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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.

Our interview with Zaman Toleafoa, Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting

Posted in: Corporate Communications, Guest Interviews

27 Jul 2016 by Sarah Leembruggen Comments

“Always, always, be prepared to laugh at the ridiculousness of it all” is one of the best pieces of advice Zaman Toleafoa has ever received. A Senior Managing Director of FTI Consulting, he started his career with the Bank of New Zealand and AXA Investment Managers before making the move into agency. For Thought Leaders Connected we asked him about his career success and agency life.

What motivates PR employers to give a pay rise – are you ticking the right boxes?

Posted in: Career Advice, PR and Communications, Salaries and Trends

20 Jul 2016 by Sarah Leembruggen Comments

Our Salary Survey results show, while hitting targets is important, it isn’t at the forefront of every employer’s mind when the time comes to dish out the pay rises. It would appear that they take a more ‘wholistic’ approach to the decision making, so based on our survey findings, we thought it would be worth compiling some of the key actions and behaviours you need to fine-tune in order to ensure you don’t miss out on an uplift at your next review.

Are PRs still moving jobs post Brexit?

Posted in: Corporate Communications, Jobseeker Advice, PR and Communications, Salaries and Trends

13 Jul 2016 by Sarah Leembruggen Comments

With Brexit at the forefront of the nation's mind over the past couple of weeks, there have been seemingly endless developments and debates as the consequences of the vote unfold. So how has the decision to leave the EU affected the PR and communications recruitment industry? And what actions can be taken for the sector to remain successful?

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