Posts Tagged: Tips

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Learning to lead: are you thinking too much?

When you need to lead change in your organisation, you have to learn how to overcome your fear of acting – and gain the industry knowledge to ensure you make the right choices. “It’s easier to act your way into a new way of thinking than think your way into a new way of acting.”.

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A Guide to Design Recruitment

A basic guide for organisations hiring in Graphic Design and Web Development Not everybody who is looking to recruit Graphic Designers and Web Developers actually fully understands what to look for and how to go about it. Whether you’re a HR professional, Internal Recruiter, Managing Director, or Marketing Manager; I’ve put together this short and.

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Would you like to see my portfolio?

  Portfolios, love them or hate them, they’re almost always an essential when applying for design and creative jobs. In fact, if I could, I would make it a flat rule that you can’t apply for senior design jobs without them. I’d even suggest that employers must, by law, allow designers to build portfolios without.

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Job-hunting lessons to be learned from the dating game

When it comes to looking for a new role we will often make mistakes that are strangely similar to those we make when dating! Here are some examples of these no-no characters and situations which you may or may not be familiar with…   1. The one who is a bit desperate We have all.

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Top tips for landing a digital marketing job with no experience

It stands to reason if you’re fresh out of university or college, or if you’re looking for a career change, you will have little experience in the digital marketing world. But don’t let your lack of experience in the industry hold you back from pursuing a career in digital marketing. Remember that everyone has to.

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What makes a good leader?

  We often hear the phrase “A born leader” thrown around, whether this is in a business, recreational or general context. Though it may be true that “born leaders” naturally possess personality traits that are suited towards the role of a leader, it must also be said that people can learn and develop specific skills.

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Reasons Why You Should Work for a Marketing Agency

Having recruited for many marketing agencies over the last five years, a common response when speaking to candidates is that working hours and pressures paint an unattractive picture of agency life where demanding deadlines from clients, long hours and short lunch breaks have become the norm. Having spoken to many candidates both agency-side and in-house.

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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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10 things you should know when getting a job in digital marketing

So you want a job in digital marketing? I’m not surprised. Marketing has long been a sought after career for creative types and extroverts, looking to leave their mark with the next big creative campaign. The opportunities digital marketing brings are endless, offering a new expansive toolkit for marketers to broaden their horizons and extend.

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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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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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