Ten months ago, after years of working in marketing agencies, I decided to try my hand at recruiting for the industry as a different way of using my account management skills and my network of contacts.
Coming to VMA Group was an easy choice, given their reputation in the industry as the leading recruitment and professional development partner for the communications sector. The fact that the majority of consultants are ex-industry gives them an enviable edge over the competition. Clients and candidates know that when they come to VMA they are dealing with experienced professionals, who have a long-term approach and are able to advise and share insight on what is happening in the sector.
My brief was to build the marketing communications practice in response to demand from clients and candidates alike. In the short time I’ve been here we have built up an impressive network of marketing communications professionals and have placed candidates in organisations as varied as eBay and the Institute of Chartered Accountants!
At the recent Marketing Communications Networking Breakfast we were honoured to have senior presence from the likes of EY, Macmillan Cancer Support, Direct Line Group and RBS – a testament to the strength of VMA Group’s standing among marketing communications professionals. The External and Marketing Communications practice, led by Lucinda Moores, has earned recognition for its knowledgeable and tenacious approach and the practice looks set to continue to grow as positivity in the market continues to build.
This week, I will be leaving VMA Group to return to a marketing role as the yearning to exercise my creativity has grown stronger and stronger and a sufficiently challenging opportunity has now come along. My experience here is something I’ll always cherish and I’ll be proud to recommend VMA in future to potential candidates, clients or anyone considering a move into recruitment within the communications sector. Now, having been on ‘the other side’, I’m pleased to say that my perception of recruitment has changed and that’s due to the professionalism, experience and skills of those I’ve been privileged to work with at VMA.
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