Are you the type of indispensable PA or Secretary who more than compensates for your 2 week summer holiday by doing so much extra work before departure, leaving you so exhausted from the additional hours, that you end up face down in a Margherita on your first night away?
If this sounds like you, follow our Top Tips for a stress-free vacation and leave the office on a high instead of ragged from the pre-departure work frenzy.
That’s exactly what Lizzie Burdge did, Personal Assistant to Founder of The White Company, Chrissie Rucker MBE. And you can too by learning how to look beyond a job description, then market yourself on a winning combination of your personality and your skill set.
Be inspired by Lizzie’s story and see how it is indeed possible to be placed in top PA jobs with no direct experience.
Microsoft was prepared to pay £18.5 billion for LinkedIn this week, which amounts to over £40 for every one of LinkedIn's 430 million members. Why does Microsoft value your membership so highly? Because LinkedIn provides them with the biggest business social platform to increase your engagement with Microsoft products. If your individual membership is valued so highly, what can you expect to see in return?
One of the leading London recruitment agencies, RMS Recruitment, explains how the Microsoft acquisition of LinkedIn may lead to technology which will help you be even more effective in your job (but you might need to really like technology to benefit!)
Are you struggling to survive the heat in the City? Wishing you didn’t have to work when we all know that the summer could be gone in the time it takes to queue for our Pret sandwich at lunchtime?
Don’t worry – help is at hand from RMS Recruitment London with our best tips for a sizzling summer without the heat!
Have you ever worried about your IQ? Fear not! EQ may be a far more important indicator of career success. As one of the leading temp recruitment agencies in London, RMS Recruitment looks at how emotional intelligence can help boost your prospects at work.
Respect the candidates you reject is the advice of leading secretarial recruitment agencies even if the candidate has fallen short of expectation during the hiring process. 66% of candidates share negative hiring experiences with family and friends and 27% would actively discourage others from applying*.
In a candidate driven market this is even more critical for companies as their preferred candidate may well turn them down in favour of a better offer. When you consider that the best candidates are often hired within 10 days, companies need to ensure they treat all shortlisted candidates they see at interview as the person they may eventually recruit.
Companies recruiting for secretarial jobs in London need to ensure they treat candidates well throughout the hiring process and in particular at interview. Here are the 5 drivers for a positive hiring experience.
As one of the top PA recruitment agencies in London we take a look at how to approach the graduate job market and how the Executive PA job could be the perfect springboard to a more senior position in a high-flying company.
Why older can be better!
With 30% of the UK workforce estimated to be over 50 by 2017, recruitment agencies need to adjust the way they view older candidates and top recruitment agencies in London are already reaping the benefits of hiring older candidates. They share their thoughts on how companies can best adapt to an ageing workforce.
It really is the HR and Recruiting issue of our time but there is good news for employers who are prepared to be open-minded and embrace the potential of a maturing demographic. If 50 is the new 40, then 70 can most certainly be the new 60 - so listen up!
Do you often have your “to do “ list nicely planned out for the following day only to arrive at your PA job to find your manager has emailed you a plethora of new tasks which need action today? Does this derail your day and do you find yourself at the end with an even longer “to do” list?
Don’t worry – we have the answer! Learn how to identify tasks in terms of what is important v what is urgent and plan your day accordingly to ensure that you are still on track to achieve your professional goals.
Source: Hubspot Blog
Take a look at any online job board and you will be overwhelmed by the sheer number of PA, Admin and Secretarial jobs. While the current economic conditions favour the candidate as companies are struggling to fill their posts, it may be that more choice is actually reducing our ability to decide on one job over the next.
You have put in the time: gaining those qualifications, undergoing low paid internships for the experience and writing your killer CV, and now your fate is in the hands of the recruitment agencies. But do they care about you enough to forward your CV to the right companies for you? Are they putting you forward for jobs, which you are excited about? If you suspect the answer is no, then here are our top tips from the leading recruitment agencies in London: