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TalentYard is a boutique recruitment firm that operates in London, with a specialism sourcing PAs and Secretaries.

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

TalentYard is on Instagram…

I absolutely love Instagram. I find visual storytelling so refreshing and liberating. It is totally addictive and I do spend many late evenings getting lost in this wonderful Instaworld and ending up following my cousin's boyfriend's dog (oops). Recruitment does not have to be so dry. We are all fascinating creatures and each business is different too with its [...]

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 [...]

“The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear”.

Before I joined the recruitment world I was a PA for many years and, at different stages of my career, was looking for a new role. I registered with many PA recruitment agencies, some small and some more established ones, perhaps 10 in total. I must admit that I was quite disheartened by the whole [...]

87 Coffees

It has now been 2 months since TalentYard officially launched and we’ve enjoyed (almost!) every minute of it. We have drunk 87 coffees, 10 glasses of wine, travelled all over London, shook over 200 hands and read 1000s of CVs. We met with over 50 clients and placed superstar candidates whom we can’t wait to [...]

Posted July 7th, 2016|Uncategorised|

PAs, the unsung heroes of the office

Being a personal assistant is now much more than the stereotypical 1960s secretary you see in Mad Men. Gone are the days when PAs would spend the majority of their working time typing and re-typing letters. It is now very common for top PAs to also take on HR functions, manage crucial events or conferences, oversee major office moves [...]

Posted June 17th, 2016|Uncategorised|