VIDEO GUIDES

  • Interview Advice
  • Tips for building the best CV
  • Phone and Video Interview Advice
  • Job Hunting Advice - LinkedIn and Social
  • Tips for putting together a creative CV
  • Tips for creating an effective Creative Portfolio
  • Advice on VISAS and how they can affect your job search

DOWNLOADABLE GUIDES

As a marketer or, creative you know the importance of creating positive first impressions and attracting interest. So why is it so much more difficult to sell yourself than it is a product or service?

So why is it so much more difficult to sell yourself than it is a product or service?

It needn't be. Our people have helped thousands of people just like you to create compelling and effective CVs and portfolios for in house and agency roles to help them go on to get the career opportunities they deserve.

Download our series of guides on CV and portfolio advice.

COMPETENCY BASED QUESTIONS

You did it! You got the interview! Now you have to prepare for those pesky question…

Competency-based questions: you know, those 'describe a time when you had to…', No one likes them; but they are nothing to worry about if you are prepared. Let’s convey your competences with confidence.

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Video and Telephone Interview Advice

The way companies recruit has changed immeasurably in return times and video and telephone interviews are now the norm.

If you’re still a bit uncomfortable with them, fear not! Our consulltants know just what it takes to nail an interview, in person or on camera.

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CREATE YOUR LINKEDIN PROFILE

More than ever, employers make LinkedIn their first port of call to research candidates so it's imperative that your online profile does you justice.

Our people have helped thousands of people perfect their profile and help them get the career opportunities they deserve.

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STAYING MOTIVATED

When it comes to looking for a new marketing job, staying motivated and positive is key.

It's not always easy if you’ve had knock-backs or it’s taken longer than you’d hoped. We understand the highs and lows of a job hunt and how difficult can it be.

Let's help you stay motivated and focused on finding that perfect role.

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APPLICATION FORM
ADVICE

Being asked to complete an application form when you’re well into a successful marketing career can seem rather unnecessary.

But in fact, application forms are surprisingly common. So if the thought of completing an application form fills you with exasperation, download our short guide to find out some very handy tips.

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INTERVIEW
PREPERATION

It doesn’t matter whether it’s your first or fiftieth time, there’s no doubt about it - interviews are nerve-wracking experiences.

Relax. We’re only putting you forward for this role because we think you’d do a great job. But remember: a little preparation goes a long, long way.

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CANDIDATE ADVICE - VISAS AND YOUR RIGHT TO WORK

We receive a huge number of applications from fantastic talent from all over the world and our clients are keen to recruit people with the right skills, whether UK born or not.

However, as a candidate it is important to realise that the type of visa you have impact whether you can work in the UK, where you can work and who for. Unfortunately, it can also affect whether we are able to help you with your job search. There are immediate things to think about when searching for a role in the UK but relocating from abroad:

  • If you haven't already, register with us.
  • Ensure you have a good understanding of your VISA and its restrictions.
  • Let us know as soon as possible what VISA you are on - we are always happy to have a conversation regarding your VISA and your right to work. But please do bear in mind that Immigration Law is a constantly changing landscape and we are not experts.
  • Unfortunately if you are looking to be sponsored by a company, it is unlikely that we will be able to help you as a recruitment agency. You would need to apply directly to a company. A list of companies registered to accepted sponsored candidates can be found here. But it is always worth discussing it with us first.
  • REGISTER WITH US

VISAS - Useful Resources

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For more in depth advice and to find out more detail around your type of VISA and right to work, we would recommend you look at the following resources on the Government website:

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