Posts Tagged: Advice

5 CV mistakes that make me sigh loudly & place my head firmly in my hands

  I’m sure a lot of you read the title of this blog, sighed out loud, placed your head firmly in your hands and said “Not another blog about CV tips”. But I’m sorry, I’m a recruiter, and this is something that I had to get out of the way now so I can focus.

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Five reasons to get CIM qualified

As marketing recruitment specialists, candidates often ask us for advice on qualifications and ways to improve their CV and skills. Alongside trying to gain as much marketing work experience as possible, the qualifications that we always recommend are those provided by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). When briefing us for a job requirement, employers.

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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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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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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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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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Marketing Job Interview Tips

With the help of two of our experienced recruitment consultants, Dominic Phipps and Chloe Manchett, we've put together a helpful interview tips video on the dos and don'ts of interviews - from preparation through to the interview itself! The video provides some useful advice which we have gathered throughout our years of experience recruiting for marketing.
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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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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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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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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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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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The Marketing Recruitment Review and Salary Survey 2015 has arrived!

The wait is over – Brand Recruitment’s Marketing Recruitment Review and Salary Survey 2015 is here… Our new look Marketing Recruitment Review will provide you with expert job finding and recruitment insight, aimed at both candidates and employers alike. We’ve covered everything from CV writing, interviews, how to attract and retain employees, and job market.

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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 to get a job in B2B Marketing

Brand Recruitment’s very own Head of B2B Marketing Recruitment, Dominic Phipps, recently appeared on the Cambridge Marketing College radio show ‘The Cambridge Marketing Review’ to talk all things B2B marketing with the show’s host Kiran Kapur. Cambridge Marketing College’s weekly show airs on local Cambridgeshire radio station, Star FM, on Thursdays at 7pm. Brand’s Head of.
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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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