Are you unemployable?

“Networking can also give you a connection to a hiring manager or somebody at a company that puts you ahead of other applicants, says Matthew Grant of Aquent, a marketing staffing firm. With so many job seekers competing for the same position, you have an edge if you are referred by a friend or colleague of the hiring manager.”

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Designers on Demand at All Types of Agencies

“Susie Hall, a recruiter at Aquent, Los Angeles, added, "Back then, put 'HTML' on your resume and you got $60,000. That was all you needed. [Agencies] didn't know what makes a great Web designer. Today they absolutely know and the laundry list [of skills] is getting longer and longer.”

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No Promotion? Feel Like Quitting?

Didn't land the job? Didn't get that promotion? Yes, your ego is bruised, but try not to take the rejection too personally. After all, when 250 candidates are going after one job, 249 people are going to get snubbed. There are ways to bounce back – and maybe even find another job with the employer – even after hearing the dreaded, “We've decided to go with someone else …”

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The Recruiters' Lounge: Aquent rocks the casbah!

Recruiter, blogger, and podcaster Jim Stroud chats here with Susie Hall and Tim Donnelly of Aquent’s Los Angeles office. They lightheartedly discuss everything from their recent recognition by the Los Angeles Business Journal as a “Best Place To Work” to their rationale for celebrating “Rock-tober” with a month-long hold music tribute to classic rock. The Recruiters’ Lounge is a podcast of news, interviews and commentary on the recruiting industry.

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Marketing industry accused of being 'complacent' about staff

The shortage of skilled marketing and creative professionals is a global phenomenon. Stefan Ciecierski, Aquent’s European managing director, comments in this Marketing Week article about the need for well-planned talent retention strategies. Reactive approaches, he observes, are usually expensive and ineffective.

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Best Places to Work: Los Angeles

Aquent’s Los Angeles office was ranked number one in the “Small Companies Category” of the Los Angeles Business Journal’s list of “Best Places to Work in Los Angeles.”

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Why Clients Withhold Ad Spending Online

Aquent Consulting’s Peggy Mitchell-King comments in this Adweek article about why many marketers remain reluctant to increase their online media spending.

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