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4 things an account director needs to be good at

23 days ago

There’s no such thing as a typical day for an account director, but anyone in that role will need to excel at four core things. When you enter that interview, you need to portray exactly why you will do the job so well. Take on board these skills in order to get the job and then master them early on, and you will be on the path to a successful career… If you’re an account director in a creative...


7 things to check before you meet a creative agency

about 1 month ago

In any interview, the key to success is preparation. However, if you’re interviewing at a creative agency, you need to prepare a little differently from if you were going for an in-house marketing job. Shelley Crane, senior manager at recruitment agency Robert Half Marketing & Creative, has helped us put together seven questions you should ask – and answer – before you sit down with a creative ...


How to make the most of your soft skills on a CV

about 2 months ago

At a time when single job ads can attract hundreds of applicants, it can be soft skills that set your application apart from the rest. Here’s what you can do to make sure your CV showcases your soft skills in the best possible way. Soft skills are the ones that relate to the way you conduct yourself in everyday life and your relationships with other people. They are closely linked to your perso...


Qualifications can lead to careers

2 months ago

Even if your school life was hard, training in adult life can provide a fresh perspective of where you want to go and what you want to do, marketing courses are no different, offering a second chance to make a first impression. The nature of work is changing, with the increasing prevalence of flexible working and external concerns – such as Brexit but by no means limited to it – imposing on wor...


Is a new career what you need in 2020?

3 months ago

You might not know it, but whilst you were on your end of year break, you probably had great advice from friends and family; do you need to do more than just contemplate it? Consolidation We’re now in a whole new decade, scary I know! What have you achieved, did you reach your goals, are you happy with your career path? These are all questions that you might have thought about internally over t...


Marketing contracting takes off in the North east

3 months ago

New Research from one of our favourite recruitment agencies, The Candidate, reveals 2019 as the year that marketing contracting took off in the North West of England. The Candidate Marketing Recruitment Specialists have commissioned research investigating the marketing contract recruitment sector in the North West of England, identifying growth in the areas whilst examining contractor’s attitud...


How playing sport can help your career

3 months ago

Whatever sport you play, there will be highs and lows: triumphs to be shared and trickier periods that require hard work, togetherness and self-belief to get through them. Some sports might be played by individuals, but at heart every sport is a team sport, because all sportspeople have coaches, parents, mentors and friends on their side. Each of these people can give you positives to take from...


10 ways to make you stand out on LinkedIn

4 months ago

More than 400 million people use LinkedIn across 200 different countries. That’s a lot of opportunities, but also a lot of competition. If you want to catch the eye of the hiring professionals who use LinkedIn, to find people for jobs at exciting companies, your profile must do two things: it has to represent you as you truly are; and it needs make a great impression. Whether you are creating a...


How to make your CV the best it can be

4 months ago

Recruiters like CVs that are snappy and informative. Here’s how to make yours exactly that. Before you embark on any job hunt, you need a CV that is fit for purpose. That purpose tends to be showing the reader exactly why you are a good candidate for the job in question. Because your CV might be just one among many, it also needs to deliver that information fast. We asked one of our leading rec...


How to build your professional profile

5 months ago

The skills you’ve honed acquiring followers on Instagram can help you catch the eye of potential employers. By building a following on professional platforms like LinkedIn, you give yourself a chance to stand out from the crowd. Want to create a personal brand that might just give you an edge in a crowded jobs market? Want to create a personal brand that might just give you an edge in a crowded...