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Our interview with Beth Hurran, Communications Leader at Arup

Posted in: Corporate Communications, Guest Interviews, PR and Communications

19 Sep 2016 by Miriam Hanna Comments

Beth Hurran, Communications Leader at professional services firm Arup, takes part in our interview this week. Beth manages the press office and internal communications for the UKMEA region at Arup, a global design, engineering and consultancy firm, and here she shares her views on how the professional services industry has changed over the last few years, the lessons she has learned about leadership in the professional services space – and what the biggest challenge of her career has been so far. Read more here –

Don’t let rejection ruin your job search

Posted in: Corporate Communications, Inspiration, Interviews, Jobseeker Advice, PR and Communications

15 Sep 2016 by Sarah Leembruggen Comments

Is your job search not going the way that you want it to? Have you been to interview after interview but you’re just not getting the offers? Looking for a new job can be an extremely tiring, stressful and time-consuming process, and if you’re not getting the job offers you want it may seem as if you are doing it for no reward, and it may also be impacting your confidence in your skills and experience. It’s important that you’re not letting rejection ruin your job search – and here’s how.

Is change in the air for the gender pay gap? Women in PR and The Works Search announce their event

Posted in: Corporate Communications, Market Views, PR and Communications, Salaries and Trends

13 Sep 2016 by Sarah Leembruggen Comments

With the announcement of the PRCA moving to compel its members to include gender pay gap reporting and a plethora of coverage in PR Week, is there positive change in the air for this major issue in the PR and communications industry? The news has also arrived at a timely moment as on Thursday 22nd September Women in PR and The Works Search will be co-hosting a panel event on closing the gender pay gap – and how to negotiate salary and bonus effectively. Read more on the PRCA and PR Week news, the event and how book your tickets now –

PR hiring trends 2016 in corporate communications – The Works Search

Posted in: Corporate Communications, Market Views, PR and Communications, Salaries and Trends

06 Sep 2016 by Sarah Leembruggen Comments

With the last quarter of the year fast approaching we thought it might be time to share the hiring trends we have been experiencing recently. The lead up to and results of Brexit has had an undeniably significant impact on some industries. So what changes have we seen in hiring in corporate communications so far in 2016?

Are you on course to be top PR talent? How to keep your development on track

Posted in: Career Advice, Inspiration, PR and Communications

22 Aug 2016 by Sarah Leembruggen Comments

The fast-paced, deadline-driven world of PR can mean that managing your professional development can be tricky. Are you gaining everything you want to be gaining in your role? Do you have the chance to be challenged and get new skills under your belt? Or do you feel as if the last six months have whizzed by without you really maximising your potential? This week we share our top five tips to make sure you’re managing your development successfully.

The surprising truth about when to prepare for an interview

Posted in: Career Advice, Inspiration, Interviews, Jobseeker Advice, PR and Communications

16 Aug 2016 Comments

Are you guilty of preparing for your interviews the night before? As an incredibly busy and fast-paced industry, PR and communications professionals are up against deadlines, long hours and work-life balance demands. So just when is the best time for you to be preparing for your interview? Career coach and hypnotherapist Lynne Wilkins is our guest blogger this week and shares her secrets to successful interview preparation.

The volatile commodities industry – What challenges face PR and IR professionals?

Posted in: Corporate Communications, Market Views, PR and Communications

02 Aug 2016 by Miriam Hanna Comments

The commodities industry is one of the most volatile sectors in the UK markets and internationally. It’s a cliché within communications that no two days are ever the same but that is particularly relevant to mining firms. This week we find out more about what challenges and opportunities face PR and investor relations professionals in the commodities industry.

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