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Omnicom Group has announced that 48% of its UK senior management team is made up of women.

Omnicom has released figures today that shows 48% of its UK senior management team is made up of women, to coincide with International Women’s Day and with its third annual Omniwomen UK Leadership Summit, a training day designed to increase the influence and number of female leaders across the network. This is up on the UK industry’s average of 30.2% … Continued

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Mindshare appoints Joanna Lyall to new MD role

Mindshare has bolstered its senior team with the appointment of Joanna Lyall to newly created role of UK managing director and Richard Kelly to head of exchange. Lyall was previously chief commercial officer for Mindshare and joined the agency in 1998. She is credited with tailoring how Mindshare connects and communicates with its clients and is also one of the … Continued

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WPP enjoys record year courtesy of the pound’s depreciation and acquisitions

WPP has brushed aside Brexit fears by having a record year at a time when other agency groups have struggled, with net profit skyrocketing 20.6% to £1.5bn. Most recently, WPP-owned M/SIX won the £100m Sainsbury’s media account off PHD. While this doesn’t impact the group’s 2016 results, it further underscores the group’s winning strategy. Not all is rosy in the … Continued

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5 Reasons you didn’t get the job after a great interview

Interviews are a minefield. It’s difficult to tell, if it went well or badly, if the interviewer has a great poker face or they really don’t like you. Here are some reasons that you might have been rejected for the job, despite (what you thought was) a great interview. Law of numbers You need to consider that for every vacancy … Continued

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Job Interviews – Five common mistakes that could cost you the job

Job interviews, we’ve all been to them, you win some, you lose some. But could altering a few things mean you win more? Let’s consider some of the crucial things that you could overlook that have the potential to drop you down the rankings into second place.   1.Timekeeping Timekeeping is an age old gripe of employers. Being on time … Continued

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When is it time to leave?

It’s always a hard decision to make: if/when to move on from your job. There are several factors to consider when making this critical decision. In this article I’ll discuss some of the important things to evaluate before taking the plunge.       What do you like about your current job/company?   Almost like a list of pros and cons, … Continued

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Brexit to have ‘positive impact’ on accountancy profession

Members of Parliament believe accountants will be increasingly in demand during the Brexit process, according to a new study commissioned by AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). The study has revealed that almost half of MPs (47%) believe that Brexit will have a positive impact on the accountancy profession, because accountants can advise … Continued

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BBDO’s Joe Braithwaite moves to Proximity

Following on from the promotion of Gabrielle Ludzker to CEO, Proximity London has hired Joe Braithwaite, current General Manager of BBDO Singapore, as its new MD. Joe will take up the role in April and will be responsible for driving dynamic agency growth, through an unwavering focus on delivering outstanding, innovative and brave work for Proximity’s enviable roster of clients. … Continued

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Writing your CV

Everyone has one, but is it any good? In this article I’ll discuss how to build and put together a strong CV. First thing’s first, the Essentials Some things are essential to a CV. If you’re missing these, there’s a serious problem. Name: this should be your name (first & last) at the top, after all this document is all … Continued

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Qualifying as an Accountant

Qualifying as an accountant is a big deal, whether you’re going down the ACCA, CIMA or even AAT, there are factors to consider when working towards completing.   Exemptions from University degree Completing a finance based degree is a great step towards becoming an accountant, as a result of your degree you may be eligible for exemptions from certain ACCA … Continued

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