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Get Everyone: The Creativepool Recruitment Competition

Recruitment, it’s a funny old game! Arguably, at times, the most undervalued aspect of any organisation. Internal Talent Teams work tirelessly year after year to meet the demands of Hiring Managers within their organisations, and 2018 is...

Posted by: Robert Ferguson
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Careers

Challenges ahead for Creative Recruitment in the SW

Our recent Creative Employment Survey revealed an optimistic outlook with 39.5% of respondents sure that growth is ahead. But what are the anticipated challenges that may lie ahead for the creative industries? Although 76.7% of respondents think that...

Posted by: ADLIB
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Features

When reality TV meets recruitment

I don't know about you, but I'm getting a bit bored of reality TV shows. If we're not biting our fingernails during Masterchef just because the soufflé hasn't risen and Mr Big Food Critic is poking at it disapprovingly, then we're waiting for...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Features

Making assumptions. Is the creative recruitment process broken?

A friend of mine applied for a job last month. He's a talented creative professional with many years' experience in the advertising and media industries. Currently in demand as an independent consultant, he didn't apply out of necessity or...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Advice

Social Networking as a Recruitment tool

Written by Toby Thwaites, Director, Purple Consultancy - Specialists in creative recruitment Toby Thwaites and Paul Wood founded Purple in June 2000. Purple provides recruitment consultancy to advertising, design, integrated marketing, publishing,...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

Social Media and Recruitment

Social Media Week took place in London during February. For those who don’t know, Social Media Week is an annual event which is run all over the world. There are live streams to view and hashtags to follow, so you can keep up with the...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

Pretty vacancies. Are recruitment consultants letting us down?

Redundancies, renegotiations, restructuring and rotten revenues. Tough times in the creative industry. Tough times everywhere. Sorry folks, but there's no longer any room for passengers in this business. So here's a thought: why don't we take a very...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

Improving market will improve recruitment standards

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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Features

Recruitment webshites

Last week, Michael (MD of Creativepool and my boss at least some of the time, as far as blogging is concerned) sent out an email entitled "We are not a recruitment agency!" Bold words, you might think, given that the one-liner under the email...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Careers

How to hire a creative

When recruiting Graphic Designers, Web Developers and other Creatives, not everybody understands exactly what they should be looking for and how to go about it. As one of the UK’s top creative recruitment agencies, Brand Recruitment have put...

Posted by: Brand Recruitment
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Careers

Why a portfolio is a must for creative jobs

Portfolios, love them or hate them, they’re almost always an essential when applying for creative and design jobs. A portfolio is supposed to hold a selection of a designer’s best work, yet we have found that often they are either full of...

Posted by: Brand Recruitment
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Careers

Having a niche, an area of expertise as a Creative

Within the Creative Recruitment Sector, we notice the importance and advantage of having specific industry or market knowledge more and more. Carving out your own niche, becoming an expert within a specific area or sector (beyond Creative, think...

Posted by: ADLIB
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Advertising

Wunderman's commitment to a more diverse agency world

In a bid to smash the mold of the traditional agency demographic, Wunderman opened its entry level recruitment scheme to non-graduates for the first time with the launch of Wunder Hunter - a recruitment platform that targets university alumni...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Advertising

CHI&Partners open doors to non-graduates with inclusive 'Spark' scheme

CHI&Partners is launching a new entry-level recruitment scheme called SPARK; which encourages ambitious people from all backgrounds to apply to come and work at the top 20 agency, which was the UK’s most-awarded independent creative agency at this...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Is video interviewing a dream come true or a disaster?

Sweaty palms, dry mouth, stuttering words. Most people would agree job interviews are pretty painful. Recruiters can help prepare, coach and calm a candidate but once they walk into that room with their prospective boss, everything is usually...

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Careers

Training courses: just a day of your life that you won't get back?

