Blogs

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

Posted in: Corporate Communications, Guest Interviews

27 Jul 2016 by Sarah Leembruggen 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.

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 by Sarah Leembruggen 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 …

What are the salaries for Junior PR talent? – Our survey results

Posted in: Consumer PR, Corporate Communications, Financial PR, PR and Communications, Salaries and Trends, The Works

09 Jun 2016 by Sarah Leembruggen Comments

Our annual Salary Survey never fails to generate plenty of interesting findings – and this year was no different. While many of the results weren’t altogether unsurprising, there were a few that caught us off our guard. One in particular was the notable upward trend in salaries and bonuses for junior roles across sectors. We thought it was worth digging a little deeper to see what might have triggered this upturn in rewards for the PR professionals in the early stages of their career.

5 Steps you must take before you accept that job

Posted in: Job offers, Jobseeker Advice, PR and Communications

09 Jun 2016 by Sarah Leembruggen Comments

You’ve managed to seek out your next job in the middle of your hectic schedule, passed the interview stages with flying colours, and now successfully received an offer from your prospective, impressed employers. Is it all plain sailing from now on? Or are there doubts in your mind? Here are five things to consider before you make that all-important next step in your communications career.

An interview with John Moorwood, Group Communications Director at Wonga

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

08 Jun 2016 by Sarah Leembruggen 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.

How to succeed in your job search in 3 easy steps

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

26 Jan 2016 by Sarah Leembruggen 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.

The headhunters reveal their goals for 2016 - What are yours?

Posted in: Career Advice, PR and Communications, Seasonal

12 Jan 2016 by Sarah Leembruggen Comments

Resolutions are typically focused around attempting to deny your own deeply ingrained habits – the usual suspects; drink less, give up sugar, go the gym every day. Whereas goals are usually set with a view to where you want to be at the end of the year – a vision of where you will be on your career path, where you want to have travelled to, your financial situation. We ask the team to share their goals for 2016 and spread some inspirational cheer for the New Year.

How to be a better leader - Watch our video

Posted in: Career Advice, Inspiration, PR and Communications

25 Aug 2015 by Sarah Leembruggen Comments

Let’s think about how to best define ‘a leader.’ A leader is someone who has a certain amount of expertise in their industry, and they are willing – and do – share their insights with those around them. They are good at not only sharing their knowledge and wisdom, but also at teaching others. A leader is trusted, inspiring and is viewed as a credible source by the team. They deliver consistent value with integrity and passion, they take responsibility for their actions, and they’re always willing to go the extra mile.

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