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The surprising truth about when to prepare for an interview

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

16 Aug 2016 Comments

Are you guilty of preparing for your interviews the night before? As an incredibly busy and fast-paced industry, PR and communications professionals are up against deadlines, long hours and work-life balance demands. So just when is the best time for you to be preparing for your interview? Career coach and hypnotherapist Lynne Wilkins is our guest blogger this week and shares her secrets to successful interview preparation.

The volatile commodities industry – What challenges face PR and IR professionals?

Posted in: Corporate Communications, Market Views, PR and Communications

02 Aug 2016 Comments

The commodities industry is one of the most volatile sectors in the UK markets and internationally. It’s a cliché within communications that no two days are ever the same but that is particularly relevant to mining firms. This week we find out more about what challenges and opportunities face PR and investor relations professionals in the commodities industry.

Our interview with Zaman Toleafoa, Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting

Posted in: Corporate Communications, Guest Interviews

27 Jul 2016 Comments

“Always, always, be prepared to laugh at the ridiculousness of it all” is one of the best pieces of advice Zaman Toleafoa has ever received. A Senior Managing Director of FTI Consulting, he started his career with the Bank of New Zealand and AXA Investment Managers before making the move into agency. For Thought Leaders Connected we asked him about his career success and agency life.

What motivates PR employers to give a pay rise – are you ticking the right boxes?

Posted in: Career Advice, PR and Communications, Salaries and Trends

20 Jul 2016 Comments

Our Salary Survey results show, while hitting targets is important, it isn’t at the forefront of every employer’s mind when the time comes to dish out the pay rises. It would appear that they take a more ‘wholistic’ approach to the decision making, so based on our survey findings, we thought it would be worth compiling some of the key actions and behaviours you need to fine-tune in order to ensure you don’t miss out on an uplift at your next review.

Are PRs still moving jobs post Brexit?

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

13 Jul 2016 Comments

With Brexit at the forefront of the nation's mind over the past couple of weeks, there have been seemingly endless developments and debates as the consequences of the vote unfold. So how has the decision to leave the EU affected the PR and communications recruitment industry? And what actions can be taken for the sector to remain successful?

The top 3 motivators for PRs to move jobs – Is it time for you to make a change?

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

05 Jul 2016 Comments

A good team culture inspires and motivates employees; it is, in short, the foundation to a company’s success and plays an important role in gauging job satisfaction levels; salary increases are always going to play a significant role in deciding whether it’s time to move on, but they are by no means a deal breaker – it takes more than the promise of more in the pay packet to motivate an employee to look for a new job. Our recent Salary Survey findings show that it’s career progression that drives most PRs to start thinking about moving on to pastures new.

Don’t lose your PR superstars over the simple stuff

Posted in: Management, PR and Communications

28 Jun 2016 Comments

Every PR and Communications professional has a unique skill set – and individual aspirations for their career. With every generation of employees evolving with new and progressive career desires it’s important for PR leaders to be doing everything they can to be keeping their star PR talent. So what can you do to improve retention? Read our 5 gems to make sure you’re not losing out on top talent.

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