It's Monday morning. Email hell beckons. I've got my Creativepool blog to write but I do also need to try and whittle down the daily glut of Groupons, StumbleUpons, Voucherclouds, More Groupons, and LinkedIn's “congratulate Billy-Bob on his new...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Features

Is this how recruiters view your work?

When I first starting out as a junior copywriter I went along to the D&AD workshops that were being held in various London ad agencies. These evenings were great for anyone who wanted to start out as a copywriter or art director because you could...

Posted by: John Fountain
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Features

Mayday, May Day! Crack open the Champers!

I didn't wake up this morning thinking, “oooh, today is a significant day.” Nor do I have a beer-fuelled celebration planned for this afternoon in the balmy bank holiday sunshine - or even a rosé-fuelled celebration planned for later...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

The Importance of Building a Relationship with your Recruiter

Build a relationship with your recruiter to ensure that you are well placed to take advantage of the job opportunities they find. We explain why it’s important for us to have a good working partnership with our candidates and how our candidates...

Posted by: Source
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Advice

If You Want Creative Job Applicants, Make a Creative Application.

Our guest post from Erin Osterhaus, Managing Editor of The New Talent Times, explains why she believes you need a creative application to attract creative applicants. In creative industries, standard job applications don’t attract the right...

Posted by: Source
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Advice

Humanising the redundancy process

It would be easy in an economic environment like this to lay the blame for all redundancies on the 'credit crunch' but I believe that there are other reasons why some of these redundancies are taking place. In prosperous times creative businesses are...

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

Advice and articles from Recruiters - Creativepool

--- We speak to recruitment professionals from the industry to bring you interesting articles and advice every month. If you'd like to contribute, email Chris for more information The creative industries just need to do more to reach out and promote...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

Skill shortages in the creative and digital markets

Written by Toby Thwaites, Director, Purple Consultancy - Specialists in creative recruitment As recruiters for the creative industries, including the digital industry, we are naturally very aware of the constant need for the sourcing of fresh talent...

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

Opinions - What does the future hold for an old creative?

by John Fountain Like it or not, the industry we work in is youth biased. They don't tell you this when you first start out on your career, but the fact is, when you reach about 40 years of age the trajectory of your career will change. Unless you...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

Facebook Vs. CVs - is it ok for employers to stalk applicants?

As Facebook timeline is being pushed upon us more and more forcefully from the powers that be, you might want to stop and ponder the implications of opting to have your entire Facebook past accessible to all. Click on 2008 and photos of a stag night...

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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Features

Are you special?

I was very pleased to receive a big response to my recent piece on becoming a copywriter but one question really caught my attention. The correspondent asked me to suggest a 'type' of copywriting in which to specialise. This rather threw me, but it...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Predictions for 2009 from Workstation

Making predictions in the current market is verging on the impossible. Commentators across the board have varying views on how it is going to pan out and how long the recovery is going to take. One thing that everyone agrees on is that 2009 is going...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Careers

Building Culture: 8 things to look out for

Barely a day goes by without the word 'culture' featuring heavily in my conversations. It’s become a sort of catch-all phrase and having a ‘great’ one is something lots of agencies can be fiercely proud and protective of - and rightly so. It's...

Posted by: Character Creative
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Features

Future Trends: Next-Gen Broadcast Technology and Consumer Electronics

The world of technology is constantly developing and we are charged with the task of staying ahead of the game in order to keep up with the latest trends in Next Gen broadcast and consumer electronics. As an industry that continuously encounters...

Posted by: The Crewing Company
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Features

How to get your work noticed by a Creative Director

So it’s 2014 and you’re on a quest to land a new job at a brilliant agency. But how do you make sure you stand out from the hundreds of people doing exactly the same? Our Creative Director, Martin Homent, shares his tips and insight into...

Posted by: Tribe Marketing
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News

3 New Fabulous Faces

Sagittarius Marketing is delighted to have secured a phenomenal increase in new business and has attracted new talent to support their success. Business is thriving and Sagittarius has grown a further 50% in just six months to a full service team of...

Posted by: Sagittarius Marketing

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