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  • 8th November 2019

How to avoid burnout in creative roles

We all want to work in a job that really fulfils us, but it's very easy to feel exhausted and demoralised by the work instead. This can turn into burnout, and it's a serious problem for people who suffer from it.

Employers and employees alike should do all they can to avoid burnout. Research from Gallup shows that b...

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  • 30th October 2019

What does Brexit mean for the creative sector?

Brexit's been dominating headlines for the last few years, and there's a lot of uncertainty about its impact on business. The UK's creative sector is no different, but it can be tricky to learn what's going to happen next.

As a specialist creative and marketing recruiter for some of Leeds' biggest creative agencies, we know that Brexit is going to have an impact on both our business and yours. That's why we've written this new guide to Brexit's effects on creative businesses. We'll touch upon some common concerns from...

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  • 21st October 2019

What is the Gloss Refer A Friend Reward Plan?

Find out how you can help a friend make their next exciting career step.

Refer a friend to Gloss Recruitment and receive a £150 voucher! 

Taking that first step towards a new job or even a new career can be tough. Sometimes it feels safer to stick to the current job you have, but if it’s not in the field you want to buil...

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  • 21st October 2019

Refer A Friend Full Terms and Conditions

Please see the full terms and conditions of the Gloss Recruitment refer a friend plan.

Full Refer A Friend Reward Plan Terms & Conditions

Gloss Recruitment’s Refer a Friend reward plan is limited to referrals of personal contacts. You must not refer any person under this plan where you gained or developed the relationship through your employment, offic...

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  • 9th October 2019

The top 3 digital marketing interview task mistakes


Getting an interview for a digital marketing job is a big achievement! We know that the last thing you want to do is fall at the finishing line by making an avoidable mistake in the interview.

That's why we've put together this new article highlighting the most common mistakes candidates make. Leeds is an especially vibrant area for digital agencies, and by following these tips you'll make it easier to land your dream digital job in Leeds. While there's some overlap with Read more

  • 24th September 2019

How to avoid job search burnout

If you're working in design or marketing (or thinking of doing so) now is a really exciting time for these industries! The UK's design sector grew by 8% last year, while the advertising and marketing sector grew by 9.5%. But if you're on the job hunt in these sectors, it's easy to lose your motivation in the process.

Job search burnout is a common problem when you're looking for a job. A string of rejections can tank your motivation, and it's often tough to pull yourself out of a vicious cycle when you're stuck in the middle of it. Applying for—and failing to get—jobs can devolve into a vicious cycle of h...

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  • 9th September 2019

The 7 most common job application mistakes to avoid

Finding your dream job after a lengthy search is a fantastic feeling. But whether you're looking for digital or design agency jobs in Leeds, it's easy to stumble over one of the first hurdles in the application process.

That's why we've put together this guide to the common mistakes we make when applying for jobs. All of these are easy to avoid when you know what to look for. With this knowledge, you'll be able to prevent a great application being spoiled by something totally avoidable. We've also highlighted mista...

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  • 29th August 2019

The best LinkedIn Groups for Leeds marketing agencies to join

Marketing agencies in Leeds can benefit from joining LinkedIn groups, whether this is on a local, national or international level.

But in our time as a Leeds recruitment agency involved in creative recruitment and marketing, we've learned there's a lot of noise to cut through. Too many LinkedIn groups focus on sales messages rather than help or advice on doing your job. It can be tricky to cut through the noise and find a usefu...

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  • 19th August 2019

5 signs it’s time to change jobs

We at Gloss know what it's like to feel stuck in a rut. And if you've been working in one place for a while, you might be feeling it's time to change jobs.

As it turns out, this isn't that unusual; on average, British workers change jobs once every five years. But is leaving your current job the right move for you? We know it's a big decision, and you want to make an informed choice. That's why we've identified the five main reasons people decide a ...

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  • 29th July 2019

The pros and cons of apprenticeships for creative agencies

Creative apprenticeships are a great way for agencies to bring in new talent.

However, they can have a significant impact on the way you work—for better or worse—and if you're thinking of hiring an apprentice, there are several ways to add a fresh perspective to your workforce. In this article, we'll help you work out if creative apprenticeships are right for you by ex...

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