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Don’t let rejection ruin your job search

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

15 Sep 2016 by Sarah Leembruggen Comments

Is your job search not going the way that you want it to? Have you been to interview after interview but you’re just not getting the offers? Looking for a new job can be an extremely tiring, stressful and time-consuming process, and if you’re not getting the job offers you want it may seem as if you are doing it for no reward, and it may also be impacting your confidence in your skills and experience. It’s important that you’re not letting rejection ruin your job search – and here’s how.

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.

Our 5 secrets to securing a second interview – every time

Posted in: Interviews, PR and Communications

26 Apr 2016 by Sarah Leembruggen 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!

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:

Interview Prep: A Guide for Senior PR Managers

Posted in: Career Advice, Interviews, Jobseeker Advice

16 Jan 2013 by Sarah Leembruggen Comments

When you reach a certain level in your career, you may think that your CV says it all: Wrong. Despite dazzling PR credentials, you still need to sell yourself if you want to step up the ladder. In our experience, it’s mid to senior management PRs who are most likely to let themselves down through sloppy interview prep. So, we’ve compiled The Works pre-interview checklist as a reminder:

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