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All Job Titles are not created equally

I've now worked in recruitment, specifically within the creative, advertising and marketing sector for 20 years. Prior to that I actually did work in the advertising and marketing sector so I've amassed a certain amount of knowledge during that time.  One of the most common issues that I se…

Hybrid working post Covid

Well, I say post Covid.  At the time of writing there are various reports in the press of more variants but I'll take the positive view that we won't go back into full confinement anytime soon.  As ever, I'll start the blog with the caveat that all observations are made within the agenc…

Interviews - Dress to impress

A candidate recently didn’t get the job offer they were hoping for. There had been an initial interview via Zoom and then a second interview which was face to face. Feedback from the client was quite brutal, the candidate was deemed to be ‘scruffy’, had paid no attention to their personal appeara…

The Great Regret. A thing?

Everywhere in the media at the moment is talk of ‘the great resignation’.  I’ve historically taken this to mean individuals who have used the pandemic as an opportunity to recalibrate and re-define their life goals and typically change the job that they do - so for example, I have seen several peop…

Desperate Times, Desperate Measures...

If I thought that the volume of recruitment briefs during 2021 was the highest ever, I think (after only two months), 2022 is going to surpass it.  It does genuinely feel relentless with agency clients desperate to hire.  And the requirements are across all disciplines - it’s not just paid search o…

No, the CV is not dead

Regular PMP Blog readers will know that I’m not a particular fan of LinkedIn.  It’s a tool for lazy and often unprofessional recruitment tool but increasingly it’s yet another platform for personal brand building and some of the ‘content’ that I see is so narcissistic and ego driven that I find mys…

The Great Resignation

Happy New Year!   I'd like to claim that I'm one of life's intellectuals but I'm afraid my reading material is largely fiction oriented. I use reading as an absolute escape and whilst I enjoy everything from Marian Keyes to Lee Child, I can't claim to match Mr PMP who reads the…

When a new role turns out not to be 'the one'

In so many ways the last 18 months have been a bit of a rollercoaster and not least in the world of recruitment.  Following an initial meltdown at the end of March 2020 followed by 3 months of inactivity, the market rallied and since July 2020 it has just been…..bonkers.  The confidence and willing…

Avoiding bias when interviewing...

I've been meaning to blog about this for a while now.   We're in the process of returning to face to face interviews and that brings with it, a return to the more formal nature of the interview.   For the past 18 months the creative agency world has thrived in terms of hiring new staff via …