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Negotiating Notice Periods

It's not often that I agree with newspaper headlines but I do keep reading that the number of job vacancies is at an all time high at the moment in the UK and in our sector (advertising, marketing, digital) in the North, I can definitely concur.  The market is frantically busy and following a b…

Competitive Salaries

I've recently seen a lot of posts and comments on LinkedIn where the words 'competitive salary' seem to generate a huge amount of vitriol and criticism.  As ever, my opinions and observations are largely seen from the perspective of someone working specifically in and around the market…

Video interviews...

Ah.  Life in a Post Covid world.  Imagine!  For the time being I’ll just take every small improvement and stop trying to visualise the big picture. The world’s media is full of stories about lockdown successes and silver linings and that’s what I wanted to focus on in today’s blog rather than all t…

Flexible working - one size doesn't fit all!

The global pandemic has truly been a catalyst in the acceptance of businesses to adopt remote working and more flexible working practices.  80% of what PMP does is recruiting for creative agencies - everything from advertising through to digital and 20% is what we refer to as in-house or clientside…

Qualifications do matter...

I saw a LinkedIn post this week which to paraphrase was 'GCSE's don't matter'.  The subsequent comments and opinions were extensive and extended to 'degrees don't matter'.  As someone who has always been of the opinion that qualifications DO matter, I've been mullin…

Stockholm Syndrome in the workplace...

In the olden days...a job was for life.  You'd take a job and you'd likely still be with that business forty years later when you collected your engraved clock at 65.  These days things are very different and whilst I do know a few people who have worked for the same organisation for 10 yea…

The Second Interview

I'm sure I have probably written about second interviews before but not recently and frankly in my one blog a month over 12 years in business it would be surprising if there wasn't a little bit of overlap in subject matter.Second Interviews.  96% of clients who are interviewing for a role w…

AI vs the personal touch

Generally speaking, I operate in a bubble.   No, I’m not talking about anything Covid related, rather that I am a one woman superbusiness.  When I first launched PMP, I did it with the specific intention not to build an empire.  I wanted to be able to do the job of recruitment for myself with only …

Personal Online Brands

2020.   I think we’ll all be glad when it’s over and even if the first quarter of 2021 is going to involve continued restrictions, we’ll feel a collective sense of coming out the other side or what has been an extraordinary period of history.  One of the many ‘trends’ of 2020 has been a high number…