Career Advice

  • The pros and cons of a career in financial services

    The financial services industry is one of the most important to the UK, and in turn, jobs within financial services have increased significantly over the past few years. There are 2 million financial services employees employed in the UK, and 665,700 of …

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  • So you want to be a Private PA?

    The recent addition of Tiger Private has allowed us the resource to focus exclusively on the recruitment of Private staff and Private PAs, while our Business Support division can continue to recruit professional PAs and EAs into businesses. We often …

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  • How to excel in a Skype interview

    Skype interviews are becoming a more common and acceptable practice in contemporary hiring processes, and are even a go-to first choice in some instances - especially at first-stage interview. Using Skype, as opposed to the telephone, is a preference …

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  • Is three months’ notice a good or bad thing?

    Increasingly, employers are putting their administrative staff on three months’ notice as opposed to one months’ notice. The motivation behind this is partly a reaction to the evolution of the PA role, and partly a fear of being ‘left …

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  • Five steps to creating the perfect graduate CV

    When you’re fresh out of university with just a handful of summer placements and a weighty dissertation under your belt, it can sometimes be unclear to know what to include within the content of your CV. Which details would potential employers be …

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  • A guide to interview follow up

    When most of us walk out of a job interview, it’s not uncommon to breathe a sigh of relief. Regardless of whether it went well or not, it can be tricky to judge the right protocol with following up. Is it better to do nothing, and wait for …

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  • Balancing your private life with your Private PA role

    Striking a balance between your personal and professional life is difficult in any job. But for Private PAs, it can seem virtually impossible. When you work to your principal’s schedule, travel with them and are expected to be on call at almost …

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  • How to stay motivated during your job search

    Job hunting can be difficult. It’s time consuming, tiring and when unsuccessful, a source of frustration. And while you need to keep your productivity up, you also need to stay motivated. Use these tips to keep going until you reach your career …

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  • Five ways to outsmart your interviewer

    When you interview for a role that you really want, you simply can’t afford to bring anything less than your A-Game to the meeting. I’m sure that you will have read the job description carefully, picked your lucky outfit, and prepared your …

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