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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.

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]