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Direct Recruitment - FAQ

1. What types of marketing roles does Direct Recruitment specialise in?

We specialise in the full range of marketing roles across the UK, across direct, digital, and integrated marketing and from entry level to C suite. Our expertise covers both agency and client-side roles, ensuring we cater to a diverse set of marketing career aspirations.

2. What types of marketing positions do you recruit for?

We recruit for a variety of marketing positions across the UK including:

  • Account Handling

  • Strategy & Planning

  • Campaign Management

  • Project Management

  • Digital, Social & Content

  • Data & CRM

  • Client-side Marketing roles

  • Business Development & Sales

  • PA, EA, HR, and Business Support

3. Do you only offer permanent marketing roles?

No, we offer both freelance, contract and permanent marketing roles to suit different career needs and lifestyles. You can take a look at our live marketing vacancies here:

4. What kinds of organisations do you work with?

We are the specialist recruitment partner for a variety of small, medium, and large organisations across the UK that are passionate about marketing and value their marketing employees as integral to their overall business strategy. We work for both marketing agencies and for brands.

5. Do you post all available marketing jobs on your website?

No, not all our marketing jobs are posted on our website. We recommend sending your CV to even if you don’t see a suitable job listed, as we may have opportunities that match your skills and experience.

6. How can I apply for a marketing job?

You can apply via the website for a role or send your CV via email to us A member of our team will review it and get in touch with you to discuss potential marketing opportunities across the UK.

7. What should I include in my CV when applying for marketing roles?

Your CV should highlight your relevant marketing experience, skills, and accomplishments. It’s also helpful to include any specific tools or platforms you are proficient with, particularly those relevant to digital and data-driven marketing roles.Check out our blog for tips:

8. What makes Direct Recruitment different from other recruitment agencies?

Direct Recruitment has been around for over 30 years, building up a strong relationship and understanding of the ever-changing marketing landscape. All our consultants are hugely experienced and have a background working in marketing. We focus on honesty, integrity, and finding the right match for both candidates and clients. Our approach ensures that we only recommend candidates who are aligned with the company’s values and needs.

9. How do you support candidates in their marketing job search?

We listen to candidates' career aspirations, prepare, and present them in the best possible way, and provide ongoing support and advice. We also maintain long-term relationships with our candidates, even if we can't help right now, we will stay in touch to help with future career moves.

10. Can I get in touch for career advice or a general chat about marketing roles?

Absolutely! Whether you're looking for a new marketing role, seeking advice, or just want to have a chat about your marketing career, we’d love to hear from you. Get in touch with us today

11. Who are some of the clients you work with?

Some of the clients we work with across the UK include top London agencies such as TMW, VCCP, Havas, Rapp, Innocean, CACI, T&Pm, Redwood BBDO, Transmission, HeyHuman and some great brands including Dukes Education, QVC, Club Med and many more. We are the trusted marketing recruitment partner for a wide variety of industries including FMCG, Automotive, Education, Entertainment, Media, Retail, Tech and many more.

12. How does your recruitment process work?
For Clients

We take the time to get to know our clients, their business, their culture, and the scope of the role. This allows us to ensure that we find the right person for each brief.

We like to visit our clients’ offices, it means that we can articulate the role with comprehensive knowledge of the team, environment and even the right directions to the office on interview day! We love exciting candidates about the roles we work on.

We have a great record of forming trusted partnerships with our clients and offer insights and guidance in the market, salaries and candidate acquisition and retention as well as finding top quality candidate to build their team.

Our consultants are all ex-marketers and instinctively know the right candidate and will send a shortlist of candidates that have the right skills, experience, and personality and most importantly that align with your brief.

We take the hard work out of the initial screening and when you meet the candidates from our shortlist, you are already one step ahead in your recruitment.

Even after successfully hiring a candidate, we are always there in the unlikely event that they are any wrinkles which need ironing out.

For Candidates

We take the time to get to know you and listen to your requirements and where you want to take your career next. We will then offer you roles that are relevant to you. Even if we don’t have anything relevant at the time, once you are registered with us, you will be the first to know when we get a new role that we hope will be your dream job.

We guide you through the interview process and make sure you know what to expect and what to prepare.

And once you have an offer, we help to negotiate the very best package for you.

13. What is the best way to stay updated with new marketing job openings?

The best way to stay updated is to regularly check our jobs page on the website, register here on the website and follow us on our social media channels. Katie - can you add links here? Additionally, sending your CV to us ensures that you are considered for roles that may not be advertised publicly.

14. Can you help with roles outside of marketing?

While our primary focus is on marketing roles, we also provide exceptional talent across HR and business support roles. If you are looking for positions in these areas or you're actively hiring, please get in touch.

Whether you're currently looking to hire exceptional marketing talent into your team, or you would like to start looking for your next marketing opportunity please feel free to contact our team directly. We look forward to hearing from you.

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