Posts Categorized: Employment/Careers

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5 ways to have fun in the office this Christmas

Whether you’re counting down the days until you finish for the Christmas break, or you’re frantically trying to get your work done before the New Year, it’s important to embrace the festive period in the office. After all, ‘tis the season to be jolly, unwind a little and take yourself a bit less seriously! And.

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graphic designer

Choosing between an in-house team, design agency or freelancers

Recently we’ve seen an increase in companies recruiting in-house graphic designers, as opposed to using freelancer design services. Designers tend to work in three main environments; in-house, design agencies and freelance. Some employers have suggested that there are many benefits to having an in-house design team, including cost and better control over their creative. But.
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How to find your next marketing job

If you’re looking to find your next marketing job, you’ll firstly need to think about the reason why you’re wanting a new job in the first place and establish what it is you want from your next role. What do you like and don’t you like about your current position? What is the maximum distance.

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management style

Framing your leadership

Which management style is right? It depends on the situation.   As a manager, it’s your job to keep things organised. But you also have to strike a balance – preventing the process from devolving into chaos while giving people the flexibility to do their jobs well and to come up with novel solutions. There.

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employee benefits

How to keep creatives happy with employee benefits

Whether it is health and wellbeing benefits, flexi-time or staff discounts – employee benefits can improve job satisfaction, as well as help employers attract and retain staff.   A recent study by Adler Business Gifts found that company benefit schemes are extremely important to employees. In fact, half of the UK-based respondents said that they.

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marketing skills gap

How to close the skills gap

How do you identify a marketing skills gap in your company? And what can you do to close one? The role of marketing is growing all the time, especially as it enlists the help of new technologies such as artificial intelligence data automation tools. A little more budget and a little more time to learn.

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wellbeing at work

How to look after your wellbeing at work

The nation is undergoing a huge stress epidemic. With technology enabling us to work from anywhere, at any time, many individuals are finding it difficult to draw the line between work and play. As a result, we’re more stressed, anxious and depressed, than we’ve ever been before. The good news is the stigma around mental health.

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Preparing for study

Preparing for study

Two marketers with very different experiences of study explain how they prepared to upskill their careers in marketing Studying the right course at the right time can secure a promotion, cement your knowledge, plug a skills gap, get you a new job, increase business advantage at your organisation – the potential benefits are huge. However,.

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How I Made it in Marketing

How I made it in marketing

Giles Harris, managing director of marketing and consumer research agency Come Round, explains how the determination that helped him forge a career in law propelled him into the world of marketing. How do you make it in marketing? There are countless ways to get ahead, of course. But there are also some basic principles that.

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Top 10 Tips for Interview Presentation Perfection

We’ve found that 2 out of 3 interview processes within the marketing industry will require a presentation at some stage. Using our years of experience supporting candidates through interview presentations, we’ve put together this ‘Top 10 Tips for Interview Presentation Perfection’ video to help you beat the nerves,  and ace that presentation and interview! Find out.

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brand manager

How to become a Brand Manager

A Brand Manager is responsible for managing the image and reputation of one or more brands, usually within the consumer sector. They need to have their finger on the pulse to understand all the latest trends, industry developments and consumer insights to develop strategic brand plans to drive brand awareness, market share and increase sales..

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marketing qualifications

The value of marketing qualifications & training courses

Only 38% of marketing professionals get training courses paid for by their employer as a benefit; yet our recent Marketing Salary Survey results found that marketers rank training (paid courses) as the third most important benefit to them, after flexible working and contributory pensions. An article on Monster.co.uk states that training courses are a way.

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Gareth Southgate – Global inspiration for the recruitment industry

Twenty-two years ago, Gareth Southgate missed the penalty that resulted in England dropping out of the European Cup on home soil. Something that by his own admission was the worst day of his life, and has haunted him ever since. Yet all these years on, after guiding England into the quarter finals of the World.

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This is: Big consumer brands in Buckinghamshire

A guide to consumer brands in Buckinghamshire This is the second part in our blog series about organisations operating in the consumer space across Brand’s core regions. Initially we focused on the region of Leicestershire, and are now switching our attention to the thriving region of Buckinghamshire. So, if you’re a marketing job-seeker based in and.

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flexible working

The importance of flexible working in the marketing industry

With more employees asking for flexible working than ever before, it’s hardly surprising that marketing professionals ranked flexible working as the most important benefit to them in our annual Marketing Salary Survey. Respondents placed the ability to work flexibly as a more important benefit to them than contributory pensions, training (paid courses), bonuses, private healthcare,.

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Learning to lead: are you thinking too much?

When you need to lead change in your organisation, you have to learn how to overcome your fear of acting – and gain the industry knowledge to ensure you make the right choices. “It’s easier to act your way into a new way of thinking than think your way into a new way of acting.”.

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gender inequality in marketing

Is there gender inequality in marketing?

With coverage of the “gender pay gap” top of the media’s agenda recently, it is unlikely that even the most disinterested observer could remain oblivious to the reports of disparity between how females are paid in relation to their male counterparts across the UK.   Does this pay gap exist in marketing? Do women really.

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This is: Big consumer brands in Leicestershire

  A guide to consumer brands in Leicestershire This is the first in a mini blog series about organisations operating in the consumer space across Brand’s core regions. Initially we’re focusing on the region of Leicestershire. So if you’re a marketing job-seeker based in and around the Leicester area, and are keen to find work.

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What’s your strategy for digital?

How well is your digital marketing plan performing? Has it been created in reaction to our fast-evolving digital world? Or has it been built on a holistic – and sound – strategy? Over the last fifteen years, marketing has become heavily weighted towards digital, thanks to the prevalence of fast wireless connections, smartphones, social media.

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A Guide to Design Recruitment

A basic guide for organisations hiring in Graphic Design and Web Development Not everybody who is looking to recruit Graphic Designers and Web Developers actually fully understands what to look for and how to go about it. Whether you’re a HR professional, Internal Recruiter, Managing Director, or Marketing Manager; I’ve put together this short and.

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Essential skills today’s marketers need

A successful marketer today requires a wider set of skills than ever before, excelling in creativity, number-crunching, networking, and flexible working.   In an interview, one of the most successful business leaders, Silicon Valley guru and Sequoia venture capitalist Sir Michael Moritz, put it succinctly: “If you have too rigid a plan to reach the.

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Would you like to see my portfolio?

  Portfolios, love them or hate them, they’re almost always an essential when applying for design and creative jobs. In fact, if I could, I would make it a flat rule that you can’t apply for senior design jobs without them. I’d even suggest that employers must, by law, allow designers to build portfolios without.

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