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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.

Aim higher – how to network your way to even more senior connections

Posted in: Career Advice, Networking, PR and Communications

02 Jul 2015 Comments

When it comes to making new business contacts, there's networking, and then there's ‘networking up’ – building relationships with even more senior people. With their extensive experience, these people are a source of knowledge, greater responsibility and can act as fantastic role models. So just how do you get to mingle with the cream of the crop?

How to make a success of working in-house in 5 simple steps – Heads of Media reveal all!

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

10 Jun 2015 Comments

I have recently worked and placed PR professionals with consulting firms and have enjoyed the experience of working with them. As part of gaining a better understanding of the market and in order to gain a valuable insight into what makes candidates successful in those teams, I have spent some time over the past few weeks speaking to the Heads of Communications and Media Relations of some of the biggest and well-known consulting firms in the industry including Deloitte and Accenture. In this series of blogs I will be sharing what I learnt.

Losing your creative spark? We share Consumer PR insider tips on keeping it alight!

Posted in: Career Advice, Consumer PR, Inspiration, PR and Communications

20 May 2015 Comments

Consumer PR is renowned for being an energetic and dynamic industry where insightful and innovative ideas are fundamental – but how do employees in this sector keep their creativity flowing? Our Consumer PR consultant, Megan Crayford-Noble, talked to professionals in the industry and collated their top tips on how to stay ahead of the game – and keep those fresh ideas coming.

The Inside Scoop from Professional Services Leaders

Posted in: Career Advice, PR and Communications

13 May 2015 Comments

This year, I will be focusing the development of my desk in professional services and–more specifically–consultancies. As part of getting to understand the market better and in order to gain a valuable insight into the things that make candidates successful in those teams, I have spent some time over the past few weeks speaking to the Heads of Communications and Media Relations of some of the biggest and well-known companies in the industry. In this series of blogs, I will be sharing what I learnt.

Banish awkward silences! Expert ways to kickstart a conversation

Posted in: Career Advice, Networking, PR and Communications

29 Apr 2015 Comments

When it comes to the art of great conversation, most people in the field of PR and Communications are naturals. You can chat up a storm with just about anyone, you’re a pro at listening and you love meeting and connecting with people. However, when it comes to starting a conversation, it can sometimes be a different story. Arriving at an event to find yourself suddenly faced with a room full of complete strangers can be a daunting prospect to even the most seemingly unflappable of talkers. How do you just walk up to someone and start talking?

In need of some inspiration?  Check out our Top 5 TED Talks!

Posted in: Career Advice, Inspiration

15 Apr 2015 Comments

Long enough to be credible and short enough to hold the attention of even the busiest of people, the global phenomenon that is TED Talks is a great vehicle for genuine learning, encouraging us to build on what we already know or simply gaining a new perspective on something. Choosing our favourites was a tall order but we whittled it down to these five talks which we think are truly life changing and definitely worth talking about!

Don’t let Social Media ruin your job search…

Posted in: Career Advice, Social Media

24 Mar 2015 Comments

Social media can be an incredibly effective way to widen a job search and get access to employers, but with greater access comes a greater chance to get things wrong. Surely a brief Facebook post or a Tweet of a mere 140 characters (or less) isn’t going to do any harm? Absolutely not – when used mindfully. However, there is no certainty how one thing said today will be viewed and construed tomorrow.

Run through our handy checklist of ‘don’ts’ to ensure your social media presence is fit for purpose.

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