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Make campaigning great again

By Becky Postlethwaite on 08.06.17 in News

Most of us have been involved with our fair share of bad campaigns. A few people would argue that there’s a couple taking place right now, concluding with the general election this Thursday.

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How to make sure you're on top form whilst looking for your new job – 6 top tips

By on 06.04.17 in News

If you’re not working and you’re looking for a new job in marketing, staying positive and motivated is especially important. The longer it takes and the more knock-backs you receive, the harder it can become. But with perseverance comes reward – and maybe the job of your dreams!

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Why unconscious bias is holding your organisation back

By on 23.02.17 in News

Most of us now understand that a diverse workforce leads to more innovation, better financial performance and improved staff retention, however there are still not enough women in senior positions. Only 7 per cent of FTSE 100 companies have a female CEO, while just 26.1% of boardroom executives (this drops to 19.6% for FTSE 250 firms) are female – ranking the UK sixth in Europe.

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A new and effective way to approach your next job interview

By Becky Postlethwaite on 09.02.17 in News

I saw an interesting quote attributed to the Carnegie Foundation doing the rounds on LinkedIn recently that got me thinking. It read: “85% of your financial success is due to your personality and ability to communicate, negotiate and lead. Shockingly, only 15% is due to technical knowledge”. This statistic is a favourite of salesmen, but I also think it’s a great way to approach job interviews.

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Why January might just be the most exciting month of the year

By Becky Postlethwaite on 05.01.17 in News

One in five of us made a pledge to ourselves this time last year to find a new job in the next twelve months. Perhaps you were one of them but you never got round to it, or maybe it’s only during the past year that you’ve felt the urge to try something new. Well, with 2017 upon us now is the perfect time to start making plans.

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3 things to expect from your recruitment consultant as a jobseeker

By on 10.11.16 in News

A good recruitment agency recognises the importance of building strong relationships with clients and candidates. Its consultants strive to be long term partners - they’re not just out to sell candidates. So how can you distinguish the good from the bad?

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Thought you were too old to take a gap year? Think again.

By on 03.11.16 in News

5 reasons to leave your job and take an adult gap year

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Recommend a friend and we'll give you an iPad

By on 20.04.16 in News

At Direct Recruitment we really value recommendations from people we trust (that's you!)

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Helping your new hire to become a success

By on 02.03.16 in News

Hiring employees that enhance and complement your business is part and parcel of being a business manager..........

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Introducing Marissa La Spina

By on 12.02.16 in News

Introducing Marissa La Spina our new Consultant looking after junior and mid-level client side roles

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We're moving house!

By on 03.02.16 in News

We're moving house!

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Employee benefits – getting them right and moving with the times

By on 28.01.16 in News

Running a business is a tricky balancing act for employers.............

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2016!

By on 06.01.16 in News

First day back in the office!

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Merry Christmas!

By on 16.12.15 in News

Merry Christmas!

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Introducing Becky Postlethwaite, Business Manager Agency Account Handling

By on 14.10.15 in News

We’re delighted to welcome Becky Postlethwaite to Direct Recruitment.....

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Direct mail on the increase!

By on 24.09.14 in News

I enjoyed the article in Marketing Week this week highlighting that Next is reintroducing direct mail after a 7 year hiatus........

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Skills Gap: Yes, but not in the place you'd expect

By on 26.08.14 in News

This weeks guest speaker, Karl Havard, CSO, STEEL London, gives his perspective on the skills gap in Planning

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Introducing Tor Clausen

By on 22.07.14 in News

I’d like to introduce a new member of our team – Tor Clausen. Tor is our new Consultant responsible for account handling and is covering for Julia James who is now on maternity leave.

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Restoring energy in a worn-out team...

By on 08.07.14 in News

Some great advice from our guest blogger Sarah Brown, Nutritional Therapist

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When selling isn't a dirty word

By on 13.05.14 in News

We're delighted to welcome Richard Madden as our guest blogger this week.

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Is this getting a bit personal for you?

By on 11.03.14 in News

I was interested to read some recent research assessing which brands behave like humans, and how this impacts on consumer perception and loyalty....................

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March 13th - The drinks are on us!

By on 26.02.14 in News

Direct Recruitment is proudly sponsoring the next Marketing Hybrid Event on the evening of 13th March from 6-9 pm (ish) and it would be lovely if you could join us at what will be my last “official” function at Direct Recruitment. It will be in a VIP area in the downstairs bar (The Piste Bar) at Archer Street, 3-4 Archer Street, South Soho, W1D 7AP.

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Goodbye from Susan

By on 11.02.14 in News

It’s with some sadness that I’m posting this to let you know that, after such a long and very happy career here, I will be moving on from Direct Recruitment in the next couple of months.

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Introducing Sarah Bloomfield

By on 30.01.14 in News

I would like to introduce a new member of our team – Sarah Bloomfield...

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Merry Christmas!

By on 17.12.13 in News

The team at Direct Recruitment would like to thank all our clients and candidates for your loyal support throughout 2013 and to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

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Don't throw out the Old with the New

By on 05.11.13 in News

A recent IPA reports revealed that marketing spend was higher in Q3 2013 which was the strongest rate in almost 13 years. In spite of this we must remain cautious because we know that since the recession began, procurement has tightened its icy grip on the purchase of creative services.

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Are you a Social Butterfly?

By on 08.10.13 in News

It’s interesting to see that Facebook has just launched an add-on to help job recruiters hunt down prospective candidates.

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Digital keeps on growing

By on 31.05.13 in News

It’s all about digital now – the continued growth in pure digital roles and roles with significant digital elements shows no sign of abating.

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Introducing Sarah Brown

By on 30.05.13 in News

I’m very happy to introduce Sarah Brown as the ‘new girl’ on the team here at Direct Recruitment! It’s getting busier on the client side of the business, so she’s come on board to work with me looking after our Digital, Direct and integrated roles.

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Be skills short or train?

By on 15.05.13 in News

I have recently noticed that an increasing amount of the junior candidates applying for my briefs seem to be lacking in the basic requirements for the role......

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Introducing Boma!

By on 08.04.13 in News

I’d like to introduce you to Boma Hart, the latest addition to the Direct Recruitment team. Boma has joined us to take the helm on the Creative, Project Management and New Business desk while I’m on maternity leave...

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Charity mailings, guilt or thanks?

By on 19.03.13 in News

I recently received two very different mailings from two different children’s charities, and both evoked strong reactions. For the same donation amount, one of them made me feel amazing and proud of my donation and the difference that I make........

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What's the point of training?

By on 08.02.13 in News

Lately training and education, or rather the lack of it, has become a recurring theme for a huge percentage of the job seekers I meet. Typically, candidates bemoan the fact that training promised at the point of job offer never materialises...

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