All Careers Advice

  • 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
  • Over the last few years it seems we’ve been inundated by social networking websites. From MySpace back in in the dark ages of 2004, to Facebook and Twitter today .....
  • Creative recruitment specialists Source are giving away an Xbox Kinect
  • Number of firms operating under a recruitment freeze falls by almost half as employers increase hiring, says Barclay Meade Industry Tracker
  • Your definitive guide to the top UK marketing, media & communications LinkedIn groups
  • A new website aiming to provide marketing professionals with their first exclusively UK-based community is being launched today.
  • How to make the most of your everyday conversations and what events can do for your brand
  • With trains grinding to a halt and taxi cabs wheel-spinning their way around the Capital, it was left to the die-hard connection-makers to keep London’s verve alive last week.
  • A Curriculum Vitae is a self-marketing tool and getting an interview can depend on how good your CV is. You will need to consider what to include, how much detail is needed and how to make your CV stand out from all the others.
  • Understandably, many people find discussing salaries uncomfortable and embarrassing during an interview. However, most interviewers expect some bartering and, if it motivates you to put more into the job, it is worthwhile for both the applicant and the employer.
  • The main aim of a covering letter is to encourage recruiters to read your CV. However, it needs to do a lot more than say, 'here is my CV!'. In short, it is the biggest chance you have to sell yourself.
  • Employers often use psychometric testing to vet potential employees and help them understand a little more about your personality and ability to fit into the role they are offering – and this type of testing is becoming increasing popular.
  • Okay, here’s where I’m at with this whole ‘personal branding’ issue: today’s socially transparent world determines that if you don’t correctly build your own image, you will fail. Simple as that.
  • We recently placed an advertisement for a junior position here at Northstar. With the current job climate as it is, we expected to get a fair few applicants – however to be honest, we didn’t anticipate receiving quite the number we did, over 300! But the more startling aspect of the whole proce...
  • How a recent show of benevolence was rewarded with a punch in the guts
  • A snapshot LinkedIn survey posing the question: “Which channel has proved most successful in helping you find a job?” has revealed that despite it’s undoubted surge, social networking still has work to do. Unsurprisingly, trade press fares worst.
  • Marketing recruitment and salaries are set to rise in the coming months, according to a study that adds weight to evidence of a recovery in the industry