Better and Beta
Another month and another step closer to launch! We are still continuing to bug test and finesse the transition between the old site and the new. For those of you who haven't had a chance yet please do LOG IN and start using the new site.
For candidates the site is 99% finished. And the site now works in tandem with the old version - so you can happily switch between the two.
For recruiters the job posting works perfectly in tandem with the current site. The only current issue is that we are implementing a new way for the CV Search to work and this is still being optimised.
Launch the BETA site by clicking here. If you have any issues or comments please send them through to our technical team
D&AD Awards Ceremony 2008 - 15 May, Royal Festival Hall
This is your opportunity to network with the world's leading advertising/design agencies!
The prestigious D&AD Awards Ceremony 2008 will be held at the Royal Festival Hall. The evening starts with a champagne reception overlooking the River Thames. Simon Amstell, of T4 and Never Mind the Buzzcocks fame, will be hosting the proceedings, so whether you are in line for an award or not, you will be kept well entertained. After the ceremony, descend to the Ballroom where a magnificent party awaits
To book your ticket now click here.
Stopping the Buck - 12 June, Oracle Bar
Creativepool are proud to sponsor Stopping the Buck: a Question Time-style debate addressing the on-going battle to get design students ready for industry. The event's at the Oracle Bar, Brewery Wharf, Leeds on the 12 June.
The aim is to bring the creative community in Leeds together, from the most experienced to the newly/soon to be qualified, and provide a platform for intellectual discussion as well as help people make their own new contacts.
For more info click here or via Facebook here.
The Institute of Computerlove
Manchester digital marketing agency Code Computerlove, which boasts clients including HMV, Waterstone's and Cussons, has launched The Institute of Computerlove to foster new digital talent.
The Institute of Computerlove is a mentoring programme for design students during their final year of study. Code's design team is already mentoring five students from Salford University and is now looking for new recruits for the next school year's intake.
If you'd like to find out more click here.
Say it with... a chimpanzee
Need a way to send bulk emails and track the results? Then why not use MailChimp.
With easy to use templates for designing HTML emails and a great delivery, tracking and reporting service, we've found MailChimp's email service to be reliable and cost effective too.
As a special offer to Creativepool members, simply mention us when you sign up for a FREE trial account and MailChimp will give you 2,000 email credits to get you started.
To give the chimp a whirl click here.
30,000 Prize Draw Winner!
Congratulations to Jonathan Stephenson (looking delighted opposite!) who won a Sony PSP as part of our prize draw to celebrate passing 30,000 registered candidates on Creativepool.
We had a great response to our prize draw so thanks to everyone who entered and if you weren't lucky this time round, don't worry as we're sure to run a similar competition again soon.
Blog of the month: Russell Davies
The logo about says it all.
One of the original UK design blogs, Russell Davies always has an insightful word to say about what's good and bad in the worlds of advertising and design.
He also seems to have a penchant for cooked breakfasts, which is explored on his blog too. To check out Russell's latest views on the full creative spectrum or the full English breakfast click here.
What you look for in a job. The results
This month we asked you, 'What's the most important thing you look for in a job?' The results are in and perhaps unsurprisingly most people said, "SHOW ME THE MONEY!":
Company Reputation 12%
Working Hours 8%
Holiday Entitlement 8%
If you're an employer reading this, it just goes to show that adding the salary to your job posting is incredibly important.
This month, we're asking you to tell us what you think of our new site. To cast your vote, click here.
Next generation in digital recruitment...
Guru, the digital recruitment company, have recently launched Guru Careers a free online job board for the digital sector.
The site, which was built by Lightmaker, allows jobseekers and recruiters to administer all their applications, profiles and vacancies through a slick interactive dashboard with the minimum of fuss.
Guru have attracted a host of leading employers including Sapient, Big Group, and 7Digital showcasing the best in what the digital market has to offer jobseekers.
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