Interview | PA and Secretarial Careers in London

Stand out in interviews with our tips on how to prepare for phone interviews, face to face interviews and 1st and 2nd stage interviews.

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 [...]

Top work, career and wellbeing tips from our candidates!

We asked our candidates for some advice & tips on work life, wellbeing in the office and anything that may be useful at some point in your career! We hope you find these helpful 😊 Sabrina, Executive Assistant: On Friday afternoon send your boss a little report of the important meetings coming up and things [...]

Meet Roger Fielding – a successful management consultant and international executive coach

Roger has more than 25 years’ experience in management and leadership consulting and executive coaching. He has worked throughout Europe and Scandinavia, as well as in India, Russia and Dubai. Roger is also a Director/Trustee of Sibs, a national charity supporting the brothers and sisters of disabled adults and children. We met with Roger to discuss [...]

A 2min Interview with Georgina- A successful Operations Manager at a global marketing technology company

Georgina has been working at a top marketing tech company for over 7 years. She started off as a Campaign Manager and is now their invaluable Operations Manager managing the business' pre-sales strategy using unique tech tools to deliver audience insights to top brands. She also writes a lifestyle blog in her spare time and [...]

How to nail your job interview

The prospect of a job interview can be really daunting particularly if it is your first one. You’ve worked really hard to get here and now you have managed to secure a meeting with your ideal company. That’s probably when the nerves kick in as you really want this job. We have compiled a list [...]

A few mistakes we have witnessed in the last few months which can be VERY easily corrected!

~ CV ~ Spelling mistakes are just not acceptable I'm afraid particularly coming from experienced high level PAs! An important part of many PA roles is to proofread documents…NO excuses! Make it clearer with bullet points and short paragraphs so you can state each task and achievement in a simple efficient way so that they [...]

A 2min Interview with Jennifer Elder- A busy EA and Office Manager at a successful Leadership & Executive mentoring firm in Mayfair

This week we interviewed the talented Jennifer Elder who absolutely loves being busy at and outside of work, even on weekends! She thrives in fast-paced environments and is very much running a tight ship as the EA and Office Manager at a Leadership & Executive mentoring firm in London, Mayfair. What are your main responsibilities? If I [...]

Café Culture

Finding the right venue to meet with our candidates is not always that easy. Particularly as we are quite fussy. For us, the right level of noise is crucial- too quiet and you end up having an audience, too loud and you leave the meeting completely confused and tired from straining to hear. The right venue also has [...]

Free CV workshop on Wednesday 23rd November 3-6pm- All Welcome!

Come join us on Wednesday 23rd November from 3pm-6pm for our upcoming 1:1 workshop dedicated to that all important piece of paper- Your CV! It will be an informal workshop which will give you the opportunity to show us your CV and receive tips/suggestions on how to make it look as attractive as possible to potential employers. We will be giving you [...]