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Distressed hires & Planned hires

Distressed hires & Planned hires

I hope you'll forgive a footballing analogy. I am, for my sins, an Everton fan. I like to think that supporting the blues has taught me persistence and faith, if…

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On hiring marketers with difficult backgrounds & the value of curiosity

On hiring marketers with difficult backgrounds & the value of curiosity

Our backgrounds give us a unique perspective. And it's often a perspective that prevents us from understanding how others may perceive things. Consider, then, two separate candidates: Candidate A has…

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You’re just not ready yet (it’s OK)

You’re just not ready yet (it’s OK)

We have a tendency to focus on those transitional moments of our lives. Some of us even make companies out of those transitional moments. And yet most of our lives…

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On recruiting for agencies vs in-house roles

On recruiting for agencies vs in-house roles

If I had a penny for every time I've heard the phrase: I'd never go back in-house Or the phrase: I'd never go agency-side again... ... I'd be so rich…

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Why interviews are decided in the first 3 seconds, and why you only need a sip of the milk to know if the bottle is off…

Why interviews are decided in the first 3 seconds, and why you only need a sip of the milk to know if the bottle is off…

Those who have worked with me for any period of time, and by that, I mean more than five minutes, may have heard me use the following phrase: You only…

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Understanding Your Available Talent Pool of Digital Marketers with the benefit of fancy Venn Diagrams

Understanding Your Available Talent Pool of Digital Marketers with the benefit of fancy Venn Diagrams

I chose earlier this year to barge into the world of recruitment because after many years of running a digital marketing agency and in-house digital teams, I felt recruiters didn't…

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Ten Things Candidates Can Do To Stand Out From The Crowd

Ten Things Candidates Can Do To Stand Out From The Crowd

If you're here, you're probably a digital marketer. I mean, if you're not, or you don't want to be one, you're probably a bit lost but you're welcome anyway. And…

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How to listen

How to listen

I wrote last time about the importance of shutting up and letting candidates speak. Which is fine, so long as you know how to listen. I realised about ten years…

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The importance of shutting up

The importance of shutting up

I used to work with someone who could never understand why I'd let candidates talk at the start of interviews. He wanted to keep firing questions at them from a…

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