday, January 14, 2021 by The Workplace AdvisorNo comments

    Executives who’ve typically relied on full-time, in-person PAs currently need remote support. As a PA recruitment agency, we’re increasingly supplying virtual assistants to employers across the capital and beyond. A common question, however, is “what can I ask a virtual assistant to do?” The tasks that a virtual assistant can do are so broad that the easiest way to answer this question would be ...

  • Want to Give Your CV the Cutting Edge? Do Some Voluntary Work!

    Posted on Monday, January 11, 2021 by The CV WizardNo comments

    The average CV is looked at for mere moments. Yours needs to stand out and show that you’re different. This will get the hiring manager hooked and wanting to read more. However, hiring managers are also extremely skilled at quickly identifying gaps in your knowledge from your CV. Volunteering is one solution to both of these situations that will help those applying for office support jobs in ...

  • Tips from the Pros on Video Conferencing Etiquette

    Posted on Friday, January 8, 2021 by The Workplace AdvisorNo comments

    At our PA recruitment agency, we’re more-than-familiar with working etiquette. It’s a core part of the PA role, often setting the example for the rest of the business. With increased homeworking due to the pandemic, video conferencing is now an everyday part of working life. However, many people are still unsure of its dos and don’ts. We chatted to a few PA workers in London about their top tips ...

  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Office Support Staff

    Posted on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 by The Career GuideNo comments

    In normal office life, the habits of highly effective office support staff are easy to spot. They’re embedded in the individual’s character and approach to work. Even when you’re working from home, these habits remain the same. Learning from these highly-successful individuals can help you to excel in your career too. So, whether you do temp work or are on the hunt for a more senior role, ...