Posts Categorized: Employment/Careers

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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How was 2012 for marketers working in the Eastern Region?

Brand Recruitment has recently launched their marketing salary survey for 2012/2013 and we have found some interesting trends from the results. Brand currently specialise in marketing and PR recruitment across the Eastern region but have now expanded to cover Berkshire and Oxfordshire also. We have had a very successful and busy year here at Brand.
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Brand Recruitment Crowned Best Regional Agency

At the prestigious Marketing and Advertising Recruitment Awards (MARA) held on London’s South Bank, Cambridge-based Brand Recruitment was awarded ‘Best Regional Marketing Recruitment Agency’ for the second year running. The specialist marketing recruiters were also on the final shortlist for the Best Candidate Experience and Best Medium Agency awards. Brand were recognised for their continued.
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How to stand out from the crowd?

The amount of candidates seeking employment in the job market is vast. Employers have such a large pool of candidates to choose from that some job seekers are taking a different approach to their job search in order to stand out. We’ve noticed some creative and marketing job seekers are turning their CV and job.
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Copywriters are in demand

There has been a notable increase in companies recruiting for copywriters within the eastern region. Here at Brand Recruitment, we have been contacted by both in-house organisations and agencies looking for copywriters to join their team so why the rise in copywriting jobs? With digital technologies taking over the globe, companies have to keep on.
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How valuable is a marketing degree?

Marketers are beginning to question the true value of a degree, as training and experience have been found to be more valuable when trying to break into this fiercely competitive industry. A recent survey carried out by The Marketers Forum has found that over 50% of marketing managers looking to recruit marketers do not require.
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Cambridge is one of the best paying cities in the UK

Cambridge has been named as one of the highest paying cities in the UK by a recent report from the Office of National Statistics (ONS), which analysed salaries across the country. The report also highlighted that the East of England also has the highest employment rate in the UK, 74.7%. London was found to be.
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Brands are faced with a global shortage of data-driven marketing professionals

Recent advances in digital data and software have opened up opportunities for companies to gain insight from customer data in order to improve their knowledge of the market. However, according to a recent global survey of data science professionals by IT consultancy, EMC, there is a global shortage of the skills needed to progress the.
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Are we becoming a nation of job flirts?

According to a recent report carried out by Taelo Corporation, social networking has created a nation of UK job flirts. The ease of following a company that a jobseeker is interested in working for or liking a recruitment agency’s page has become very simple. It enables the jobseeker to passively look at new opportunities without.
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Changes in the soft drinks market

Soft drinks industry marketers are finding that they now need to add value to their marketing in order to compete in this fiercely competitive sector rather than focusing entirely on price. It has become harder for companies in the soft drinks industry to compete on price as commodity costs have risen in recent times, pushing.
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Graduates in low-paid jobs

The Office for National Statistics has revealed that 36% of graduates (dating from the past 6 years) were employed in unskilled jobs during 2011 which is an increase of 9% from 2001. The recession that hit the UK during 2008 is the main reason for these recent results. There was a decline in new graduate.
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UK Employment Set to Rise

New employment opportunities are looking promising according to recent figures carried out by recruitment firm Manpower. According to the survey, the nation is set to overturn the hiring lull experienced across so many industries in recent months. The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey is a source of data taken from the responses of 2,100 employers in.
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Increase in the uptake of short marketing training courses

The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) has noticed a significant increase in the number of employers investing in short training courses for their staff. The CIM has around 50,000 members and provides training and professional marketing qualifications for marketers that are internationally recognised as industry standard qualifications. The CIM run around 140 different marketing training.
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Whitbread announces expansion and recruitment plans

The Whitbread Group which owns Costa Coffee and the hotel chain Premier Inn has announced that it is planning a rapid expansion of these two brands to be supported by the creation of 10,000 new jobs over the next three years. The expansion plans will involve 10,000 new Premier Inn rooms as well as a.
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Where is the best place to find a job in the UK?

The best place to find a job in the UK has been revealed as Scotland by jobs site Adzuna. The research looked at the number of available posts in comparison with the number of unemployed people in 50 locations across the UK, to highlight the competition for jobs across UK cities. In comparison, Yorkshire was.

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The Cost of a Creative

As an employer, do you know how much the average wage of a Graphic Designer would set you back? Or are you a designer who wants to know your economical worth? Either way, Brand Creative can help shed some light on the ‘going-rate’. Currently compiling a salary survey to find regional averages, Brand has spoken.

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Higher Salaries for Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire Marketing Jobs

In Brand Recruitment’s recently conducted annual Marketing Salary Review for 2011, marketers living in Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire are paid 1.48% above the regional average. Brand Recruitment has released details about its recent Marketing Salary Review. The recruitment agency surveyed jobseekers and employees across the Eastern Region in order to ascertain average salaries for different marketing.

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