All Careers Advice

  • As believers in the power of positive thinking at Ad Lib, we’ve been noticing various phenomena which have encouraged us that things are getting better out there, whatever anyone else says....
  • Stuck trying to get your foot in the door and gain some work experience? Internships are the perfect way to do this, although they can be tricky to find so take a look at these fantastic tips.
  • Specialist marketing recruitment consultant, Jenny Surridge, at the Graduate Recruitment Bureau exclusively shares her unique insights into successful marketing placements.
  • Insightful interview with John Brady, commercial director of John Lewis Partnership.
  • Marketing executives have regained confidence in their companies’ prospects, according to this morning’s IPA Bellwether report which suggests business buoyancy is at a two-year high.
  • In a competitive job market it’s essential to be visible. And that means optimising your online profile: Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook et al.
  • A recent poll initiated by Adam Holden, resourcing manager at ASDA, suggests that just over one third of jobseekers are confident of finding their next job directly, leaving a proportionately big void for recruitment consultancies.
  • A recent poll undertaken by participants of professional networking site, LinkedIn, has revealed that just 9% of workers care about company values. The survey, answered by a cross-section of individuals within a range of industry sectors, enforces the notion that during times of economic challen...
  • A recent discussion in LinkedIn’s largest group for UK-based marketing professionals, the UK Marketing Lounge, highlights a frequently encountered dilemma for recent marketing graduates and job seekers: What are employers looking for in the ideal marketing candidate?
  • London Fashion Week was highly impressive all round, reports Keeley Watson, fashion consultant at niche retail and FMCG recruiter, Quest Search & Selection.
  • Huge thanks to specialist marketing statistics and analysis recruitment consultancy, Harnham Search & Selection, for sharing their recent Analytics & Data Salary Guide. The results are both insightful and informative.
  • In its eighth year, the Freelancer of the Year Awards programme was established by specialist marketing recruitment agency, Xchangeteam, to celebrate the achievements of the unsung hero – the freelancer.
  • If you’re planning what to say in your job interview, take a look at these ideas from the guys at Mock The Week and see which best suit you. Hopefully none of them!
  • Leading marketing recruitment company, Major Players – a subsidiary of Randstad, the world’s second largest recruitment firm – found that the UK’s marketing and creative talent has reached boiling point, with 23% of those employed ready to take the first available job if the salary and benefits e...
  • This piece is the sequel to the critical factor and pacing & leading copywriting article featured last week. Here are a few other techniques you can start to use which will make your copy more engaging…
  • Today I received a warning email about the change to LinkedIn privacy settings, and felt the need to share this before we are all flooded by spam emails.
  • Before I start, I understand that you won’t want to start reading the same old re-circulated ‘tips’, so I decided to write this article from a completely different angle to anything you’ve probably read before.
  • The conventional approach to recruiting globally is now well and truly a by product of a previous era.
  • Why ‘brand you’ is no longer child’s play. Gone are the days when developing your brand fit into neat (and sometimes) measurable boxes.
  • Digital recruitment media company, R21 Media, has ranked us top of its job board social media chart for influence across Twitter and Facebook