Posts Tagged: Recruitment

The Working Dead – The Advert Apocalypse

  Are we trying to connect with a bunch of zombies? No. Well, why is so much content written in a way that encourages the reader to lose interest in less time than it has taken for the page to open? Good copywriters always talk about generating pieces of writing which allow the reader to.

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The Recruitment Process Is Just Like The X Factor…

Guilty! – I’ve been watching The X Factor this year and I’m hooked. As I’ve watched the auditions progress to live shows it’s got me thinking how each of the rounds the contestants go through reflect the different stages of the recruitment process. Ultimately, The X Factor is one big interview for the ‘dream job’!.

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3 Steps to Presentation Heaven

Presentations – I’m not sure about you but I used to hear the word and automatically freeze in fear! Numerous questions running through my mind: how many people am I presenting to? Do I have enough to talk about? Should I be comical or serious? Over my years of working in recruitment, I have found.

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Has contingency ruined the recruitment industry?

Firstly, you might have no idea what “contingency” is, so to cover this off first, it’s the most common form of recruitment for jobs ranging from entry level through to middle management. It involves an agreement where the client (recruiter) does not have to pay any fee to the recruiter (agency) until they find them.

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Brand Recruitment are finalists for 6 awards at the Marketing and Digital Recruitment Awards 2016!

The Marketing and Digital Recruitment Awards 2016 will take place on the 23rd November at the Hilton London Metropole Hotel. The awards, also known as the ‘MARAs’, recognise recruitment firms that have displayed unparalleled excellence within the marketing, advertising, creative and digital sectors. We’re very pleased to announce that Brand Recruitment have been shortlisted for.

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Your Career Strategy Post Brexit – What’s The Plan Stan?

  So we’ve had the Brexit smash up and it’s still unfolding. And to rub salt into the wound, we can now enjoy the hangover of this toxic party and it’s not pretty. Everyone is on edge. I have spoken to a number of candidates following this fiasco and the question on nearly everyone’s lips.

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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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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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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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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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Brand Recruitment Crowned Best Regional Agency 2015!

Last night we attended the prestigious Marketing and Digital Recruitment Awards 2015 held at the Hilton London Metropole Hotel, and we are ecstatic to announce that we were awarded ‘Best Regional Agency’. We are incredibly proud to have received this award and be recognised again for displaying supreme excellence within the marketing, advertising, creative and.

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Brand Recruitment are finalists for 6 awards at the Marketing and Digital Recruitment Awards 2015

The Marketing and Digital Recruitment Awards 2015 take place this evening (25th November) at the Hilton London Metropole Hotel. The awards recognise recruitment companies that have displayed excellence within the marketing, advertising, creative and digital sectors. We’re very proud to say that Brand Recruitment have been made finalists for a fantastic 6 awards that are.

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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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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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