For many PR and communications professionals, fitting a job search into a busy job schedule, let alone succeeding in a job search can be a challenging process. In order to land your dream job there are some key factors to think about, and having a strategy to support your search can be instrumental in defining your success. This week we share our three key steps for your strategy which will guarantee success in your job search.
It’s a well-known fact that progressing your career can leave most comms professionals frustrated and scratching their heads. In a recent survey, lack of progression came as the number 1 reason for losing your staff. Surely it is time to get some clarity on the situation. What do you do as a Head of Comms wanting a seat at the board table? Or an agency Director wanting the next step up? Do you know how to go about it? Or perhaps you want to move from agency to in-house, like many PR professionals.
Resolutions are typically focused around attempting to deny your own deeply ingrained habits – the usual suspects; drink less, give up sugar, go the gym every day. Whereas goals are usually set with a view to where you want to be at the end of the year – a vision of where you will be on your career path, where you want to have travelled to, your financial situation. We ask the team to share their goals for 2016 and spread some inspirational cheer for the New Year.
Each person on your team is different – they’re a strong mix of doers, goal-getters, initiators and morale boosters, and they’re fully invested in the projects they’re involved in. While you are fully aware that they each have their own unique set of strengths, have you taken the time to make sure that you understand how they learn best? Have you noticed that you seem to be on the same wavelength with some of the team, but not quite so much with others?
The Works Search were proud to host our 'How to fast track your career' event recently with guest speakers Kate Bosomworth, James Igoe and Zaman Toleafoa sharing their expert insights. Read on to find out their top advice.
Viktoria Tegard, Head of Change Communications at Virgin Atlantic Airways talks about how her career has evolved with the industry, the key role Internal Communications plays in managing the understanding that binds an organisation together, and the qualities that make a great IC manager.
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When it comes to managing crises on a global scale, there is no one with a better story to tell than Jonathan Refoy, Director of European Corporate Affairs of CH2M, the construction and engineering company, and Tier 1 supplier to some of the world’s largest infrastructure projects.
In this incredibly competitive job market, securing an interview is a big achievement, which means that the pressure is really on. You understand the need to do all you can in terms of practical preparation – buy a new suit, research the company and prepare your questions – yet you can’t seem to shake off the feeling that it’s all going to go pear-shaped. You start to fret that the other applicants are going to be more impressive and better qualified than you. In short, your mind becomes so occupied with doubts and negative thoughts that you end up anticipating failure.
Managing Director Sarah Leembruggen shares her insights with PR Week on the key issues behind employee retention in the PR industry.