July 27, 2018

Media Planning: What’s it all about?

The role of a Media Planner  ( also sometimes known as brand planner, strategist, communication planner). The increase in demand for skilled media planners in the broadcast industry has been noticeable within our client base, so this week we have chosen to discuss the role of a media planner. Media planners play an all important [Read More]

July 12, 2018

Freelancing. Is it worth it?

Is there such a thing as a permanent job? It’s an interesting question  – one which I was asked by a candidate the other day- how permanent is well permanent? The days of a job for life have mostly long gone – most people will change job every 3 to 4 years for a number [Read More]

June 25, 2018

The ins and outs of CVs

  Though there is no ‘official’ way to write your CV here are a few pointers that might help your CV get noticed. We as recruiters get 100’s of CVs a day and if we cannot see the relevant information where we expect it, yours might be missed. Some of these are a must, some [Read More]

June 22, 2018

Why Speed Matters in Recruitment

This isn’t going to be a lecture on recruitment practices, nor is it going to be a dig at companies’ hiring processes or a recruiter simply saying ‘Please make my life easier’! This is just an opportunity to explain why exceptionally convoluted processes can, in the long run, cost you your dream candidate. I’m speaking [Read More]

June 5, 2018

How to Prepare for Telephone Interviews

  Telephone interviews have become more and more popular with employers, particularly those who have to slot in recruitment with their regular busy work schedule. If done correctly they can actually increase an ideal applicants “buy in” to the company. They are also a great way to quickly filter through a large number of initially shortlisted cvs, [Read More]

May 31, 2018

Asking about salaries. When should you bring up the money question?

Far too many advertised jobs these days offer a broadish salary range without any real explanation in the job description as to what you need to possess in terms of skills or experience, to reach the top end of the pay level. Looking at the market in general, living costs are much more expensive than [Read More]

May 21, 2018

Working in PR: Agency vs Client Side

It’s the age old debate within the PR and Communications industry; is it better to work in Agency vs Client Side… With pros and cons attached to both sides, each camp is eager to defend their territory. Typically, candidates tend to move client side following many years working within agencies, spending the latter part of [Read More]

May 1, 2018

Top 10 Jobhunting Tips for recent Graduates

You’ve been spending the last 3 – 4 years working through your days, nights, holidays, birthdays and Christmases – you name it, you had to take time out to study. But you’ve finally made it! Finally holding that “Graduate” status, it’s been a long hard slog, but you’ve done it. Now you’re about to enter [Read More]

April 9, 2018

So you want to work in Post-Production?

As the post-production industry progresses, so does the types of university courses available for students looking to get into the post sector. With more and more “Creative Media” and “Video Editing” degrees popping up across the UK, it seems that students graduate with excellent editing and motion graphics skills, but no hands on experience in [Read More]

March 28, 2018

Market Research & Insight Recruitment Update

So none of us really knew what 2018 had in store for us- could the looming threat of unstable global politics, Brexit and the fact that we are killing all the fish with our plastic use, affect the Market Research sector? (I appreciate the fish is a bit of a farfetched link but since Blue [Read More]

March 27, 2018

What employees really want.

Today’s job market is competitive. It’s competitive for clients who want the best candidates, for candidates who want the best jobs and for the finance people who want as much value for money as possible. In the middle of this are recruiters trying to work it all out! The job market, just like fashion, food, [Read More]

March 19, 2018

Can you help us?

We’re currently collecting old footwear destined for the bin. Before you judge us, here’s why: Around 250,000 people in the UK (and somewhere between 17 and 20 million worldwide) have Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME)/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). This is a condition that makes it hard for suffers to go about daily life, as it affects mental [Read More]