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    • 15th February 2018

    Networking Events: March 2018

    Today, we'll be highlighting some of this month's top networking events in the UK business network.

    Whether you're actively looking for a different role or just want to make contact with peers in your industry, networking is an excellent opportunity to meet key people. This month we’ve got a broad range of events for you to look forward to in Manchester, Wetherby and Leeds, ensuring there's some...

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    • 19th January 2018

    February 2018 Networking Events Leeds

    Stay on the top of the best networking opportunities for your career development. Every month we'll let you know what design, marketing and digital networking events are happening across Yorkshire. In February, we've collected some networking events that caught our eye across Leeds. Have a closer look and discover which events need to be in your diary for February. Plus if you want to discuss career plans, our friendly team is always happy to help. So read on and give us a call to take your career to the next level.

    Today, we'll be highlighting some of this month's top networking events in Leeds. Whether you're actively looking for a new role or just want to make contact with peers in your industry, then networking is an ideal opportunity for you to make key contacts. This month we’ve got a broad range of eve...

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    • 8th January 2018

    Beating the January Blues

    Happy New Year! We hope you've had a great winter break and you're ready for the year ahead. However, the winter months aren't just a time of feasting and merriment.

    They're also responsible for an unpleasant phenomenon called the January Blues. This affects several people around this time of year, impacting your personal happiness, self esteem and- of course- your career development. Read on to learn more about it, and what you can do to alleviate it.Wha...

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    • 8th December 2017

    The Best LinkedIn Groups for Creative Professionals

    Being available on Linkedin and having an up-to-date profile is important when you're job hunting. However, many underestimate the opportunities that lie within strategically chosen Linkedin Groups.

    With so many Linkedin Group options out there, it can be tricky to stay on top of them all. Gloss is here to help you choose the ones for you. Here are the best Linkedin Groups for Creative Professionals.When it comes to your professional network, LinkedIn is an excellent choice. For anyone lo...

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    • 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 cr...

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    • 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...

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    • 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.

    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 int...

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    • 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...

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    • 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...

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    • 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...

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