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Frustration...

Posted on March 26, 2013 at 5:30am 10 Comments

So in the course of any one day I get a stack of emails from people that seemingly have no idea how/why to apply for a role in the creative industry.

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Normally it’s cool, I’m polite and reply with a, “thanks but no thanks…” sort of thing, trying to offer a piece of advice where and when I can. But occasionally, towards the end of a long day, I don’t. And I write something like this:

“Dear *****…

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Does the world really need recruitment consultants?

Posted on February 27, 2012 at 6:47am 7 Comments

After a frustrating couple of months I’ve found myself asking this question on a more regular basis. Of course I already know the short answer….no, it doesn’t. What we do is definitely not rocket science and everyone knows what *astronomical fees we charge! (*no pun intended) But if you’ll permit me to continue, I’m going to try and explain why we’re here and why, when you find a good one, they can make your life easier and maybe even save you a few quid.

These days…

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Advice for graduates.

Posted on May 21, 2010 at 5:00am 0 Comments

It’s that time of year again, the sun’s beginning to shine, the sound of ice cream vans is filling the streets and I’ve started getting into planting herbs again!



Yes, graduate season is under way and hundreds of design students are emerging from their 3 year old cocoons ready and eager to join the “real” world and begin an exciting and glamorous career as a creative

(shhh… don’t tell them!).



But where to start? There’s loads of you and we all…

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How to attract talent - it's still harder than you think!

Posted on November 18, 2009 at 5:12am 0 Comments

Yeah there’s a recession, yeah there’s bags of people on the market but I think creative agencies still need to be working harder to attract top talent.



It’s not enough just to exist and expect the best candidates to come to you - and be grateful for a job - they’re still in high demand so you need to do more.



Here are a few ideas:



Career path:



In my experience, prospects (or lack of) have got to be the number one motivator for a job seeker in… Continue

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