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Becoming a modern-day butler

Gone are the days of gloved hands carrying silver trays – the modern-day butler looks a little different these days. With an extended range of responsibilities, numerous benefits and an ever-growing knowledge base, it is now a very varied role requiring a wide range of skills. As a result, the paths to becoming a household

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Resource Review: TRAVO

Travel planning is such an essential part of any PA or EA’s arsenal. For some, this means international flights, transfers and visas; for others, it’s domestic trains and private cars. Whatever the requirement, TRAVO aims to simplify the process, ensuring that your executive travels efficiently and quickly. The travel planning start-up, based in LA, was

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Podcast: The secrets of a great CV

As secretarial recruitment experts, our consultants see hundreds of CVs every day – both good and bad. In the first of our Tiger Talks series, we sat down with senior permanent consultant, Sarah Worssam, to find out what every candidate should be including – and leaving out– in their CV. Looking for a secretarial job in

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To dog or not to dog? The pros and cons of a dog-friendly office

If Mad Men’s Peggy Olsen were to be magically transported to a modern office, she’d be in for a rude shock. For starters, computers have replaced typewriters and the Internet has revolutionised working practices. Smoking’s also out, while for many businesses, dogs are in. The phenomenon of bringing your four-legged friend has dramatically risen in

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Stretch your way to success: London’s best yoga classes

In the age of digital revolution, where we are always contactable, there’s something satisfying about leaving technology behind to stretch, reflect and chill out. For many, this is where yoga comes in. The ancient practice, which celebrates the union of body and consciousness, has risen in popularity over the last decade, offering a sanctuary in

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How to prevent burnout

How many times have you quickly checked your work email before going to bed? Or decided to finish something off and ended up in the office at 9pm? When was the last time you left your desk for a full lunchtime? With the line between working and leisure hours becoming fuzzier every day, separating the

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Job-hunting lessons from the Love Island villa

At last, the long-awaited summer is upon us. Everyone has a spring in their step, the sun is out, the fleeces are tucked away (on the whole) and, arguably most excitingly, Love Island is back! For the minority that don’t know, Love Island is one of the UK’s most talked-about and loved programmes gracing our

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How Ramadan affects the Dubai job market

Dubai continues to be a popular option for European professionals looking for a new challenge – as of 2016, expats made up 7.8 million of the 9.2 million residents of the UAE.1 If you’ve recently made the move, or are considering moving to the Middle East in the next few weeks, you’re bound to see

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The importance of soft skills

When it comes to finding a job in London, or further afield, soft skills are an essential weapon in a jobseeker’s arsenal. Referring to the non-technical abilities such as communication, problem solving skills and time management, soft skills are highly sought-after by employers and can often put candidates ahead of the competition. Georgia Watkins, a

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Six calligraphy courses to try this Spring

With the computer encroaching on everyday tasks bit by bit, the handwritten note is becoming a rare art. However, in private households, being able to compose a beautifully written thank you note, name settings, card or invitation is of great value to a potential employer. In fact, one of the UK’s leading etiquette experts, William

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