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Careers

Where creatives go to find a job

Are you looking to break into advertising and get a creative job as an art director or a copywriter? How and where should you look? Today, we dive into the process of job searching in hopes that you are equipped to find the perfect agency for...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Careers

How to get hired as a creative

At the University of Texas' Portfolio Critique, I sat down with creative director turned creative recruiter, Frank Oggeri, to find out what he looks for in candidates and their portfolios. Here, I pick his brain to get the recruitment perspective on...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Careers

For Beginners Building Their Creative Résumé

Though your portfolio is your golden ticket to obtain that job interview, your Résumé is the ad that leads them there. I hope this helps you out as you start to construct your Creative Résumé and prepare to break into the advertising industry.

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Careers

What makes a good creative portfolio?

Are you an aspiring Art Director or Copywriter looking to get into advertising? The portfolio is your ticket in. I hope that this video can help you form your creative portfolio to get you that internship or job. If you would like me to critique...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Careers

How to achieve the perfect portfolio: Part 1

For most of us the days of creating our own portfolios from scratch are way behind us now (except if you're a developer), so make life as easy as possible for yourself by using portfolio builders, creative services and platforms that are designed for...

Posted by: Fabrik
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Advice

Where's the glamour? They said there'd be glamour!

As the footer of this column will tell you, I’m a copywriter. And a blogger. I also dabble in journalism and podcasting. These are all quite enjoyable and satisfying things - at least from time-to-time - and I’m pretty lucky to do them...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Inspiration

30 Brilliant Creative Resumés

In today’s job market, recruiters are placing more emphasis on job seeker personalities depicted on social media profiles and creative resume enhancers than they are single sheet summary of their careers.The vehicles for the presentation of the...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Sorry, you're too creative.

by John Fountain. A few months back I was helping a friend review some CVs for a copywriting position. There was the usual mix of applicants and all of them from different writing backgrounds including b2b, pharmaceutical, PR, blogging, journalism,...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Do you love what you do?

by Ashley Morrison. And do you do what you love? OR do you now HATE what you USED TO love? If it's the latter, is that because it's now your job - and, because you do it day in, day out, it's taken all the love away? I put out this question out in...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Jack Fairclough

Creativepool profile: creativepool.co.uk/LittleHoudini Website: littlehoudini.co.uk(under construction) Facebook: is for stalkers! Twitter: twitter.com/littlehoudinii " Hi I'm Jack….I will illustrate/animate and design for food! " How long have...

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Features

Spotlight - Colette Alexandros - Illustrator

- View Colette's Creativepool profile "Always carry your artwork with you. Whether it is a business card or even your artwork on your phone, as you never know who you might bump into." How long have you been a Freelancer for? 2 years. Describe...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

5 Minutes With... Steven Walls - Creative Director at Tomorrow People

"We listen, we create, we engage, we transform, we grow." What do you actually do? I am a creative director with over 10 years' experience of running a successful, digital and marketing agency. I'm someone who thrives on the challenge of a new...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

How to... make yourself Recession Proof

Source This month’s CP Career comes from Source - a specialist recruitment business, dedicated to the digital, integrated and traditional creative communications industry. They work to support the needs of advertising, marketing and design...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

Permanent vs Freelance

Perm or freelance? You decide! This month's article will help you decide whether your next move in the industry is focused towards the permanent or freelance side. Jonathan Lindon, MD of Source, will explain the pros and cons of both, leaving it up...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

Job Description: Architectural Technician.

Architectural technicians/technologists work closely with architects and other building professionals, providing architectural design services and solutions on construction projects. As specialists in the science of architecture, building design and...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

Job Description: Landscape Architect.

Landscape architects specialise in planning and designing open spaces. Their work can be found everywhere from inner-city squares to shopping centres, parks, coastline and countryside. Whether they are transforming a derelict industrial area or...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

Job Description: Visual Merchandiser / Display Designer.

Display designers and visual merchandisers use their design skills to help promote the image, products and services of businesses and other organisations. To some extent the roles of display designers and visual merchandisers may overlap, but...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Job Description: Marketing Manager.

Marketing plays an important role in almost every industry sector. In its simplest form, it is about ensuring that customers' needs are met whilst maximising the profits of a company. A marketing manager's responsibilities can vary enormously, but...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

Job Description: Technical Illustrator.

