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Welcome to the SecsintheCity career advice blog. Here you will find a range of insightful and useful content designed to enhance and complement your job search and working life.

For the members of our audience undergoing the job search and application process we have published a number of interview guides and CV tips articles to help you put your best foot forward. If you have been struggling to pivot to remote working during the pandemic, we have a wealth of resources and advice available to help....
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  • Events Coordinator Job Description

    Events Coordinator Job Description

    • 13 Jun 2024
    • Evie Courtier

    What is an events coordinator? What does an events coordinator do? Discover the ins and outs of working in events with SecsintheCity.

  • Receptionist Job Description

    Receptionist Job Description

    • 13 Jun 2024
    • Evie Courtier

    What is a Receptionist? What Does a Receptionist Do? Our Receptionist job description answers all your questions, from salaries to hybrid working.

  • How to use AI to Amplify your Job Search

    How to use AI to Amplify your Job Search

    • 28 May 2024
    • Evie Courtier

    How to use AI to Amplify your Job Search: CV tools, cover letter generators, and networking. How can you use AI to your benefit?

  • How to Master Office Management: Essential Skills

    How to Master Office Management: Essential Skills and Expertise

    • 16 May 2024
    • Evie Courtier

    Discover our essential guide running through the skills and expertise required to excel within an office manager job.

  • Unlocking the Benefits of Employee Ownership Busin

    Unlocking the Benefits of Employee Ownership Businesses

    • 15 Mar 2024
    • Evie Courtier | Bain and Gray

    What are the reasons for transitioning to an Employee Ownership Trust (EOT)? Where do the benefits lie? What are the advantages of working for an EOT? Discover all with the aid of Bain and Gray.

  • Top 5 Tips for Writing a PA Cover Letter

    Top 5 Tips for Writing a PA Cover Letter

    • 6 Mar 2024
    • Evie Courtier

    How do you write a successful cover letter? Discover our top 5 tips on how to curate a winning PA cover letter, secure an interview, and ultimately, achieve your next role.

  • Working as a PA in the Media Sector

    Working as a PA in the Media Sector

    • 1 Mar 2024
    • Evie Courtier

    What differentiates working as a PA in Media, compared to other sectors? What does it take to become a leading PA in the Media industry? What type of PA roles are available in Media? Let us dive into the key questions.

  • How to Develop a Career Plan

    How to Develop a Career Plan

    • 1 Mar 2024
    • Evie Courtier

    Thinking about taking the next step in your career? Discover our career plan template, how to assess your skills, set your goals, and conduct a free career review.

  • Administration Jobs: Key Skills Required to Excel

    Administration Jobs: Key Skills Required to Excel and Progress

    • 6 Feb 2024
    • Evie Courtier

    Whether you're looking to start work as an administrator or progress into a secretary or office manager role, we're got the skills you require to excel and progress.

  • A Guide to Temp Work: How to Get the Most out of y

    A Guide to Temp Work: How to Get the Most out of your Temporary Contract

    • 22 Jan 2024
    • Evie Courtier

    Temporary jobs: how working as a temp builds experience, aids the acquisition of new industry knowledge and skills, and aids personal growth and development.

  • Facilities Job Description

    Facilities Job Description

    • 16 Jan 2024
    • Evie Courtier

    Within this Facilities Job Description, SecsintheCity provide an overview of what a job role in facilities entails, how much you can earn working in the facilities sector, and what a career path in facilities management may look like.

  • Project Manager Job Description

    Project Manager Job Description

    • 8 Jan 2024
    • Evie Courtier

    Discover our Project Manager job description, covering questions such as, “what is a Project Manager?” and “what does a Project Manager do?”, alongside the average earnings for those working in Project Management jobs.

  • Optimising your Job Search: Best Application Pract

    Optimising your Job Search: Best Application Practices on SecsintheCity

    • 5 Jan 2024
    • Evie Courtier

    Optimise your job search - learn how to apply smart, avoid being filtered out by applicant tracking systems, and develop your reputation as a credible job seeker.

  • Interview Advice for PAs: How to Answer Scenario Q

    Interview Advice for PAs: How to Answer Scenario Questions

    • 14 Dec 2023
    • Evie Courtier

    What’s the purpose of scenario questions? What kind of scenario questions will you be asked as a potential PA? This article deeps dives into the best technique to answer scenario questions presented in an interview.

  • Customer Services Job Description

    Customer Services Job Description

    • 28 Nov 2023
    • Evie Courtier

    Discover our Customer Services job description, detailing questions such as, “what is a Customer Services Representative?” and “what does a Customer Services Executive do?”, alongside the average earnings for those working in Customer Services jobs.

  • How to Set up a Job Alert – Optimise your Job Sear

    How to Set up a Job Alert – Optimise your Job Search with SecsintheCity

    • 24 Nov 2023
    • Ani Pattni | Evie Courtier

    Get the most out of your SecsintheCity experience – be the first to apply for the latest job roles. Follow this ‘how to’ guide, to discover how to set up useful alerts and be notified as soon as a relevant job matches your criteria.

  • How to Get an Admin Job with no Experience

    How to Get an Admin Job with no Experience

    • 22 Nov 2023
    • Evie Courtier | Bain & Gray

    Working in an administration job is the perfect way to gain invaluable experience within an office environment. SecsintheCity, in cooperation with Bain and Gray, have the expertise to help you land your first administrative position, helping you build a career in the business support industry.

  • Office Manager CV Template

    Office Manager CV Template

    • 15 Nov 2023
    • Evie Courtier

    Use our recommended Office Manager CV Template to build your own CV, furthering your Business Support career.

  • Administrator CV

    How to get your Administrator CV on the shortlist

    • 15 Nov 2023
    • Rosie Evans in association with PCM

    Recruiters make very quick decisions on whether your Administrator CV ends up on the shortlist or reject pile. In this article, Corinne Mills, Managing Director of Personal Career Management shares her top admin CV tips.

  • Working as a PA in the Banking and Finance Sector

    Working as a PA in the Banking and Finance Sector

    • 2 Nov 2023
    • Evie Courtier

    What differentiates working as a PA in Finance, compared to other sectors? What does it take to become a leading PA in the Banking and Finance industry? What are the benefits? Read on