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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.

9 ways to shine in your first 100 days

Posted in: Career Advice, Jobseeker Advice

21 Jun 2013 Comments

When you start in a new job, making a good impression is one thing, but knowing how to shine and to keep on shining through your first 100 days is a different proposition. In PR you want to be known and be seen, but achieving that without labelling yourself as the latest self-publicist to join the agency requires some subtlety. Here are some tips.

Feedback: How to give it and receive it

Posted in: Career Advice, Interviews

05 Jun 2013 Comments

PR professionals looking for a career move put in hours of pre-interview prep, sweat their way through several rounds of gruelling tests and questions and often get little or no feedback. But here’s the thing: In cut-throat market conditions feedback is as good for the company as it for the candidate. Here’s more about the best way to give and receive constructive criticism:

5 CV sins: Howlers to edit out NOW

Posted in: CV, Jobseeker Advice

07 May 2013 Comments

We read dozens of PR CVs every day, many of them crammed with overused clichés and business jargon that is uninformative and bland. When you come to write or review your CV, think impact, cut out the blah blah and avoid the common pitfalls that could see your details passed over for consideration. Here are 5 unforgiveable CV sins to avoid:

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