Posts Categorized: Blog

CV tips – first or third person?

Three reasons you shouldn’t write your CV in the third person… What does Brand think about writing a CV in the third person? If you asked Brand this question, Brand may reply that Brand finds it a little off-putting to read someone’s name so many times on their own CV… Even typing that sentence was.

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Not your typical recruitment job…

This article is actually something a bit different to my usual posts. At Brand, we’re hiring within our Cambridge office and I am using this article to do a bit of promotion. Sorry if you’re looking for marketing insight, which is my usual bag…you may not find it reading this post! But if you –.

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Marketers – to contract, or not to contract?

There is often a point in many marketing careers when someone seriously considers the idea of becoming a contractor.   It might be that you have an excellent track record of successes behind you and want a new challenge, or that you feel that you can’t progress any further in your permanent role. It might.

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Making A Marketer… Why did you choose a career in marketing?

Look around you… Branding, brochures, print and PR – it’s everywhere! Hark back to your younger self and remember when you were thinking where you wanted to be in five, ten or twenty years. Did you ever consider a career in marketing? If so, why? Personally, I did consider it, as did many of my peers.

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Category Manager Job

5 key skills you need for a Category Manager job

Firstly, what does a Category Manager do? It is a category manager’s job to try to maximise the company’s profit from selling products within a specific category. This may be looking after a broad category such as ‘confectionery’ or they may focus closely on a more specific category, such as ‘snacking’. A category manager will.

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Top 5 tips for candidates and employers in the New Year

As we wave goodbye to 2015 and welcome 2016, it is no secret that the New Year is the busiest time of the year for the majority of the recruitment world – you only have to Google search ‘best time of year to find a new job’ and you’ll instantly find a number of supporting.

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Are you failing to hire and retain the best marketers?

You want to improve the quality of marketing person you hire? Consider being open to a wider range of backgrounds, specifically industry experience. It might seem unusual that as a marketing recruiter I am on the side of the candidate rather than the client when it comes to the experience needed for a role. In.

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HR department

5 reasons why you should love HR

Human Resources sometimes gets a negative reputation, but here are 5 reasons why you should probably show your HR department a bit more love! They see everything… Human Resources are often the eyes and ears of a company as they have exposure to all aspects of the business. The HR function can see where potential.

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How does your salary compare? Take our Marketing Salary Survey…

Am I being paid enough? Could I be earning more if I moved into a different sector? How do my benefits compare to others in the industry? Our upcoming annual Marketing Recruitment Review and Salary Survey will reveal all… To help us collate the statistics, figures and insight which will form our 2016 review we.

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Calling all PR/marketing pros in the East of England!

Are you a hardworking PR professional based near Cambridge? Fancy networking over an espresso martini? Brand Recruitment is excited to announce that we have partnered with regional PR networking group, PR Hub, for a Christmas networking drinks evening as the winter break approaches. What: PR Hub Live Christmas meet-up When: Tuesday 15th December from 8pm.

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Your CV online, really?

So, picture this, you’re a candidate on the cusp of moving on from a solid and reliable position you’ve been in for the last three years. You’ve decided that now is the time to make that leap into something better, something bigger and something which fits you more than your current position. Now, just for.

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Brand Recruitment Crowned Best Regional Agency 2015!

Last night we attended the prestigious Marketing and Digital Recruitment Awards 2015 held at the Hilton London Metropole Hotel, and we are ecstatic to announce that we were awarded ‘Best Regional Agency’. We are incredibly proud to have received this award and be recognised again for displaying supreme excellence within the marketing, advertising, creative and.

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Brand Recruitment are finalists for 6 awards at the Marketing and Digital Recruitment Awards 2015

The Marketing and Digital Recruitment Awards 2015 take place this evening (25th November) at the Hilton London Metropole Hotel. The awards recognise recruitment companies that have displayed excellence within the marketing, advertising, creative and digital sectors. We’re very proud to say that Brand Recruitment have been made finalists for a fantastic 6 awards that are.

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As advertising loses its potency, do brands need to move towards a more product-led approach to marketing?

A recent report from Nielsen showed that over the past two years, there has been a marked decline in the level of trust across a variety of the most popular advertising channels. In fact, so pronounced is the drop that only the three least trusted formats – mobile ads and texts and social media advertising.

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DON’T PRESS THE BUTTON… DON’T READ THE ARTICLE!

OK… So you’re here and you pressed the button! You’ve started reading the blog… even though it said not to. This isn’t down the fact you’re feeling ‘a little naughty’, it’s because we, as human beings, are wired up to push the boundaries and venture into the unknown, our intrigue makes us want to seek.

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Why aren’t more graduates attracted to a career in recruitment?

I was recently looking to hire a junior candidate with some sales experience for a trainee recruitment consultant role, a task which I initially thought would be relatively easy. However it soon became apparent that finding suitable candidates to interview from the applications we were receiving was going to be a struggle… In the past,.

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Happy 10th Birthday Brand Recruitment!

Happy birthday to us! – It’s crazy to think that we’ve been around for a decade…Brand Recruitment was founded in Cambridge back in 2005 when we spotted a gap in the market for a specialist marketing recruiter with strong local roots and knowledge. Over the past ten years we’ve literally gone from two people starting.

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Do candidates accept CV advice from recruiters?

I often read with interest many of the articles on LinkedIn relating to recruitment and I’ll be the first to admit that what I’ve written here is neither a hot topic or rocket science, but due to a couple of experiences I’ve had recently, I felt compelled to put pen to paper all the same..

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third sector marketers

Are third sector marketers underpaid?

  Whilst to some this may seem like a simple ‘yes/no’ question, many of you will know this is not the case….. ‘Third sector organisation’ is a term that relates to organisations that are not-for-profit and non-governmental, as opposed to existing in the private and public sectors. It includes voluntary and community organisations such as registered charities,.

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From the frying pan to the fire? Is there a good time to leave a job?

Everyone has those moments of frustration at work; an over-demanding boss, long hours, lack of career progression or the feeling that they are being underpaid or overlooked. Yet, however hard employers try to create an environment without these frustrations, they will inevitably occur from time to time. Think back over your career and remember the.

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Why do experienced brand managers change jobs?

Brand management is one of the most sought after career paths within the consumer marketing world. In a nutshell, a modern day brand manager’s job invariably involves developing, communicating and implementing a brand plan, however, executing this successfully is much more complicated and involved than it may initially appear. It requires first class project management.

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Recruitment Process: Traditional Vs Modern…

Whether we like it or not we are becoming increasingly connected. It’s a simple fact that improvements in modern technology have changed the way many of us now live our lives  – in fact adults in the UK now spend on average a shocking 2 hours 26 minutes (non voice) each day on mobile devices..

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