Posts Categorized: Employment/Careers

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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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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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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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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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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Taking steps towards leadership in 2018

So, you’ve spent 2017 boosting your knowledge and developing your CV. Now, you’ve set your sights on a big step forward professionally in 2018 – either securing a promotion or landing an exciting new role. Does this sound familiar? We explore the essential skills for marketers seeking advancement in the next 12 months. Sharpen critical.

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The Marketing Dress Code

The marketing industry is home to a vibrant mix of creative business people, and as industries go, it’s often thought of as one of the more laid-back when it comes to dress codes. But relaxed rules can lead to confusion – how smart should your smart casual be? How casual is too casual? From what.

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Job-hunting lessons to be learned from the dating game

When it comes to looking for a new role we will often make mistakes that are strangely similar to those we make when dating! Here are some examples of these no-no characters and situations which you may or may not be familiar with…   1. The one who is a bit desperate We have all.

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Will Brexit backlash break the executive recruitment industry?

Was the “Vote to Leave” good for senior level positions in the UK? Will Brexit spell doomsday for the executive recruitment industry? Firstly, I must apologise, as I am sure you’re sick to the back teeth of reading ‘Brexit this’ and ‘EU that’, maybe nearly even as sick as hearing about ‘GDPR’. But as I’ve.

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Take part in our Marketing Salary Survey 2018

Are you getting enough? Could you be earning more in another sector? Which industries value the marketing function most? Our Marketing Recruitment Review and Salary Survey 2018/2019 will reveal all. To help us to collate the insight and statistics which will make up our annual review, we’re asking marketing professionals across the country to take.

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Top tips for landing a digital marketing job with no experience

It stands to reason if you’re fresh out of university or college, or if you’re looking for a career change, you will have little experience in the digital marketing world. But don’t let your lack of experience in the industry hold you back from pursuing a career in digital marketing. Remember that everyone has to.

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Marketing salary benchmarking | How much am I worth?

I’m a marketer, how much am I worth? If you have read this title, and find yourself clicking on this link then you probably sit within one of three main categories; a marketing candidate interested to know if they should be paid more, an employer wondering if they should be paying more, or somebody who.

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