Posts Categorized: Employment/Careers

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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Help! Why are all my marketers leaving?!

Have you or your business had to ask this question recently? Or perhaps you’re repeatedly struggling to fill a role that just keeps becoming empty? Is it the nature of the marketing industry that employees hop round, or are employers missing something in terms of how to keep marketers happy? Missing something, you could be..

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Brand Recruitment Finalists for 6 Marketing and Digital Recruitment Awards!

  It’s become a bit of a tradition that each year we’ll put together entries for some of the most well-respected accolades in the marketing recruitment industry; the Marketing and Digital Recruitment Awards. The MDRAs recognise and celebrate recruitment firms that have displayed unparalleled excellence within the marketing, advertising, creative and digital sectors. In the.

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Marketing Salaries: The Highest Paying Sectors

The results of our annual ‘Marketing Recruitment Review and Salary Survey‘ produced some interesting findings, especially when it came to comparing marketing salaries across different industry sectors. Our 2017/2018 Salary Survey results showed that the average salaries for some of the most common marketing job titles are as follows: Marketing Assistant – £21,000 Marketing Executive.

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Why do marketers still feel underpaid?

As part of our Marketing Salary Survey 2017 which took place at the beginning of this year, we asked hundreds of marketers the question ‘Do you feel that you are underpaid?’. The results were rather disappointing, with 59% of marketing professionals feeling as though they were not being paid adequately. Despite 53% of respondents telling.

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Is the education system failing the marketing industry?

  I am very interested to get views and input on this topic as having scraped through college and not attended university, I’m not exactly the most qualified individual to comment from an educational perspective. What I can say is that I work with a lot of companies recruiting marketers as well as lots of.

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Great Expectations: Are Employers Demanding Too Much of Candidates?

  We’re hearing more and more about a supposed “skills gap” in today’s job market. Employers are desperately trying to fill positions, spending months and months on recruitment, but cannot find the right calibre of candidates with the skillset to meet their requirements. Here at Brand, we speak to hundreds of marketers each week who.

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Recruitment Newbies Wanted!

So, it’s a new year, and as your resolution you promised yourself that you would get out of that job you no longer enjoy and you’ll find yourself a more lucrative career… Well look no further as Brand are currently looking for a Recruitment Consultant and a Recruitment Resourcer to join our Cambridge-based team.   We’re proud.

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What makes a good leader?

  We often hear the phrase “A born leader” thrown around, whether this is in a business, recreational or general context. Though it may be true that “born leaders” naturally possess personality traits that are suited towards the role of a leader, it must also be said that people can learn and develop specific skills.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Recruitment

  I didn’t have a clue what to expect when I joined the recruitment industry. I excitedly told people about my new job and their faces would drop, or they’d look at me and wince. As someone who does care about other people’s opinions, it somewhat squashed the excitement I initially felt for my new.

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The Working Dead – The Advert Apocalypse

  Are we trying to connect with a bunch of zombies? No. Well, why is so much content written in a way that encourages the reader to lose interest in less time than it has taken for the page to open? Good copywriters always talk about generating pieces of writing which allow the reader to.

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The Recruitment Process Is Just Like The X Factor…

Guilty! – I’ve been watching The X Factor this year and I’m hooked. As I’ve watched the auditions progress to live shows it’s got me thinking how each of the rounds the contestants go through reflect the different stages of the recruitment process. Ultimately, The X Factor is one big interview for the ‘dream job’!.

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Reasons Why You Should Work for a Marketing Agency

Having recruited for many marketing agencies over the last five years, a common response when speaking to candidates is that working hours and pressures paint an unattractive picture of agency life where demanding deadlines from clients, long hours and short lunch breaks have become the norm. Having spoken to many candidates both agency-side and in-house.

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3 Steps to Presentation Heaven

Presentations – I’m not sure about you but I used to hear the word and automatically freeze in fear! Numerous questions running through my mind: how many people am I presenting to? Do I have enough to talk about? Should I be comical or serious? Over my years of working in recruitment, I have found.

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Has contingency ruined the recruitment industry?

Firstly, you might have no idea what “contingency” is, so to cover this off first, it’s the most common form of recruitment for jobs ranging from entry level through to middle management. It involves an agreement where the client (recruiter) does not have to pay any fee to the recruiter (agency) until they find them.

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10 things you should know when getting a job in digital marketing

So you want a job in digital marketing? I’m not surprised. Marketing has long been a sought after career for creative types and extroverts, looking to leave their mark with the next big creative campaign. The opportunities digital marketing brings are endless, offering a new expansive toolkit for marketers to broaden their horizons and extend.

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