Posts Categorized: Employment/Careers

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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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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Marketing Job-Seekers Benefit from Brand Recruitment’s New App

Marketing job-seekers across Central and Eastern England can now benefit from Brand Recruitment’s handy app which is now available to download on all platforms. The app affords those looking for a new role the ability to search the latest vacancies, set up filters and favourites as well as applying for roles directly from their phone..
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Cambridgeshire helps lead the UK out of recession

Brand Recruitment are based in Cambridge, a city which during a recent visit, was described by Prime Minister David Cameron as lying ‘at the heart of Britain’s economic recovery’ as the country makes its way out of the recession. The PM recognised that for centuries Cambridge has been a ‘hub for innovation and enterprise’ and.
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Is now a good time to be looking for a new marketing job?

Brand Recruitment hosted its second Google Hangout last week. This time the topic was on the marketing job market which proved a very popular topic. In a time when confidence is starting to grow amongst clients, candidates and the marketing sector in general, we thought it would be a good opportunity to answer questions on.
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When should you revamp your CV?

This is one of those questions that appears to have no straight forward answer so we decided to create a poll to find out when you think is the best time to do this. 85% of respondents to our poll which simply asked "How often do you revamp your CV?" said that they revamped their.
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Brand starts to ‘Hangout’

Brand Recruitment held its first Google Hangout on the 30th July. With the popularity of Google Hangouts growing, we saw this as an opportunity to engage with our candidates. The topic was on interview tips and techniques and was held in a Q&A format. Candidates had been encouraged to email their questions on the interview.
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How important is it to ask questions at the end of a job interview?

You may have heard over and over again ‘make sure you ask great questions at the end of your job interview’ but really how easy it to think of a great question to ask off the top of your head when all of your questions have already been answered? After interviewing a candidate who seemed.
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Cambridge hosts Another Marketing Conference June 2013

This year Another Marketing Conference took place in the heart of Cambridge at the Junction on Tuesday 25th June 2013. It was an all day event running from 9.15am until about 4.30pm. The idea behind it was that it was created by marketers for marketers, with the intention of inspiring the minds of aspiring professionals..
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Marketing events taking place during May

Brand Recruitment are always on the lookout for exciting marketing conferences and events that would be of interest to marketing professionals in the Eastern region. During May the Chartered Institute of Marketing are holding several events in and around the Central and Eastern region. These events offer marketers a great resource to current marketing trends.
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Would your business benefit from a marketing temp?

Whilst we would hope that permanent work would be driving the growth of the UK job market, it now seems many businesses are opting for temporary employees to maintain productivity and without increasing permanent headcount. A recent poll suggests it is likely that 58% of employers expect to hire temporary or contract workers over the.
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Remote working soon to be a thing of the past?

With the Yahoo CEO, Marissa Myer recently announcing to all Yahoo staff that working from home will no longer be an option, we decided to look at what the benefits are of working from home or in an office for both employees and employers? Yahoo staff have been given until June to relocate to their.
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Marketing Job Satisfaction across the Eastern Region

How satisfied are marketers in their jobs? Brand Recruitment has just launched a marketing salary survey which examines the main factors relating to job satisfaction. Job satisfaction is difficult to measure as there are many external factors that can have an impact. Brand Recruitment asked all of the participants if they were happy in their.
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