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andymakesglasses
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20167 posts since 26/1/06

22 Jul 2015 10:06
TrendWatching are hiring for their London office:

Digital Communications Designer

PHP / Wordpress Developer

Junior Content Designer

Client Services Intern (Paid!)

TrendWatching wrote: These are fast-paced and demanding opportunities for highly motivated, ambitious and talented individuals who love what we do, want to help us do it bigger and better, and are eager to join our dynamic and diverse team!

If this is you then please do get in touch. Or, if you know someone who could be our ideal match, then we’d be eternally grateful if you could pass this message on.

Thanks in advance.

Henry Mason
TrendWatching
Managing Director
Razorlight123
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4375 posts since 13/1/10

posted 6 Aug 2015 09:29, edited 6 Aug 2015 09:29
[Done]
figurine
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5664 posts since 14/5/07

8 Oct 2015 18:34
I'm applying for a job. There are 4 essential criteria which I meet and 6 desirable criteria which I don't meet. The application form has 3 pages dedicated for examples to prove I meet the criteria. Some are in reference to knowledge, others mention proven experience. Should I try and fill them in by regurgitating stuff I've read from Google or just leave blank?
Dee
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11131 posts since 22/11/07

8 Oct 2015 18:53
What's the job?
illwill
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3533 posts since 17/5/04

posted 8 Oct 2015 19:09, edited 8 Oct 2015 19:09
Any good interviewer will be able to tell immediately if you're blagging it so I wouldn't lie.

No one ever meets all the desired criteria. They just use that as the reason why they can't pay you top whack if they offer you the job.
figurine
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5664 posts since 14/5/07

posted 9 Oct 2015 06:42, edited 9 Oct 2015 06:42
The 4 essential are all about analytical abilities and the desirable are all 'please provide an example which demonstrates your knowledge of something to do with x'. I'm thinking that although I don't have relevant examples if I put something down it will at least show that I've read up about the background of the company and the market at least?
Crackajack
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7057 posts since 21/4/05

9 Oct 2015 06:57
What a stupid question Laughing out loud
figurine
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5664 posts since 14/5/07

9 Oct 2015 07:42
Laughing out loudOops Does that mean I should just stick something down?
Crackajack
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7057 posts since 21/4/05

9 Oct 2015 09:42
Always put something, depending on their system you are likely to be getting points to decide an interview. Don't bullshit as they can ask you about it later but include anything that could gain a point. Knowledge of the sector, company, world events, changes to legislation etc etc
figurine
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5664 posts since 14/5/07

9 Oct 2015 11:07
Cheers, that's what I sort of thought anyway
shralp-lad
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880 posts since 21/4/11

9 Oct 2015 11:32
engineering graduate going into finance, anyone here done this and enjoyed it?
illwill
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3533 posts since 17/5/04

9 Oct 2015 12:07
Fuck that. Being an engineer will be much more rewarding and can be just as lucrative.

Financial services have already robbed too many of the UK's best minds.

I'm gutted that I never did engineering.
shralp-lad
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880 posts since 21/4/11

9 Oct 2015 12:34
Are you someone whose done this? With a few exceptions, the difference in starting salary is fairly appealing.
harris
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257 posts since 29/1/08

posted 18 Oct 2015 20:33, edited 18 Oct 2015 20:33
Been offered an Engineering grad role in London but I think the salary they're offering me is on the mid-lower end of the market for similar roles plus there's a signing on bonus but it has to paid back if I leave within 3 years which makes it a bit pointless (since the contract is only 2 years??). Not sure if this is a HR mistake or what.

They seem pretty keen to employ me so I am thinking of asking for the higher basic and changing the bonus to be kept after 12 months. I think this would bring it in line with what other similar grad schemes are offering albeit the higher end. I think they are open to negotiating on this because they took so long to make the offer but just wondering if anyone has any thoughts/advice as not really done this before? Thanks
edlo
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590 posts since 13/9/14

18 Oct 2015 20:49
illwill wrote: Fuck that. Being an engineer will be much more rewarding and can be just as lucrative.

Financial services have already robbed too many of the UK's best minds.

I'm gutted that I never did engineering.

they pay engineers fuck all in england
harris
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257 posts since 29/1/08

posted 18 Oct 2015 21:48, edited 18 Oct 2015 21:48
edit: quoted my old post by mistake.
Ocin
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1232 posts since 4/6/04

19 Oct 2015 19:17
Starting a new marketing manager role at a big company. Dress code is smart casual: Trousers, shoes, shirt, no tie. Having spent the best part of 3 years at a place with a very casual dress code I need a new wardrobe. What should my basic wardrobe consist of to get me through client meetings/office days?
jogon321
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611 posts since 13/4/12

19 Oct 2015 19:52
Trousers, shoes and shirts maybe
biglforlife
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2096 posts since 23/9/06

19 Oct 2015 20:05
One pair of navy trousers
One pair of grey trousers
4 shirts; mix of blue, grey and white
One pair of black leather shoes
One pair of black leather boots
A tailored jacket of your choice

Supplement with a coat and knitwear depending on seasonality.
blackham
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1697 posts since 17/7/13

20 Oct 2015 08:18
shralp-lad wrote: engineering graduate going into finance, anyone here done this and enjoyed it?

i graduated this year and have gone into the technology finance sector. I was a bit weary on what life would be like, a bit too corporate for my liking, but so far it's been pretty good, a lot more relaxed than I though it was going to be. Now and then you'll have to stay late to get stuff done, but that's expected at every job. Most of the people are decent, although you do get some full on oxbridge wanker bankers grads now and then.