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!
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.
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.
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.
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?
5 reasons to leave your job and take an adult gap year
Running a business is a tricky balancing act for employers.............
We’re delighted to welcome Becky Postlethwaite to Direct Recruitment.....
This weeks guest speaker, Karl Havard, CSO, STEEL London, gives his perspective on the skills gap in Planning
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.
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.