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6 things to do when you've been furloughed

4 days 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

25 days 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

about 2 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 ...


Is a new way of interviewing coming?

3 months ago

As the need for remote working becomes widespread, the desire for video interviews – with employers or recruiters – has also increased exponentially. They may, at first glance, be more convenient – allowing you to interview without the travel – but they present their own risks too; our seasoned recruiter, Emily Moxpile, explains the latest trend and the things job seekers have to remember. Afte...


4 things an account director needs to be good at

4 months 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

5 months 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

5 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

5 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?

6 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

6 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...