Posts Categorized: Employment/Careers

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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Technical marketing, PR and comms – finding the right person

I’ll start this post by saying that so far it’s been a good year with regards to B2B marketing, PR and comms recruitment. We’ve had a record number of technology and software companies contacting us with brand new and exciting requirements which is fantastic, this is something we still consider our ‘bread and butter’ across.

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senior marketing job

How to find your next senior marketing job

Have you progressed significantly in your career, maybe now head up a marketing team and are ready to make a career move but are finding there are no senior marketing roles locally? Marketing recruitment expert, Ursula Colman, has been working on senior level marketing positions in areas such as Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Leicestershire,.

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Where are the senior marketing-job share roles?

Job-sharing is where two or more people share a ‘whole’ or ‘full time’ job. When I first started recruiting in marketing in 2006 there was a definite interest from companies in job-sharing positions and I recruited for a few job-share roles. Then the recession came and since then of the hundreds of marketing vacancies I.

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What does a career in marketing involve?

If you are thinking about developing a career for yourself in marketing or want to know which paths there are to take now you have decided on your career – we are here to help! A career in marketing is full of opportunities and can open up several different avenues, which may leave you wondering.

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Senior Recruiter unravels common CV myth

There are a lot of myths floating around about how best to write an effective CV: where to include your education section, and in how much detail; whether to include personal details such as marital status and date of birth; if a column or table format works best, or even an adventurous font. However, as.
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Marketing Recruitment Review and Salary Survey 2015 – Coming Soon!!

Our latest Marketing Salary Survey for 2015 is coming soon; and this year will be coming with a new look and approach! In recent years we’ve released our annual Brand Recruitment Marketing Salary Survey which includes information and insight on different types of marketing roles, as well as survey findings on salaries and other statistics.

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How are smartphones being used today?

The amount of smartphone users has been increasing dramatically over the past few years, particularly as they become more affordable and high tech with 3G and 4G networks advancing. According to Mobile Marketing Magazine, 7 in 10 people in the UK now own one, which means that already over half of us are not just.
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How to use a recruiter to find a job

Do you want to understand the process of using a recruitment agency a little better? Well first of all you need to know that a recruitment agency is a business that can help you with your job search, whether you are looking for a permanent or temporary position, they are able to assist you through.
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