Women in Leadership Interview, in association with IWD 2018 – Cindy Murphy, Finance Director at Porter Novelli

Annette WadsworthCareer Advice, Finance Industry Insight, Interview Advice, IWD 2018, Management Advice0 Comments

Cindy grew up and was educated in Johannesburg, moving to the UK 10 years ago. She has a finance career spanning 16 years and is now Finance Director for Porter Novelli, part of the Omnicom Group. On her career: Her first role in finance was in South Africa and she feels lucky as her first boss proved to be one … Read More

Women in Leadership Interview, in association with IWD 2018 – Tini Sevak, Global Director of Data Application at YouGov

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Tini has come a long way geographically, professionally and personally. Born in the U.S, her career started at Mindshare New York after completing a Masters in Economics. Her experience of leadership began much earlier while studying at Boston University Questrom School of Business which prides itself on producing ‘innovative and ethical leaders who understand the impact of business on society … Read More

Women in Leadership Interview, in association with IWD 2018 – Deepa Shah, CFO for Europe & Singapore at Hall & Partners

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Deepa is Chief Financial Officer for Europe & Singapore at Hall & Partners (a subsidiary of Omnicom Group Inc.). This wasn’t where she expected her career to go when she joined them in 1999 as an Office Junior, a role she thought she would “give six months”. Deepa surprised herself a few months into life with Hall & Partners, with … Read More

Women in Leadership Interview, in partnership with IWD 2018 – Elizabeth Hunter, CFO at You & Mr Jones

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Elizabeth’s advice is to buck the trend and that is certainly what she has done! She is a great example of a modern day family member and she isn’t afraid to be honest. When interviewing at You & Mr Jones she was transparent about hopes to start a family and believed if they wanted a long-term investment, maternity leave would … Read More

Women in Leadership series, in partnership with IWD 2018 | Lily McCann – Head of Data & Technology at Wavemaker

Georgina DanielsCareer Advice, Data, IWD 2018, Workplace0 Comments

Originally from Russia, she moved to New Zealand at 18 and after graduating in Business Information/Business Systems she joined Telecom New Zealand – starting as a Database Development Analyst, within 3 years she had been promoted to a management position. Since relocating to London in her 20’s, she has built a successful career around data and tech within marketing services. … Read More

Answering the 3 Most Difficult Interview Questions

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Let’s be honest, interviews are a nerve wracking experience. Even the most experienced interviewees can find them an unnerving prospect. Why? Well no matter how good your interview prep, one well worded question can throw you completely off your game, to the point where you feel about 10cm tall! So what can you do to maximise your chances and minimise … Read More

How do CEOs Manage A Creative Business?

Simon SamuelCareer Advice, Management Advice0 Comments

The CEOs of creatively-led companies have a series of fairly unique challenges. Creativity cannot be bottled on a production line; it has to be coaxed from people’s imaginations. Creative employees generally work best under their own steam, but if provided with the right conditions, teamwork can still produce spectacular results.  Given the intangible nature of “results” in this area, creatives … Read More

Everything you need to know about being a Data Scientist

Charlie BiddleCareer Advice, Data0 Comments

“Data Scientist” is a role that has actually existed since 2008, but has become one of 2017’s hottest buzzwords – no surprise as it’s estimated that the amount of usable global data doubles every four years. Britain alone is expected to create an average of 56,000 big data jobs a year until 2020. It’s recently been described as “the sexiest … Read More

5 common CV mistakes and how to counter them

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We’ve discussed in the past what a Finance Recruiter will look for in your CV. In such a fiercely competitive market it’s paramount that your CV makes an impact that truly reflects your ability a potential employer may be sifting through hundred of CVS and you need to be sure that they dedicate time to yours  to judge if you … Read More

Getting through your phone interview

Robbie AshtonCareer Advice, Interview Advice0 Comments

Phone interviews have become a normal part of the job hunting process as more and more companies use it as a screening process before deciding to dedicate the time and resources to bringing you in for a meeting. They can be daunting, in essence becoming a shorter window in which you’re still expected to sell yourself as you would in … Read More