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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.

7 Qualities Employers Are Looking For In Candidates

Posted in: Career Advice, Jobseeker Advice

10 Feb 2014 by Sarah Leembruggen Comments

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:

I’ve got an interview – should I tell my boss?

Posted in: Career Advice, Interviews, Jobseeker Advice

12 Apr 2013 by Sarah Leembruggen Comments

If you haven’t got an offer in the bag, a start date and a contract then keep shtum about job hunting; there are some things your boss doesn’t need to know, and this is one of them. But if you’re working in PR it’s long-hours, with the day being re-written and re-scheduled with no notice - there’s never a convenient moment to pop out for interviews, without being missed or sussed out. It’s a problem; so what do you do?...

Learning to listen

Posted in: Career Advice, Interviews, Jobseeker Advice

27 Mar 2013 Comments

‘No man ever listened himself out of a job.’ Calvin Coolidge, the 30th US President.

Listening may not be on your interview check-list, but it should be. If you can’t demonstrate the ability to listen in an interview, then can you listen in the job? Work-related mistakes are frustrating and costly; call it miscommunication, misinterpretation or just missing the point, half-listening is often a contributory factor. Let’s look at simple ways to improve your listening:

Is it possible to enjoy a job interview?

Posted in: Interviews, Jobseeker Advice

19 Mar 2013 by Sarah Leembruggen Comments

Jelly legs, the sweats and a dry mouth could be holding you back. I’ve known great candidates, who’ve cancelled last minute or not represented themselves well on interview because they’re wracked with nerves. But it’s not worth stifling your career over something that can be easily overcome at home, for free, and with little or no embarrassment. Follow these tips and you might find you actually enjoy your next job interview:

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