- 10th November 2017
Creative Recruitment Agency vs General Recruiter
Gloss is a creative recruitment agency with a specific industry focus.We recruit purely for the creative, digital, marketing and PR sectors.This specialist approach has enabled us to make key contacts over the years.Other recruitment agencies, meanwhile, have a wider approach.The numbers of overall of jobs are high and specs are tailored to an audience across the UK.But is one better than the other?In this article we examine both creative and general recruitment agencies, and the benefits behind each one.
Using a Creative Agency As A CandidateFrom a candidate's point of vi... Read more
- 10th October 2017
What Mistakes Should I Avoid in Digital Marketing Interviews?
In one of our earlier articles, we examined how to nail interviews for jobs in the design sector. Now we're examining the other side of the coin and asking how digital marketing professionals can secure their dream job. Whether you're currently looking for a new role, or just browsing to see if you're still up-to-date with interview trends, our most common digital marketing mistakes is a useful article for anyone in the digital industry.
Of course marketing, digital and design jobs have some overlap. The majority of agencies use people from all of these fields in tandem. At the same time, each of these jobs has very different requirements. Agencies will look for different things when interviewing for each role. So if you're a market...Read more
- 12th September 2017
How To Nail Design Job Interviews
The interview is the most nerve-wracking part of any job hunt. Fortunately, it doesn't have to be this way.We've put together this list of tips for people, who are looking for jobs in the creative sector.Read on to find out how to nail design job interviews.Don't wait for opportunity to knock on your door.Shine in the interview and have agencies ask for you to join them.
Even absolutely perfect candidates for a role can get caught out during an interview. It's not just nerves that can get in the way of your dream job, but also experience of the interview process or knowledge of the expectations an employer has. This is especially the case in the creative sector and ...Read more
- 23rd August 2017
10 Steps Towards a Quality Creative Portfolio
Your creative portfolio- whether it's online or offline- is more than a collection of your work. It's an ever-changing showcase of the best you have to offer. Use our hints and tips to help you put together the right portfolio for your career.
There's a common misconception that your creative portfolio has to include everything you've ever done to show your full skill set. While it's important to show a wide range of your skills and the work you've done, not all creative portfolios are created equal. Your creativity needs to be represente...Read more
- 24th May 2017
How to Design a CV / Resume for the Creative Sector
We are often inundated with CVs and applications for our creative roles. The CVs we receive are often wonderfully expressive and creative which is exactly what you would want to see from the creative industry however, this can bring about a few problems when it comes to standardisation and optimisation.
Your CV is the most important document when it comes to applying for a job but it’s not always easy to get it right or to do yourself justice! In response to several cries for help we thought it would be a good idea to create a basic template that can be referred to for ideas when trying to cr...Read more
- 6th May 2017
Age is just a number – how to approach a career change at 40 plus.
What would make you really happy? If you could switch jobs now, what would inspire and interest you enough to make you want to rise early and go to work with enthusiasm and a sense of purpose every day?
Perhaps you think it’s too late? It might be true that given the years of study it requires, the career in law you wish you had pursued is now out of reach, but with a bit of thought you might find a related role in which you can use the wealth of skills and abilities you have built up over the ye...Read more