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FrIEND
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13672 posts since 27/11/03

23 Feb 2012 18:40
Laughing out loud
JaiRo
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1135 posts since 28/11/06

28 Feb 2012 09:41
Hey guys, can you recommend me an agency that deals specifically with temp work in London (or has a really good temps dept) please?

Looking for some temp work unil Sept.
Bails78
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733 posts since 6/1/08

9 Mar 2012 09:15
Hey does any one know where I can get some practice McQuaig tests examples, Occupational, numeracy, Financial and Non-Verbal reasoning. Got an assessment coming up and just trying to get some much needed practice.
EDW
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2581 posts since 23/2/10

14 Mar 2012 15:12
Got an interview for a graduate position on Monday, was turned down from one last week due to not having enough team working skills/examples amongst other things.

What are some shit hot team working examples that I could use/elaborate upon to build a stronger argument for being a team player?

help me out FUK
timmbo
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3475 posts since 9/2/10

14 Mar 2012 15:18
any team sport? playing rugby at a decent level used to go down well when i used to use that as an example.
tical
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110 posts since 2/2/12

14 Mar 2012 15:28
What was your last job EDW? Just say something along the lines of how you were set up into a team to implement or evaluate something related to it and that you managed to finish it before schedule. You could even say you were chosen from a number of people because your boss thought your skills were suited well to working in a team.
EDW
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2581 posts since 23/2/10

14 Mar 2012 15:33
No sports teams for me Timmbo, never been interested in that aspect of uni, perhaps on reflection i should have got involved in something like that for this sole purpose.

Thanks for that idea tical, Its for a commercial/quantity surveying position within a national oil and gas supply company. I have relevant experience working for a main building contractor so I think it will be a case of revisiting my experience there and trying to work out some good examples I could use.

Olraks
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930 posts since 4/2/05

14 Mar 2012 15:58
Anyone got any advice been trying to get into a digital design agency for almost a year and still had no luck. Had the usual internships here and there but still no joy. I know to a certain extent of the usual Coding stuff HTML, CSS and currently learning HTML5.
Ju
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1268 posts since 5/9/09

14 Mar 2012 16:03
EDW, don't know if they want just plain examples or actual stories, but maybe just make up some answers to the usual competency questions about team work, like a time when you had a team member who was a cunt, or when someone disagreed with you etc.
carlos
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973 posts since 20/1/08

14 Mar 2012 20:25
Olraks wrote: Anyone got any advice been trying to get into a digital design agency for almost a year

Don't go for advertised positions, initiate contact with the creative director and ask to go in on a placement. They'll pay basic, if you're lucky, but it's a good chance to get in there. Then, after 2,3,4 weeks, or however long they keep you on for, do another. Before you know it you've got 3/4 shit hot digi agencies on your cv and will look 1000000000x more employable.
Astro_Boy
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887 posts since 16/1/12

15 Mar 2012 18:01
Does anyone here or has working in Marketing or know much about it? Im a feww months a way from starting business and marketing at university and am considering changing to business managment although im fairly sure im happy with Marketing. Was just wondereing what if any peoples expirences of working in this field are like? Rewarding, fun?
Olraks
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930 posts since 4/2/05

15 Mar 2012 18:39
carlos wrote:
Olraks wrote: Anyone got any advice been trying to get into a digital design agency for almost a year

Don't go for advertised positions, initiate contact with the creative director and ask to go in on a placement. They'll pay basic, if you're lucky, but it's a good chance to get in there. Then, after 2,3,4 weeks, or however long they keep you on for, do another. Before you know it you've got 3/4 shit hot digi agencies on your cv and will look 1000000000x more employable.

I've been doing that as welli got so far two decent placements in my belt. Also into the process of rebuilding my site in HTML5 and CSS3. Long bloody process. Im ideally looking for designer/ developer roles in a entry level position but everyone seems to expect you have to be mid-senior level when you get into the company. Cry

Sorry to be a noob when it comes to cover letter do you keep it formal or depends where you applying?
electrolux
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672 posts since 6/11/08

20 Mar 2012 13:48
Anyone do/ has done conference producing? Got an interview for a junior position next week and wondered if any one had any help or tips for the interview.
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

21 Mar 2012 11:58
go to the gym before you go and make sure you eat healthily.
Burt
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6145 posts since 3/1/10

21 Mar 2012 13:48
Laughing out loud here we go…
carlos
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973 posts since 20/1/08

21 Mar 2012 15:06
Olraks wrote:
carlos wrote:
Olraks wrote: Anyone got any advice been trying to get into a digital design agency for almost a year

Don't go for advertised positions, initiate contact with the creative director and ask to go in on a placement. They'll pay basic, if you're lucky, but it's a good chance to get in there. Then, after 2,3,4 weeks, or however long they keep you on for, do another. Before you know it you've got 3/4 shit hot digi agencies on your cv and will look 1000000000x more employable.

I've been doing that as welli got so far two decent placements in my belt. Also into the process of rebuilding my site in HTML5 and CSS3. Long bloody process. Im ideally looking for designer/ developer roles in a entry level position but everyone seems to expect you have to be mid-senior level when you get into the company. Cry

Sorry to be a noob when it comes to cover letter do you keep it formal or depends where you applying?


Tailor the cover letter/CV to the place you're applying. If it's a creative digital agency specialising in Social Media, tailor it like a Twitter feed etc…

PM me a link to your 'folio and i'll take a look. See if I can offer any more help Smiling

sofasogud
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5198 posts since 13/3/03

21 Mar 2012 22:01
timmbo wrote: any team sport? playing rugby at a decent level used to go down well when i used to use that as an example.


I sometimes think employers live on another planet.
stelfox
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8488 posts since 11/3/09

21 Mar 2012 22:04
why would you want someone who all they've done is study for individual exams through school and 3-4 years of uni? team sports are an easy thing to fall back on but in the absence of any decent teamwork to speak of it's something

i agree it's lazy though
rural
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17805 posts since 26/9/06

21 Mar 2012 22:08
I have no problem with team sports being used as an example of team work it's just the 'Rugby Old Boys Network' thing which pisses me off. No other sport has the same effect on employers.
sofasogud
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5198 posts since 13/3/03

21 Mar 2012 22:19
Astro_Boy wrote: Does anyone here or has working in Marketing or know much about it? Im a feww months a way from starting business and marketing at university and am considering changing to business managment although im fairly sure im happy with Marketing. Was just wondereing what if any peoples expirences of working in this field are like? Rewarding, fun?


You will probably need to study professional exams such as CIM Diploma after uni if you want to progress. Employers often advertise looking specifically for CIM.

Get some other skills such as HTML and Photoshop - it's all digital these days.