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5 reasons to start your job hunt over the festive season

about 1 month ago

Have you previously been told that the Christmas period isn’t the right time for job hunting? Have you read one of many articles telling you to wait until the new year to apply for roles? Do you worry that, even if you apply, nobody is going to be there to process your application anyway because everyone is on leave? Then you may have been given some bad advice. Indeed, if you have heard these ...


How to answer tricky interview questions effectively

about 2 months ago

You’ve started the job hunt, and you’ve been fairly successful and managed to secure an interview. So, whether it’s virtual or in-person, what are the tips for helping you answer those tricky interview questions effectively? First things first, any company that you want to work for will be an effective whole organisation. So, your interview starts as soon as you walk in the door (virtually or o...


Why marketers should embrace learning

2 months ago

The marketing profession has always had an uneasy relationship with training - particular  when it’s estimated that up to 50% of those in the industry have had no formal marketing training. However, times of uncertainty have meant that individuals need to add skills to their CVs and businesses need to utilise their in-house knowledge. Some leading marketers reveal how they think marketing train...


Prioritise yourself in your graduation year

3 months ago

As many students face an anxious final year at university, we asked Republic’s Damian Low how they can make the most of their last months as a student to start their career with confidence. It has been some time since I graduated, but I remember the deadlines, the stress, the reading lists mounting up, the procrastination, the meetings with my supervisor and, perhaps occupying my time more than...


The steps to take when you're facing redundancy

5 months ago

We asked Recruitment Revolution to give their advice to those facing redundancy, and how to make the most of what is, all too often, an unpleasant experience. Navigating a redundancy can be complicated, even if you deemed it inevitable explains online talent agency RecruitmentRevolution. With new financial pressures and professional instability, it’s difficult to know where to focus your energy...


How to bounce back from redundancy

6 months ago

Being made redundant is a challenge few professionals will be able to avoid in their working lives. Knowing how to cope and even thrive in these tough conditions will make you a resilient and well-rounded marketer. Redundancy is just not something that people feel comfortable talking about; it’s a dehumanising concept that we tend to avoid until the reality hits us head on. Even the dialogue ar...


4 things to consider if you've been made redundant

7 months ago

Redundancy is hard on anyone, no matter what the circumstances, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t turn the situation around; you just need to know what you can do. Here are four things you simply must consider if you have been made redundant. Understand that you have rights. There are essentially only three reasons why redundancy happens: the business closes, your workplace closes or there is ...


6 things to do when you've been furloughed

7 months ago

In the current circumstances, many marketers may be finding themselves with more time on their hands whilst waiting for news from their employers. With fewer demands on their time, there might be an opportunity to spend it more wisely. Making use of the time under furlough is a must, both for future career prospects and, more importantly, mental health. It’s important to create a balance that w...


The 2 page CV myth

8 months ago

Writing a CV can be an arduous task, especially when it comes to what, and how much you should put it. A popular myth is that a good CV must be two pages or fewer, but Harriet Roffey, of Brand Recruitment, doesn't believe that's true. In an article for CIM marketing jobs, she says that the best CVs are more about quality, than quantity. There are a lot of myths floating around about how best to...


What marketers should do now

9 months ago

The times we are living through currently are strange ones, but marketing will be needed when it's safe to try and kickstart the economy. Those using this time to make small, but forward, progress, will be in a better position to reap the benefits going forward. The disruption that Covid-19 has caused has sent shockwaves through the entire globe. Yesterday saw the merest easing of the lockdown ...