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Artificial intelligence survey – a recruitment reality check on AI

Everyone may be talking about artificial intelligence (AI) but its adoption is being held back, not because of lack of technology but, in part, because of a shortage of data science skills. This is according to a survey of 100 …
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Learn customer journey mapping – workshops now available

Firehead is now offering workshops in customer journey mapping (CJM) – a very useful skill for content professionals to add to their content toolkit as it helps brands understand how the user experiences and interacts with their content across multiple …
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Will robots replace human jobs (and how do you deal with that)?

The Future of Work is a particularly hot topic at the moment. It seems as if everyone, from governments to big brands, is producing a report on how automation, digitisation and other technological advances will affect our future workplaces, talent …
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Content strategy jobs survey results part 4 – what skills/experience boost pay levels?

Aka: ‘10 ways for content strategists to get a pay rise’. How much hirers are paying for both freelance and salaried content strategy jobs was the topic of our first survey results post on pay. Now we review our Content …
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A war for (your) talent is coming – how can you stand out?

Digital communicators of the world: I have some really good news for you. Economic forecasts abound with predictions of another ‘war for talent’ coming soon to a computer near you. (For the best and brightest, of course, but hey, we …
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Europe in crisis but digital jobs remain a bright spot

I’m so tired of all of the depressing economic news. I think we all are. It’s not easy to spend a busy day at work only to come home to news about how the economy is going to hell in …
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Which digital skills are in demand in 2012 (and which are hardest to recruit for)?

Just before Christmas, an Econsultancy survey identified a lack of staff with suitable digital skills as one of the key barriers to business growth. According to respondents, the top three most difficult skill areas to recruit for were: Web analytics …
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What do employers want? We survey 30 content strategy job adverts to find out…

What do the people hiring content strategists want from their ideal job candidate? Are certain degrees or backgrounds more desirable to them? What do employers see as the tasks and the skills of content strategy? And, finally, what kind of …
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Six common CV mistakes that will land you in the round file

Today I am going to rant. While it’s not my nature to focus on the negative, as a recruiter I often ponder the state of CVs I see, often from some pretty fancy people. It just makes me wonder WHY? …
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