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7 Qualities Employers Are Looking For In Candidates

Posted in: Career Advice, Jobseeker Advice

10 Feb 2014 Comments

When you’re going for a job in PR, you know employers are looking for someone with a subtle balance of general skills, like team working or managerial experience and core technical skills like media relations, digital campaigns and copywriting. The essential mix of qualities will differ slightly depending on whether you work in corporate communications, public affairs, finance, healthcare or consumer. But, here are 7 qualities we think PR recruiters are looking for:

Happy Christmas! With love from, Your Boss

Posted in: Seasonal, The Working World

18 Dec 2013 Comments

What is the best gift your manager could give you this year? That’s the question we’ve been asking our PR clients and contacts this week. Some said time off....(yes please!) Others wanted a bonus...(absolutely)...or an ipad?....(very practical).
But what did the others want? Suffice to say, you can’t make this stuff up, so read and enjoy!

What is it like working at The Works?

Posted in: The Works

26 Nov 2013 Comments

It is all about the people. It is so important to us that we not only like working here, but we have a smile on our face every morning when we walk into work.
We have an amazing team – made up of a whole host of characters, with different opinions, backgrounds and stages of our lives, which makes The Works a truly magical place to work.

LinkedIn for Job seekers: Recruiters are everywhere – maximise your profile.

Posted in: Career Advice, Media, PR and Communications, Social Media

25 Nov 2013 Comments

There’s no stopping LinkedIn, who’ve announced they’ve hit 100 million worldwide members.
And, it’s no surprise that the global network is a rich resource for job seekers and recruiters. With a new LinkedIn member joining every second, you need to keep on top of your profile, particularly if you’re planning to move job; you need a profile that maximises your potential.
Start by going back to basics, and refresh the way you engage with your LinkedIn network.

Why pay to use a PR recruitment agency?

Posted in: PR and Communications, The Works

06 Nov 2013 Comments

First, lets consider why you might try to avoid using a PR recruitment agency....well, it’s cheaper to recruit for yourself, right?...Maybe. But a bad hire picked from an average pool of candidates often results in a very costly mistake. More than that, a bad hire is a drain on your time, energy and your resources, that can amount to 2.5 times their annual salary. Ouch!

Use an expert recruiter with specialist PR market knowledge and you nail it, with the right person, first time. Here’s why.

Take the slog out of your blog

Posted in: Media, PR and Communications, Social Media, The Working World

23 Oct 2013 Comments

Writing your business blog shouldn’t be a chore. Remember all the reasons why you do it?...
You’re connecting with your clients and customers, you’re focusing on publicising what’s central to the success of your business, and you’re enhancing the profile of your venture and creating new leads.
Blogging is good for your business – that’s why you do it. But what makes a good blog? Content. Here are some things to help you create good quality content and take the slog out of your blog.

Market update for 2013

Posted in: Market Views

16 Sep 2013 Comments

How was the market in Q1 and Q2? Busy, and it shows in the numbers. We have taken a fourfold increase in vacancies, in the first half of this year compared to the first half of last year. So, things are looking brighter for PR and Comms.

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