Exactly how long does it take to secure an in-house corporate communications role?

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11 Oct 2017 Comments

Finding a job isn’t always easy and it can take time and energy, as well as a proactive approach. There are a number of key factors to consider when choosing a prospective employer – the type of company and its culture, the right job title, a good level of responsibility, an inspiring boss, a collegiate team, a company which values communications, a convenient location and of course, the right level of compensation. This means you may need to ‘try on’ a few roles before you find ‘a great fit’, but exactly how long does this take?

What I learned from 3 days with the Army Training Regiment

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29 Aug 2017 Comments

I have been part of a mastermind and training group for years. We meet up twice a year for a three-day ‘retreat’. In the past, we have basked in the Tenerife sun, walked across hot coals in leafy Kent, sung karaoke and hired out a casino for the night in the beautiful Scottish countryside. It’s always incredibly energising and we come away with fresh ideas and knowledge, ready to take on the world again!

Moving in-house - good, bad or ugly?

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01 Jun 2017 Comments

In our experience the best communications professionals have a mixture of both agency and in-house experience, and we believe agencies are the very best place to learn and progress at pace, however working in-house is frequently something which is found on many PR pros’ wishlists. In fact, 9 out of 10 people we speak to on a daily basis are looking to move in-house and won’t consider an agency move.

Career insights & advice from Mike MacFarlane, agency partner and self-starting entrepreneur

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24 May 2017 Comments

Mike MacFarlane is at the forefront of communications and understands integrated corporate communications from a digital perspective like few others. He founded his own content and film making communications consultancy in his 20s and sold it to Instinctif Partners four years later. A true entrepreneur who has fast-tracked his career. Here he kindly shares career insights and advice with us.

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