Posts Tagged: Recruitment agency

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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Psychometric Tests – Love or Hate? The Results…

    I recently posted a blog on psychometric testing to find out what readers’ opinions were on them, particularly when they are used as part of the recruitment process. There were a number of different points raised by the post so I thought I’d share the results in a follow up piece. The feedback.

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What’s in a name? | Recruitment discrimination

Recruitment discrimination A couple of weeks ago a close client of mine got in touch to say that as of immediate effect they would be changing their shortlisting process when selecting candidates for interview. They now request that I remove all personal details including name, gender, address and DOB; basically any details that could be used.

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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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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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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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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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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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Happy 10th Birthday Brand Recruitment!

Happy birthday to us! – It’s crazy to think that we’ve been around for a decade…Brand Recruitment was founded in Cambridge back in 2005 when we spotted a gap in the market for a specialist marketing recruiter with strong local roots and knowledge. Over the past ten years we’ve literally gone from two people starting.

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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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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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Is enough being done to support working parents?

It is not uncommon today to see increasing numbers of parents wanting to continue to work after having children in order to keep the careers that they have worked long and hard for going. For many, it is often the case that there is no option but to continue to work after having children in.

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Brand Recruitment donates to Peace Child International

At Brand Recruitment we are always keen to get feedback from candidates on our performance, and as such send out feedback questionnaires to all newly registered candidates in order to identify areas in which we can improve. As a reward for completing the questionnaire, candidates who respond are then entered into a quarterly draw to.
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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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Brand Recruitment hops on board with local businesses this Easter

As PR and marketing recruitment specialists, we regularly go the extra mile to hunt out a good thing and find the best talent for our client companies. So when we’re looking for presents for our customers, we apply the same approach. With Easter on the horizon, we wanted to send out an Easter-themed gesture to.
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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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