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A 5min interview with Alanna, a top EA working in Marketing

This month we interviewed the brilliant Alanna Ormonde, a top EA and right hand woman to the Chief Executive of The Marketing Society, an influential and global network of senior marketers, where she has been for the past five years. What made you decide to become an EA?  I really wanted to step up from [...]

Ready for a social media spring clean?

This year it is estimated that there will be  around 2.77 billion social media users around the globe- and we can guarantee that at least half of these users do not have a career savvy online profile. According to a 2018 CareerBuilder survey, 70 percent of employers use social networking sites to research candidates during [...]

Interview with our new Senior Consultant- Liz Yearwood

We are delighted to welcome our new Senior Consultant Liz Yearwood to the team! With an impressive PA and recruitment background we know she will add brilliant expertise and great energy to the office. Tell us a bit about your background and why you joined TalentYard this year? Since completing my degree in 2005 I’ve [...]

A 5min interview with Vicky, a top Private PA

  This month we interviewed Vicky, a talented Private PA with an international background supporting high net worth individuals. All of her roles have been very intense assisting high profile clients in a variety of sectors managing international properties, renovations, organising impressive events, and much more! Working under pressure is second nature to her and [...]

How to increase your chances of securing your dream job!

  You’ve spent hours working on your CV, days preparing for your interview(s), and for some frustrating reason you were unable to secure this role you so wanted. Throughout the years Susie and I have noticed how small changes can really make a huge impact on your job search and securing that dream role. Here [...]

New year, new projects!

January is one of my favourite months, particularly since I started my own business. It is full of positivity, new energy and with the prospect of many exciting projects for the year ahead. We also love catching up with everyone, hearing all about our clients’ plans and assisting them with new hires; and from what [...]

Very Best Wishes from the TY team!

What a year we have had! Thank you so much to our wonderful clients, candidates and suppliers- we are so lucky to be working with you. Have a fantastic festive break and see you in 2019! Best wishes from the TalentYard Team x

Top 5 Book Recommendations

Ahead of the holidays, we asked our clients and candidates to recommend their favourite books and why – here are our top picks. We hope you enjoy them and find some inspiration. Happy reading! The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho This brilliant and relevant fable has definitely played an impact in my career, I still read it [...]

Employer’s View – What is the difference between a temporary assignment, a permanent contract and a fixed term contract?

At TalentYard we offer a variety of options for your hiring needs. You may need a receptionist for just a few weeks or you may be considering hiring a PA on a trial basis first before making any commitment. Here is a brief summary of all the different ways you can hire a candidate:   [...]

Interview with Sophie Greenwood- Founder of Belle et Bien Communications

Founded by Strategist and Communications Consultant Sophie Greenwood. Originally from North Yorkshire, Sophie's career in communications has spanned nearly 15 years. She began in London working in luxury residential property before moving into the health and wellness industry. Here she started to work closely with some of the world’s most globally recognised and best loved [...]