Staff Social – We saved the World!

Here at Media Contacts we don’t just work hard, we play hard too!

Last week we had a staff social – always an exciting event – and this time, we had to save the world at Escape Rooms UK! There was no prize for Rayhana’s winning team, except the knowledge that the world is safe, at least until the next staff social!

Media Contacts is a very close-knit team of industry professionals – now, we are a team of official escape room professionals! Want to join our squad of consultants, for work and fun? We are always on the hunt for the right person to join us – send your CV to [email protected] and we’ll have a look!

Want to have your very own escape room challenge? Go to http://www.escaperooms.co.uk/ for your very own adventure – we’ll certainly be back!

Why Media Recruitment Could Be Your Perfect Career?

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Media recruitment is a fantastic career choice for talented graduates. We find out more and see the benefits of working in this great industry.

 

If you are a graduate looking for a challenging and rewarding role, then media recruitment could be the career choice for you. This fast-paced career offers a host of benefits for the right people.

 

The Benefits of Working in Media Recruitment

 

One of the most appealing aspects of working in this industry for ambitious people is the ability to make money, especially with healthy commissions. If you are prepared to work hard, put in the hours, learn the trade and strive to be the best, you will see the rewards coming in. Sustainable, long-term and very lucrative careers can await the best recruiters, and those that have an affinity for sales jobs, relationship management and good service tend to find that media recruitment suits them extremely well.

 

Another key benefit involves the perks – if you love wining and dining, entertaining and socialising with business people, then you may well find that you get to do this with both colleagues and key clients, especially if you end up working in executive search or on high-value accounts.

 

The work is also fun and sociable, and the teams who work in recruitment tend to be energetic, fun and friendly, which is a huge perk for other like-minded individuals. Recruitment offices can be pressured, but they are very often fun and engaging as well and filled with energy and buzz. If you want to experience adrenaline at work and meet bright, enthusiastic and go-getting people in your career, then recruitment could be a great choice for you.

 

The Skills You’ll Need

 

Recruitment is essentially a sales and relationship business. This means that you need to learn the basics of selling and the art of listening, negotiating, understanding, delivering and closing deals. Delivery is key – you must be committed to ensuring you give the client what he or she needs. You need to be dynamic and go-getting – this isn’t a job for introverts or wallflowers. And you also need to be prepared to really put in the work. This means embracing things such as cold-calling, which a lot of newer recruiters try to avoid in favour of LinkedIn and social sites. Stick to what you learn from experienced recruiters, though – networking in business, hard graft and skills development – and you will find that you thrive.

 

Contact us if you need more information.

What skills do Media Recruitment Agencies look for in Web Developers?

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If you are looking for a role as a web developer, then what qualities will media recruitment agencies be looking for in you? Read on to find out more.

If you are looking for a job as a web developer, and would like the help from media recruitment agencies, then there are a number of skills and qualities you should make sure you possess. A set of skills and qualities are helpful for your role as web developer, therefore media recruitment agencies will be on the lookout for candidates who have them.

  • Relevant degree/ academic qualifications: First of all, having a foundation degree, HND or degree in an IT related subject will be a considerable help if you are looking for a role as a web developer. Such qualifications in areas such as programming, information technology and multimedia design show that you have extensive relevant skills, and are committed to the area.

 

  • Create a portfolio highlighting your skills and achievements with example: If you do not have a relevant further education qualification, then the best thing you can do is to create a portfolio of relevant work, such as a functioning website. This again can show that you have relevant skills necessary such as experience in web development/design, web content management, computer programming, coding and experience using content management systems. Even if you do have a relevant qualification, having a portfolio of relevant work is a great way of showing off your skills, and showing media recruitment agencies that you are keen and committed.

 

  • Internship/ work-experience: Another way to show that you are committed to the role and have the relevant skills is to get some work experience in a similar role. Whether you have a degree or not, many media recruitment agencies and employers will want to see that you can apply your skills in a real-life setting, and work well in a work environment as opposed to a strictly academic environment.

 

Other ‘soft skills’ that media recruitment agencies and employers will be looking for include creativity, attention to detail, the ability to follow instructions exactly, the ability to work to strict deadlines, the ability to work well in both a team and alone and strong communication skills. These skills can be more difficult to demonstrate to media recruitment agencies or potential employers, but relevant work experience and participation in relevant extra-curricular activities can be a great way of showing them. Even membership of seemingly unrelated clubs such as sports clubs can be helpful as it show skills such as teamwork and communication, and shows your ability to commit.

 

If you would like more information, or would like help from media recruitment agencies in starting your career as a web developer, then talk to our experienced digital consultants at Media Contacts today!

 

Happy Halloween!!

 

We’re being charitable today here at Media Contacts by dressing up and paying for the privilege… it’s been great fun and here are some photos! Thanks a lot for your support, please continue voting to help us selecting a charity and we will announce the result on Monday.

Please help us out by voting here: http://lnkd.in/djVwhxd

 

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Rayhana and Maria

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Maria and Eddie

 

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Eddie

 

Maria, Chiara and Rayhana

 

Rupert and Julia

 

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Julia and Tallie