Job Description, salaries and benefits Technical illustrators, who may also be known as scientific illustrators, prepare detailed drawings to help people understand often complex scientific or technical information. Their illustrations are used in...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

Job Description: Art Editor.

Art editors are responsible for the way a magazine looks. They present the words and images in a way that is easy for the reader to digest, with high visual impact. In the highly competitive consumer magazine market, the art editor's role is...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

How to... Find a job in design

Finding a job in design is not particularly easy as it's one of the most competitive industries out there. Most design companies (when they advertise jobs) seem to always ask for at least 3 years experience, so the chicken and egg scenario starts....

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

How to... Create a good first impression at interview.

by Creativepool. We've all heard that first impressions count and never is it more true than for an interview. If 70% of a first impression is based on appearance and body language, then dressing appropriately for your interview is of the upmost...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

Content for your Design, Digital, Media, Games and Web CV

by Creativepool. Below lists the basic outline for what you should have in place on your Creative CV for the Design, Digital, Media, Games and Web CV. You can follow this in the basic order that it is outlined below and this should give your CV an...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

The good book. The problem with a copywriter's portfolio.

by Magnus Shaw. Here's a problem which only came to my attention this week. Actually I think it has been lingering in the back of my mind for a couple of decades, but it only came into focus a couple of days ago. Because I write columns here and...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Out of sight. What became of the virtual office?

by Magnus Shaw. Working in an ad agency in Fleet Street in 1995, I was called into a first-floor office to be shown something very impressive - an email account. Visually it was quite modest, just some browser windows with names and messages in...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Can copy-writing be taught?

by Magnus Shaw. In the distant past, I trained to be a croupier. A roulette dealer, to be accurate. Roulette is fairly complicated and the dealer must be aware of every aspect of the game in progress - monitoring when the bets go down, who has won,...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Road to ruin. The resignation letter that should worry us all.

by Magnus Shaw. This week, the Chancellor of the Exchequer proposed a scheme whereby employees will be invited to give up some of their employment rights in exchange for company shares. You may think this is a tremendous idea or the most cynical...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

Opinions- Your move. Losing your job before it has even begun.

by Magnus Shaw Writing in The Drum this week, Phil Haselhurst describes how his determination to climb the career ladder brought him to grief. He had a decent job with an agency he liked - good team, lots of experience, satisfying work. But, not...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

How Creativepool helped me achieve a dream - Jo Clarke

By Jo Clarke. ABOUT JO CLARKE Jo is a candidate on Creativepool. With the help she found on the site, and one of our bloggers Magnus Shaw, she has achieved her dream of becoming a copywriter. Here she recounts her journey... "I am a...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

Opinions - A quick guide to being made redundant.

by Magnus Shaw Throughout this increasingly insane financial crisis I have worked as a freelance. Disadvantage: I have to find my own work and therefore income. Advantage: I can't be made redundant. However, I have faced the redundancy...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

#Trends. The MBTI creativity test. How does your creativity measure up?

by John Fountain How would you feel about taking a personality test when applying for a job? Well in the US this kind of procedure is quite commonplace. In fact it is estimated that over 90% of organisations use some sort of psychometric testing as...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

CV + TLC = Job

by Jinx Jeffery, Dynamic New Alliances. I know a great deal of you reading this will probably have read something similar before, so please forgive me if some of this comes across in a wave of deja vu. But the information is clearly not sinking in -...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

Thanks but no thanks - the rejection letter from hell.

The Great Depression aside, there has rarely been a worse time to apply for a job. And yet for anyone leaving college or school, or simply attempting to recover from the cruelty of redundancy, it has never been more essential. So with high hopes and...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

How to... Write a winning CV.

There are hundreds of techniques and ideas that people have about how to write the perfect CV. Writing a winning CV for work in the creative industries is different from most industries. If you are a creative then quite often a great portfolio will...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

The Agency Workers Directive (AWD)

October 11th 2011 may seem like a very long way away right now, but it marks a landmark date that affects every business that recruits freelance workers through a recruitment agency or business Most of you that are reading this article will have not...

Posted by: Creativepool

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