People are your company’s most valuable asset, and the market is showing we want growth, which means hiring. You might have the schedule from hell but don’t scrimp on the time you allow for interviewing a potential new recruit. Get it wrong now and it will be costly down the line. A little bit of preparation will stand you in good stead.
The beginning of the year presents an opportunity to make a fresh start in your career – it's the chance to plan goals, evaluate priorities and maybe look for a brand new job.
Every now and again the perfect candidate appears for the job. Everyone gets really excited at the prospect of them joining the team and think everything is going ahead smoothly - then, without warning, they turn down the job! Here Sarah looks at how to ensure this doesn't happen to you.
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?”
When you get the call to come in and ‘meet the team’, what should you expect? Depending on where you are in the recruitment process, meeting the team can imply several different styles of interview. Here’s how to prepare….
The big interview is over. Time to breathe a sigh of relief, sit back and wait. Not quite!
When you’re going for a job in PR, you know employers are looking for someone with a subtle balance of general skills, like team working or managerial experience and core technical skills like media relations, digital campaigns and copywriting. The essential mix of qualities will differ slightly depending on whether you work in corporate communications, public affairs, finance, healthcare or consumer. But, here are 7 qualities we think PR recruiters are looking for:
2013 opened with a whirlwind of priorities at either end of the scale in Consumer PR, with some big hires and briefs at Board level coming through, and experienced AEs at a premium. All that now largely covered, we’re now seeing the familiar demand for talent at Account Director and Associate Director level as the year gets into its stride.
PR professionals looking for a career move put in hours of pre-interview prep, sweat their way through several rounds of gruelling tests and questions and often get little or no feedback. But here’s the thing: In cut-throat market conditions feedback is as good for the company as it for the candidate. Here’s more about the best way to give and receive constructive criticism: