Business & Retail
Running a successful business requires many different skills depending on the type of business and the function you are in. Core business functions include:
Operations (Production, Transport and Logistics, Administration)
Marketing (advertising, digital media, public relations, events)
Research & Development
For information on careers in Finance please go to the Banking and Finance page; scroll down this page for links to careers in other functions.
www.instam.org - the Institute of Administrative Management
www.ims-productivity.com - the Institute of Management Services
www.mca.org.uk - the Management Consutancies Association
www.ipa.co.uk - the Institute for Practitioners in Advertising website has details about careers in advertising plus lots of other useful resources
- the Advertising Association website represents agencies, brands and media
www.cim.co.uk - the Chartered Institute of Marketing represents people working in marketing
www.dandad.org - the Advertising and Design Association
www.retailchoice.com - lots of information about the world of retail, careers, advice for writing CVs etc
www.theidm.com - the Institute of Direct Marketing website is fully of useful information about the industry, including details of their summer school where you can find out more about careers
www.mrs.org.uk - the Market Research Society website includes career information and internship opportunities in the resources section
www.acareerinretail.co.uk - lots of advice about retail careers, including a CV builder
www.aeo.org.uk - the Association of Exhibition Organisers site links to 3 key event management organisations: the AEO (Association of Event Organisers), AEV (Association of Event Venues), ESSA (Event Supplier and Services Association)
www.campaignlive.co.uk - the online magazine for information on exhibitions and live events.
www.kent.ac.uk/careers/workin/eventsman.htm - this webpage from the University of Kent covers entry routes into events management, courses and recruitment agencies
www.springboarduk.org.uk/careers - this site covers job search, entry routes, college courses plus a wealth of information on the events industry
www.burnettglobaleducation.com - represents 16 international hospitality and events universities
www.cips.org - the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply website has a huge amount of information about jobs and opportunities in a wide range of industries. Yes, there really is a job 'shopping' for companies!