13 August 2010 03:23 PM

Graduate Jobs In Advertising...

You want a job in Advertising. Excellent choice.

You want to meet companies on campus to discuss your options. Ah.

Lots of Industries are really well represented on campus. Like banking, law and consulting. But if you're interested in the creative industries you're in trouble.

The Oxford Advertising Society got started for this very reason, as its president explains: if you want a career which doesn't involve wearing a suit then you're going to struggle to find information on campus.

A big hurdle for students is that it's actually very hard to establish which companies exist that can offer them a job. Few are household names, in fact most of them don't have names but funny acronyms. And if they're not on campus it's pretty much impossible to establish where to apply.

To help you all out, here's a starting list. Lots of Ad agencies who recruit grads, information resources for the industry and some marketing and advertising specific job boards. Aren't we lovely!

Happy hunting... 

P.S. To research your options don't forget our graduate jobs in advertising section.

www.brandrepublic.com

www.ipa.co.uk

www.agencyrepublic.com

www.amvbbdo.com

www.bartleboglehegarty.com

www.bmbagency.com

www.brothersandsisters.co.uk

www.chiandpartners.com

www.circuslondon.com

www.daredigital.com

www.ddblondon.com

www.dlkw.co.uk

www.eurorscg.com

www.fallon.co.uk

www.freud.com

www.gluelondon.com

www.grey.co.uk

www.hmdg.com

www.hurrellanddawson.com

www.irisnation.com

www.jwt.com

www.krowcommunications.com

www.leagasdelaney.com

www.leoburnett.com

www.loweworldwide.com

www.loweuk.com

www.mcbd.co.uk

www.mccann.co.uk

www.mcsaatchi.com

www.motherlondon.com

www.ogilvy.co.uk

www.piperprivateequity.com

www.rkcryr.com

www.saatchi.co.uk

www.stlukes.co.uk

www.tbwa.com

www.theredbrickroad.co.uk

www.vccp.com

www.wcrs.com

www.wklondon.com


26 October 2009 09:56 AM

Graduate Jobs and Schemes in Advertising

 

If you're looking to break into advertising the chaps at AdGrads have done a sterling job pulling all of the agencies accepting applications into a simple list.

Check out their blog and good luck with the applications! Remember, advertising applications are pretty different to your bog standard competency based form. Try and be original and interesting. Agencies want people with spark - if you're too earnest you're probably going to be sidelined for someone who looks more interesting. Try and corner your mates for a brain storm about different ways to approach things. After all that's how most agencies start with a client brief.

For more information on advertising check out our vids:

Advertising Overview

Key Skills for Advertising

Top Tips for Advertising


24 August 2009 09:30 AM

Graduate Jobs and Diagonal Thinking...

We love psychometric tests. Not the rubbish ones you take at school which set you up for a career in fish hatchery management. And not the ridiculous ones you get in magazines. But proper, validated and relevant tests which really help act as a weather vein - narrowing down your career options and setting you off in the right direction.

We're currently finishing-up our own fully validated psychometrics zone on CareerPlayer, which will offer something completely new to the market. It's v. exciting and we can't wait to get it up and running.

In the meantime - here's a great concept for anyone interested in graduate jobs or careers in the creative industries. During our filming in these sectors one thing that became clear was that a really key skill was left brain / right brain thinking. And it turns out this isn't just a hypothesis - it has a proper name and it's called diagonal thinking.

Diagonal thinking is the ability of successful people in advertising and marketing communications to think outstandingly well in both linear/inductive and lateral/creative ways. In 2003 the IPA set out to establish whether the most successful people in the industry had this trait and after testing 5 discipline cohorts concluded that there was indeed a strong statistical link. To find our more about the research visit the IPA site.

So. What are the top brains in commercial creativity like? According to the IPA "They're innovative, can explain concepts in both rational and emotional terms, have a broad range of interests and a passion for execution. They can be highly logical, but link ideas hitherto seen as remote from each other; they want to do work that is creative, but also for it to have a practical impact." Is that you reader? Why not take the test and find out...

If you want to get a better feel for what the creative industries are like check out our films on:

Graduate Jobs in Advertising

Graduate Jobs in Marketing

Graduate Jobs in Media Planning

Or if you just want to know your perfect celeb hairstyle - here you go!


29 May 2009 10:00 AM

How to Turn Failure into Success

Here's a great little presentation we found on Ad Grads from a guy called Sam Ismail. He thought of a brilliant solution to the Saatchi & Saatchi graduate application form - unfortunately it ended-up getting him into trouble with the very company he was trying to impress! Turned out to be the best thing that could have happened though and it's great example of snatching success from the jaws of defeat (and how original thinking can really cut through). Looks like Saatchi's now use his presentation to promote their company on the Milkround so don't get too down over rejections - you'll probably end-up as the client of the company that rejected you, or as we hear so often, end-up as one of their senior managers!

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