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Job Hunt and Career Advice

Interviews: how to make a good first impression

“You’ve only got one chance to make a first impression”. Whilst this phrase has come to be a cliché nowadays, it’s a very true fact and one that we in the recruitment industry ought to stand by. You may still struggle with making the first impression you want to wh...

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Date Posted: 21-09-2017

80% of workers have experienced a career slump – have you?

Most of us have experienced a career slump at some point in our lives. However, while the feeling is unfortunately common, it often results in unwanted consequences for workers and employers alike. As goal-oriented beings, humans have an innate need for progression. We crave challenges, desir...

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Date Posted: 29-06-2017

6 must-ask interview questions to find the best candidates

If you were only allowed six questions to quiz a candidate in an interview, what would they be? Hiring managers sometimes feel the need to ask ‘creative’ questions, which only serve to discourage good candidates and could even result in a bad hire. You know the sort of questions w...

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Date Posted: 23-06-2017

Six ways agencies can nurture your talent

Written by Lead Consultant Eloise Gottlieb As a recruitment consultant for brand, design and content agencies, I am privileged to be part of London’s unrivalled creative community. The people who work in it are the most talented bunch you’ll meet and the work they produce is worl...

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Date Posted: 13-06-2017

Can putting the word 'digital' in your CV improve your chances of getting hired?

These are technology-driven days that we are living in and so it follows that as our digital dependency grows, tech-based skills will become ever more invaluable. Yet digital skills are not just helpful for navigating and completing work, they can actually improve your chances of getting hired, too....

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Date Posted: 17-05-2017

How to take control of your career progression

Too often there’s a disconnect between those that consider themselves career-minded and the actions they take to propel themselves up the career ladder. In today’s working environment, it’s not enough to just excel at your job and hope that alone will bring the recognition and r...

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Date Posted: 09-05-2017

Ten top tips for your next marketing interview

As if preparing for an interview wasn’t already nerve-wracking enough, marketing positions have a reputation for pushing candidates to the next level. The digital marketing industry is highly competitive, but there are opportunities out there. You just need to use all the tools at your disposa...

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Date Posted: 23-03-2017

Study finds millennials' pay and career progression hindered by job loyalty

Millennials may be stereotyped as lazy and disloyal, but a newly published study is sure to make us reassess our assumptions. It seems the supposed job-hopping millennials are actually far more loyal than we first thought. In fact, they are so loyal that it is having an "unprecedented"...

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Date Posted: 03-03-2017

Top tips to advance your career

Have you made it your New Year's resolution to take the next step in your career, or try to land that dream marketing job? You're not the only one; the first few months of the year are some of the busiest months for recruitment, with candidates looking for a fresh start and companies itc...

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Date Posted: 24-02-2017

10 New Year's Resolutions To Make 2017 The Best Year Yet For Your Career

Happy New Year! Alright, so we know you've heard it all before, but the truth is January is the perfect time to give your professional life a boost and set career goals for the coming year. The Undercover Recruiter has rounded up 10 of the best career resolutions to make this year and w...

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Date Posted: 03-01-2017

Do prolific networkers make better entrepreneurs?

Prolific networkers are more likely to experience entrepreneurial success, according to new research released by The Economist Intelligence Unit. The study finds that informal professional networks and communities are more important for entrepreneurial success than formal structures such as...

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Date Posted: 01-12-2016

What marketing skills are hot right now?

Experienced and enthusiastic marketers are in high demand right now. But with marketing techniques constantly evolving, and an ever-increasing global talent pool vying for vacancies, it’s never been more important for candidates to ensure that they’re one step ahead of the competitio...

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Date Posted: 25-11-2016

How to narrow in on a career path when you want to try everything

Ever aspire to become an astronaut, firefighter or a professional athlete? Chances are you dreamed of pursing a number of career paths growing up. However, when you’re an adult, switching between career path ideas rapid-fire can become problematic. Your changing focus res...

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Date Posted: 22-11-2016

Freelancing: The myths uncovered

  There’s no escaping it, the world of freelancing is awash with myths. Many of these ideas are fuelled by individuals unhappy in their own jobs, dreaming of something new, and frustrated they aren’t doing anything about it...  So what are the most common preconcepti...

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Date Posted: 09-11-2016

Get yourself freelance ready!

  More and more of us are turning to freelancing as a source of income. The benefits are clear: greater flexibility; more autonomy; a better work-life balance; and the ability to learn a huge amount in a short space of time. What’s not to like? Freelance work can take a nu...

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Date Posted: 03-11-2016

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