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.
The end of a year is a great time to reflect and analyse what has gone well and of course what has not gone according to plan. In my 13 years of running The Works Search, I think this year has been my toughest year – and I have also learnt some valuable lessons along the way.
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.
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.
Are you struggling to find some truly inspirational PR gems to join your team? Or perhaps you’ve found some superstars but they seem to keep slipping through the net for one reason or another. In a candidate-led market, it’s imperative to know that your organisation is stepping up to the mark when it comes to capturing real PR talent in a competitive market. Read more to find out how you can identify your organisation’s pain points –
With the demand for financial PR professionals seeming to show no signs of slowing down in the current job market, this week The Works Search's MD Sarah Leembruggen looks at the top 5 desirable factors which make a financial PR professional really stand out from the crowd in a competitive London market.
Brian Mairs, Global Head of Communications Financial and Risk at Thomson Reuters, provides our Thought Leaders Connected feature this week, highlighting the importance of PR in the positive and negative challenges of employee engagement in the workforce.