Updating your status on CP
Welcome back, we hope 2011 has been very kind to you so far. We're looking forward to a great year ahead and hope you are too.
We have an ever increasing number of top agencies on the site and the feedback we always get from them is the importance of the available/unavailable option on candidate profiles. It allows them to see the status of candidates and if they are actively job seeking or not.
You can use this feature to your advantage, too, if you're on Creativepool but not actively job seeking, you can set your profile to "Unavailable" meaning you won't get any irrelevant calls. Everyone's a winner!
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Are you getting paid?
Following one of our freelancers getting in touch with us and asking about how to go about receiving payment for work they had done, we have compiled 3 forms for freelancers to use if you find yourself out of pocket.
With these gentle reminders and notifications you can bring the issue to the attention of your employers and a professional and formal way.
So if you're out of pocket or think you are owed payment for work done, make sure you click the link below and check out our article with advice and links to download the forms.
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WOLDA 2010 - last chance to enter!
Wolda is the high-profile graphic design award scheme that rewards the best logos and trademarks designed throughout the world. The prestigious scheme promotes excellence in logo design and it's a powerful marketing tool to promote yourself or your design firm.
Wolda awards are true symbols of creative achievement. They're not easy to come by, either. Earning a Wolda award is a true accomplishment. Even the simple certificates represent something worth hanging on the wall rather than just a sheet of paper to file away.
The deadline for entries in 31/01/2011 so you had better get a move on if you want to enter. For more information and all T's & C's, click on the link below.
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CP Spotlight - Marco Rotoli
This week we caught up with Marco Rotoli and he completely blew us away. We already liked his work but once we managed to sit down with him and ask about his motivations and ambitions, that's when we really fell in love.
For example, when replying to our interview questions Marco told us, amongst other things, about how he envisions a utopian world - enhanced by perfect designs.
So if you do nothing else today, make sure you read up on this brilliant interview as we discus inexhaustible curiosity, The Mueseum of Everything and why you always need a camera handy when in London.
Read the interview here
28 things you didn't know about Google
Google - a webpage that most of us use at least a dozen times a day, but what do you actually know about the king of all search engines?
Have a gander at this blog to find out interesting facts and figures about one of the worlds most powerful brands, from it's humble beginnings in a student's garage to it's present day enormity which even calls for herds of goats to graze the grasslands of it's headquaters.
This also sheds some light on why Google is one of the top companies you could hope to work for. Read on dear viewer.
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Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition 2011
Now in its 46th year, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition is an international showcase for the very best nature photography. The competition is owned by two UK institutions that pride themselves on revealing and championing the diversity of life on Earth - the Natural History Museum and BBC Wildlife Magazine.
Entries are now being accepted for 2011's competition for your chance to have your work shown at the muesuem.
For your chance to view the winning entries from 2010's competition, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition has been rolls on until March 2011.
For more information click here
Bldy b*gger to you, you beastly btard
The King's Speech opened last week to considerable media interest and Oscar buzz.
As a lifelong stammerer himself, Ashley has quite an insight into the subject - and uses this insider knowledge to look at the technology which is currently being developed to help those who suffer with this speech condition.
But how has this technology actually improved life for stammerers - if at all? Find out by reading Ashley's blog here...
Click here to read Ashley's blog
In our last newsletter, we asked the question "What do you think 2011 holds in store for the creative sector?"
78% of you said that great things are around the corner or it will be much the same as 2010
The remaining 22% couldn't predict what was in store for 2011 but at least no-one predicted doom and gloom forthcoming!
This week we're asking "How did the holiday period affect the rate of business" Did it pick up, did it slow right down? Let us know!
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Meet Graham Pugh. Executive Creative Director, Teamspirit
Do Executive Creative Directors still remember what it was like to sit on the other side of the table?
Should they roll their sleeves up and crack out the odd idea? What happens if creative people are rubbish at presenting? And how is it these days for agencies that specialise in the financial markets?
These and many more devilishly tricky questions are answered by creative supremo, and all round top bloke, Graham Pugh.
Read John's interview here
Could Virtual Job Hunting be the Future?
The technical revolution is here online CVs are transforming the recruitment world as we know it.
People who want to stand out in a crowded job market are resorting to more sophisticated approaches and a search on Vimeo throws up plenty of examples of the new breed of job-seeker, promoting themselves with video offerings.
On the button as ever, Creativepool have created a vimeo group specially designed to host candidate CVs. To read up on this latest phenomenon and to check out our video CV group, click the link below!
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Who's writing the facebook?
In the 80s, we were 'all bank managers now' - but in the 21st century we're all writers. Should you wish to publish a 2000 page essay on Chinese philosophy or your shopping list, there are more online platforms for your outpourings than you could wave a stick at.
This is a great leveller for the professional writer. Suddenly everyone can do the one thing you're quite good at - and what's more they all have a publisher.
Magnus Shaw examines where this leaves the jobbing copywriter and why it raises the bar rather than lowering it.
Read Magnus' blog here
Stuff we like!
2 games, an ad, an app and The Battle of Normandy
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Series of games that may determine your future!
Isle of Tune
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Ben the bodyguard
Genius advert for a smartphone privacy app
16 Graphic Design iPhone apps
Get more from your phone
360 degree rotating view of The Battle of Normandy