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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:

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.

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:

How to get noticed by recruiters

Posted in: Career Advice, CV, Jobseeker Advice

20 Apr 2013 Comments

If you’re looking for your next career move, then you’ll probably need help from some specialists. A high percentage of PR roles are filled with help from Executive Search and Recruitment Consultancy companies. Once you’ve made contact with the top consultancies, you need to stay pro-active. As well as having an eye-catching CV, there are other ways to ensure your name is on the tip of your consultant’s tongue when the right job comes up.…..

I’ve got an interview – should I tell my boss?

Posted in: Career Advice, Interviews, Jobseeker Advice

12 Apr 2013 Comments

If you haven’t got an offer in the bag, a start date and a contract then keep shtum about job hunting; there are some things your boss doesn’t need to know, and this is one of them. But if you’re working in PR it’s long-hours, with the day being re-written and re-scheduled with no notice - there’s never a convenient moment to pop out for interviews, without being missed or sussed out. It’s a problem; so what do you do?...

Labels at work

Posted in: Career Advice, Work Advice

08 Apr 2013 Comments

We know how damaging labelling can be when it is racial, sexual, ‘rich’ or ‘poor’ but what about more subtle forms of labelling that you might come across at work? And if you have a label is it possible to lose it?

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