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How to Talk About a Short Job Stint in Interviews

What a world it would be if we could all strut into interviews feeling completely confident and qualified. But, if you’ve ever job hunted before, you know this typically isn’t the way things work. Instead, there’s usually at least one pesky, negative thought that keeps echoing around in your brain, causing you to feel as if you aren’t quite good … Continued

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The Martin Agency’s managing director Olivia Browne to replace Natalie Graeme at Grey London

Grey London has poached The Martin Agency’s managing director Olivia Browne to replace Natalie Graeme at the WPP agency. Browne fills the final spot on the creative agency’s executive management team, following Graeme’s departure last year alongside chairman and chief creative officer Nils Leonard and chief executive Lucy Jameson. Having joined The Martin Agency in April 2016 as its first … Continued

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Claire Cootes promoted to MD at Lida

Lida has promoted managing partner Claire Cootes to managing director of its London agency, replacing Jonathan Goodman who has been appointed founding partner of Lida New York. In her new role Cootes will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the agency and report to chief executive Victoria Fox. She will drive the agency’s culture and its expanded offering for … Continued

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Havas Group appoints Peter Mears as chief operating officer of media business

Havas Group named Peter Mears as chief operating officer for Havas’ network of media agencies. Mears will oversee operations and strategy of all Havas media units. Mears will also work closely with Yannick Bolloré, chief executive Of Havas Group, to further promote integration. On the heels of the company’s recent merging of its creative and media divisions into one client-centric model, … Continued

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Spring Clean Your CV

Spring has well and truly sprung here at Simply360! We’re loving the lighter evenings and slightly warmer days. Of course, it wouldn’t be spring without a good old spring clean – here are our top tips for keeping your CV fresh! Cut the Clutter. If you listed every job you’ve ever had—including that three-month stint as a barista in college … Continued

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BBH promotes Karen Martin to deputy MD

BBH London has promoted Karen Martin to Deputy Managing Director. She will work with Managing Director Adam Arnold sharing operational management tasks within the agency. Martin joined BBH in April 2016 after 14 years in Australia. She has spent the last year working on the agency’s Tesco account, which she will continue to oversee alongside her new management responsibilities. Her … Continued

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Creston Group CEO Barrie Brien Steps Down

After 12 years of growing Creston and subsidiary Unlimited Group holding company, Group CEO Barrie Brien is stepping down. The move follows the firm’s sale to DBAY Advisors last year for and estimated $95 million. Creston sold to DBay Advisors in 2016 for £75.8m and then became a private company. Brien will assist in an “orderly transition” until the end … Continued

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Over a third of people have job applications turned DOWN because of their social media profiles.

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn posts are often checked by employers prior to interviews. According to a recent study, 36 per cent of prospective job candidates have their applications rejected after their social profiles are checked by employers.  In addition, over half (56 per cent) of recruiters admitted that an applicant’s online reputation has an influence over whether they are … Continued

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Fergus Hay has been appointed as CEO and partner at Leagas Delaney

Leagas Delaney has appointed Ogilvy Asia-Pacific’s Fergus Hay as its chief executive and partner. Hay was most recently based in Singapore as Social@Ogilvy’s managing director for Asia-Pacific and managing director of global brand management for Ogilvy Asia-Pacific. Hay has been tasked with leading Leagas Delaney alongside the agency’s chairman and co-founder Tim Delaney and help ‘transform’ the business, updating it … Continued

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PHD Promotes Verica Djurdjevic to UK CEO

PHD has announced the promotion of Verica Djurdjevic from managing director to CEO of its UK offices. Verica will take up the position in April, succeeding Daren Rubins, who is joining executive search and consultancy firm The Lighthouse Company as CEO. Verica joined PHD in 2009 from MEC and was promoted to managing director in 2013. In her time at … Continued

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