The best way to prepare for an interview is to over-prepare. It may involve a bit of extra effort but it really can make the difference between getting the job or not…
Follow our 7 tips to ensure you cover all the small details and make a big impact.
As the first UK Director of Comms at the Japanese investment bank, Mizuho International, Ben Harding talks about working for a global investment giant and tackling cultural change in a company where East meets West.
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:
Wow! 2013 was quite a year for The Works, ending with a fourfold increase in PR roles we were asked to fill compared with the previous year. And it’s been an equally positive start to 2014, with continued cross-sector growth. How's your sector shaping up? Keep reading and we'll tell you more.
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!
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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.
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.
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.
Do you want to survive in the digital era? Stephen Waddington, Digital and Social Media Director of Ketchum Europe, and President Elect of the CIPR, says the way forward is to upgrade your skills and embrace new media.