Posts Categorized: Employment/Careers

Psychometric Tests – Love or Hate?

  Working at a specialist recruitment agency I am privy to many companies’ internal recruitment processes. Recently I’ve noticed that a number employers are using different variations and combinations of the available psychometric assessments to assist them in the recruitment process. And our recruiters are seeing an increasing number of requests to arrange these types.

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Bad Recruitment = Bad PR

A Layman’s Guide to Being a Nice Company to Interview With   Having worked in recruitment for almost eight years it still amazes me that so many companies spend millions of pounds each year on PR, social media, crisis communications, brand management etc. to keep their image and reputation intact, but pay no attention to the bad.

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Show me the money… Should digital marketers demand more?

  So…I’m just going to say it. Digital professionals are always banging on about why they should be paid more for their services and skills. When I first heard this I used to ask myself why, yet having been around digital marketing people for the last few years I completely support what is now, quite.

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The 3 reasons your best marketers are thinking of leaving you…

As part of our Marketing Salary Survey which took place towards the end of 2015, we asked marketing professionals across the region a series of questions regarding their career. One of the questions asked as part of our survey was:  'Are you considering a career move in the next 12 months?'. The results of this question revealed that a.
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Are you getting enough?

NOTE **Since this blog was first posted, the Marketing Recruitment Review & Salary Survey 2016 has now been released, check it out here** So, are you getting enough? It’s a topic that many of us don’t like talking about… However, Brand Recruitment’s soon to be released Marketing Recruitment Review and Salary Survey 2016 might be able to.

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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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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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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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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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