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How to be a better leader - Watch our video

Posted in: Career Advice, Inspiration, PR and Communications

25 Aug 2015 Comments

Let’s think about how to best define ‘a leader.’ A leader is someone who has a certain amount of expertise in their industry, and they are willing – and do – share their insights with those around them. They are good at not only sharing their knowledge and wisdom, but also at teaching others. A leader is trusted, inspiring and is viewed as a credible source by the team. They deliver consistent value with integrity and passion, they take responsibility for their actions, and they’re always willing to go the extra mile.

Step up and be that Superstar Head of Comms you aspire to be

Posted in: Career Advice, Corporate Communications, PR and Communications

20 Aug 2015 Comments

What makes a successful Head of Comms? Certain skills and qualities spring to mind immediately: a fantastic people manager, a great breadth of comms expertise across numerous disciplines, a source of sound senior counsel, incredibly well networked both inside and outside business, and a contact book that is the envy of many, brimming with the names of journalists and professionals across the industry. However, what is it that makes a truly remarkable Head of Comms?

The transformation of an industry – The top 3 issues facing London’s property PRs

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

11 Aug 2015 Comments

In recent years, the property industry has faced transformation like no other sector – particularly in London. What does this mean for PRs working for the UK’s largest property advisors, developers, agents and investors? And how do they keep their company or client front of mind in an ever-changing landscape?

Getting into PR: Our top tips

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

29 Jul 2015 Comments

There’s always been a Catch 22 situation when it comes to getting your foot on the first rung of the career ladder: can’t get a job without experience, can’t get experience without a job. Public Relations is no exception to many professions but what makes the situation even harder, quite apart from the fact that future PR talent now faces an almost insurmountable hurdle of undergraduate debt, is competition. Public Relations is one of the top three career choices for today’s graduates.

5 Favourite Interview Questions - Watch our video

Posted in: Corporate Communications, Interviews, PR and Communications

28 Jul 2015 Comments

The questions that you ask during an interview should quickly ascertain if you have a mediocre or high performer sitting in front of you, what motivates them in their career and if the role you're offering is right for them. Naturally, you are looking at a good fit with the team too, but in essence you want to know, ‘Do they have the skill and the will?’ Watch the video for the five interview questions that are going to help you select the right – and best – people.

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