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:
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.
Is the thought of a long and drawn-out job search preventing you from moving your career forward? If it is, drop that thought now! With a little luck, the right attitude and the know-how to approach the job market of today, you can greatly reduce your search time and land a job in no time at all.
Interview traps can be hard to spot but we’d be amazed if even in the shortest of careers you hadn’t come across this ubiquitous interview hurdle: “Why do you want to leave your present employer?”
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.
Studies show that 33% of bosses claim they know within 90 seconds whether or not they are going to hire someone. As a result it’s important to be aware of the subtle yet vital signals you give off and how they may affect the result of the interview. In poker terminology, these are known as “tells”...
So you’ve finally secured that PR role you’ve been chasing with the competition. You’ve jumped through every recruitment hoop and landed with a pay rise and a sense of elation. But stop. Before striding into the office to resign think through your reasons for leaving and how you might react to a counter-offer.
Are you a PR Account Director thinking about an in-house move? Before you take the plunge – here’s a few things to take into consideration.