Insights from Sidekicks

We bring you the latest research, advice and stories from the experts in support.

How to Sell Yourself and Succeed at Almost Everything

After weeks of pursuing a prospective client, eventually I had persuaded the Managing Director to meet us. We were to arrive at 8am sharp on Monday morning. He would give us fifteen minutes.  My colleague and I arrived a little early, having battled a barrage of rush hour commuters and pouring rain. It was a…

How to secure your dream job: The art of creating the perfect CV

In this exclusive extract from her new book, How To Get A Job, Sidekicks founding partner Jessica Williams explains how to make sure your CV will open doors on your behalf.  If you’ve missed the first two chapters, you can read them in order here: It’s All About You and Know What You (Really) Want. …

“Do You Have Any Questions For Me?” – How To Avoid One Of The Most Common Interview Mistakes

We’ve all been there. You’re reaching the end of your interview, you’ve artfully guided them through your CV, you’ve articulately answered the competencies, reassured their every concern, and confidently – yet modestly – demonstrated your fantastic skill set and shining personality. You start to relax as you sense you’re on the home straight. The interviewer…

Appraisals: How to get what you want at work

Speak Hopefully you’ve already done the work, you’ve filled out the appraisal form and you’ve written your objectives. But you still need to prepare what you’re going to say in your appraisal meeting. You need to practice speaking up on your own behalf. It can feel weird if you’re not used to it so maybe…

Employers: How To Hire Millennials by Jessica Marchant

Something amazing is happening to the labour market. Seismic forces have been stirring for the past few years: huge shifts that those of us on the ground have felt coming for some time. These changes are going to mean much, much more than just simple disruption to the way the nation hires. The landscape has…

How will Brexit affect the jobs market for personal assistants?

As we’re all only too aware, the intention is for Britain to exit the European Union on the 29th March, 2019. Concern over what Brexit will mean for the office support jobs market – particularly for PAs and EAs – has meant an increasing number of candidates are contacting us looking for guidance. At Sidekicks,…

Time for a new job? Twenty tough questions you need to ask yourself this January.

What were your new year’s resolutions? Perhaps to lose weight, or start exercising? Or maybe to give up something detrimental to your health (alcohol / meat / smoking / Tinder)? If you are anything like a large proportion of people, the chances are that ‘get a new job’ will feature heavily on that list. January…