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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.

Why are there so few women on the board in the female-dominant PR industry?

Posted in: Career Advice, Consumer PR, Corporate Communications, Financial PR, Management, PR and Communications, Salaries and Trends, Work Advice

21 Jun 2016 Comments

Board membership sitting within in-house teams are far more male-orientated than in PR agencies – a fact borne out by the findings of our annual Salary Survey.
However, in an industry that is dominated by women, these percentages should show a much stronger leaning towards female employees – yet they don’t …

An interview with John Moorwood, Group Communications Director at Wonga

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

08 Jun 2016 Comments

With over 20 years of corporate and consumer PR experience for some of the UK’s most exciting brands, John Moorwood, Group Communications Director of Wonga, has a great story to tell! In 2007 John made the leap into the world of start-ups and joined the founding team of Wonga, where he is part of the Executive Committee and built on his expertise in corporate communications, consumer PR, public affairs, crisis management, internal and high profile C-Suite communications amongst other areas.

Our 5 secrets to securing a second interview – every time

Posted in: Interviews, PR and Communications

26 Apr 2016 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!

How to succeed in your job search in 3 easy steps

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

26 Jan 2016 Comments

For many PR and communications professionals, fitting a job search into a busy job schedule, let alone succeeding in a job search can be a challenging process. In order to land your dream job there are some key factors to think about, and having a strategy to support your search can be instrumental in defining your success. This week we share our three key steps for your strategy which will guarantee success in your job search.

Have you got a clear promotion plan for you and your team? If not, why not? Sarah advises PR Week

Posted in: Career Advice, Management, Market Views, PR and Communications

19 Jan 2016 Comments

It’s a well-known fact that progressing your career can leave most comms professionals frustrated and scratching their heads. In a recent survey, lack of progression came as the number 1 reason for losing your staff. Surely it is time to get some clarity on the situation. What do you do as a Head of Comms wanting a seat at the board table? Or an agency Director wanting the next step up? Do you know how to go about it? Or perhaps you want to move from agency to in-house, like many PR professionals.

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