The Love Success Recruitment Agency | Insights - April 2022

  • A Day in the Life of an Office Manager

    Posted on Thursday, April 28, 2022 by The Career GuideNo comments

    It’s non-stop for Ashleigh, an office manager for a media agency in London. Read on to learn more about her life as an office manager, so that you can get insight into whether this is a career for you. Tell us a little about your career before your current role I started my career in Brighton, working as an admin assistant and then a PA, first for an estate agency and then for a marketing ...

  • Common Job Application Mistakes

    Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 by The CV WizardNo comments

    Making mistakes is part and parcel of life. However, the stakes are high when it comes to your job hunt. You’re competing with others, so ideally you don’t want to make any mistakes at all. Like other recruitment agencies in London, we’re used to seeing a range of mistakes amongst candidates. This guide should help you avoid the common ones so that you have the greatest chance of success. 1. ...

  • What Do You Love and Hate about Your PA Job in London?

    Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 by The Career GuideNo comments

    On the whole, those in PA jobs in London love what they do. However, if you’re considering being a Personal Assistant as a career, you probably want some candid opinions of what it’s really like. We chatted to a bunch of our London PAs to find out what they love and what they hate about their working life, so that you can get an authentic and complete picture of the job. Alison Loves: “I love ...

  • How to Learn from Failure

    Posted on Thursday, April 21, 2022 by The Career GuideNo comments

    “Failure is not the opposite of success; it’s part of success.” — Willian Ritter Speak to any successful person and you’ll discover that their past is chequered with failures. In fact, it is the ability to take risks, fail, and learn from the experience that can determine success. If you don’t want to risk failure, it is only possible to coast through life. If you want to succeed, you need to ...

  • Tell Me about Your Temporary Job in London

    Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 by The Workplace AdvisorNo comments

    The facilities assistant “I’m currently working as a facilities assistant,” says Gracie. “I prepare meeting rooms, keep the office tidy, and organise repairs. I have to be quite fit to move furniture around and I love the organisation involved with keeping records and supplies. I’ve enjoyed trying out this role, but I can’t see myself doing it long-term. Temping makes it easy to move on.” The ...

  • How to Deal with Family and Friends Asking about Your Job Search

    Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 by The Career GuideNo comments

    Realistically, a job search takes time and finding the next step in your career rarely happens in an instant. The truth is that you’ll most likely be sifting through vacancy listings, applying to numerous jobs, attending interviews, and plodding on until there is a perfect match between what you’re looking for and what you’re offered. In the meantime, you’re met with questions and loaded ...

  • What Do You Do in Your Spare Time When Living and Working in London?

    Posted on Thursday, April 14, 2022 by The Workplace AdvisorNo comments

    London is full of things to do, but figuring out what suits you can be tricky. We’ve been chatting to some of our non-Brit candidates who work in office support jobs about what they get up to in the evenings and during weekends. Pub life, club nights “It’s England—you’ve got to discover your local and build a life around it,” says Freddie. “Heading to the pub on a Friday after work is just what ...

  • Women in Office Support Jobs: Should You Wear Heels?

    Posted on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 by The Workplace AdvisorNo comments

    It’s shocking to think that it has only been just over five years since a temping receptionist, Nicola Thorp , at PricewaterhouseCoopers in London was sent home without pay for not wearing 2–4 inch heels. Thorp knew that nine hours of office support work in London on her feet in high heels was sure to be uncomfortable, if not impossible, and rightly didn’t think it would affect her ...

  • Traditions You Must Experience When Living and Working in the UK

    Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 by The Workplace AdvisorNo comments

    You’ve secured your Tier 5 visa and you’re well on the way to finding a job in London, but you want to know a bit more about what to expect. You can always discover a lot about a country by looking at its traditions. Here is our selection of British traditions that you have to enjoy when you’re in London. 1. The pub The pub is part of British culture, but pubs themselves can vary. From a quiet ...

  • Top Places to Visit in the UK When You’re Working in London

    Posted on Friday, April 8, 2022 by The Workplace AdvisorNo comments

    If you’ve travelled across the world to find a job in London, then you’ll want to make the most of your time here. Most Aussies and Kiwis finding work in the UK arrive on a Tier 5 visa, which allows you to live and work in the UK for two years, but that’s all in one hit. That means your weekends are crucial for visiting the whole country! The great news is that the UK is tiny (in terms of ...