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The real reasons why corporate and financial comms professionals leave their jobs

Posted in: Market Views, PR and Communications, Salaries and Trends

18 Jul 2018 Comments

When people leave a job, it’s most often because they want more money, a new challenge and no longer enjoy the work they are doing. Very standard reasons, and ones we’ve certainly heard many times. However, our latest Annual Salary Guide 2017/18 tells a slightly different story.

We asked corporate communications and financial communications professionals (in-house and agency) what the five deciding factors were when leaving a job, and the results weren’t all as predictable as we might have expected.

Our 5 secrets to securing a second interview – every time

Posted in: Interviews, PR and Communications

26 Apr 2018 Comments

Are you falling at first stage interview and don’t seem to be getting it quite right when it comes to telling your story? As search specialists in the PR and communications sector, we know a thing or two about the art of interviewing which can help you secure the PR and communications role of your dreams. Read on to find out our secret sauce for interview success!

What I learned from 3 days with the Army Training Regiment

Posted in: PR and Communications, The Working World, Work Advice, Work-Life Balance

29 Aug 2017 Comments

I have been part of a mastermind and training group for years. We meet up twice a year for a three-day ‘retreat’. In the past, we have basked in the Tenerife sun, walked across hot coals in leafy Kent, sung karaoke and hired out a casino for the night in the beautiful Scottish countryside. It’s always incredibly energising and we come away with fresh ideas and knowledge, ready to take on the world again!

Getting into PR: Our top tips

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

29 Jul 2017 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.

An interview with PR, Marketing Communications and Leadership Strategist Anita Hamilton

Posted in: Corporate Communications, Guest Interviews, Inspiration, PR and Communications

01 Nov 2016 Comments

With over 25 years of consumer, corporate and internal communications experience, brand building and leadership expertise, Anita Hamilton takes part in our guest interview this week. Here she shares her insights into her career experiences, her involvement with leadership communications programmes to support women’s advancement in the workplace – and her definition of great PR.

Why move jobs now?

Posted in: Corporate Communications, Job offers, Jobseeker Advice, PR and Communications, Salaries and Trends

25 Oct 2016 Comments

Are you still distracted about the thought of getting a new role before the Christmas holidays, but finding time is running away with you? The lead up to December can be hectic for PR and corporate communications professionals with tying up projects and meeting deadlines which can push your job search onto the sidelines. This week we share three reasons why it’s important to keep pushing to get your perfect job in place in time for the New Year.

Be ready for the unexpected at interview

Posted in: Corporate Communications, Interviews, Jobseeker Advice, PR and Communications

19 Oct 2016 Comments

In the fast-paced and competitive world of PR and corporate communications, particularly in London, taking part in a successful job search can be a real challenge, and getting to interview stage is quite often a small victory. Of course if you have got your preparation down to a fine art, the last thing you want is something unexpected cropping up at interview to throw you off your game. So are you ready for the unexpected? Here’s a few things to watch out for.

An interview with Tricia Stewart, Executive Coach and Director of Peridot International

Posted in: Corporate Communications, Guest Interviews, PR and Communications

18 Oct 2016 Comments

Director of Peridot International Tricia Stewart takes part in our guest interview this week. Tricia has considerable leadership experience covering the public, commercial and charitable sectors and is now a specialist executive coach at Peridot International. Here she shares her views on what challenges organisations and senior professionals face in achieving their performance goals - read on for some expert tips.

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