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Learning to listen

Posted in: Career Advice, Interviews, Jobseeker Advice

15 Aug 2017 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:

Getting into PR: Our top tips

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

29 Jul 2017 Comments

There’s always been a Catch 22 situation when it comes to getting your foot on the first rung of the career ladder: can’t get a job without experience, can’t get experience without a job. Public Relations is no exception to many professions but what makes the situation even harder, quite apart from the fact that future PR talent now faces an almost insurmountable hurdle of undergraduate debt, is competition. Public Relations is one of the top three career choices for today’s graduates.

How to get noticed by recruiters

Posted in: Career Advice, CV, Jobseeker Advice

28 Jun 2017 Comments

If you’re looking for your next career move, then you’ll probably need help from some specialists. A high percentage of PR roles are filled with help from Executive Search and Recruitment Consultancy companies. Once you’ve made contact with the top consultancies, you need to stay pro-active. As well as having an eye-catching CV, there are other ways to ensure your name is on the tip of your consultant’s tongue when the right job comes up.…..

Banish awkward silences! Expert ways to kickstart a conversation

Posted in: Career Advice, Networking, PR and Communications

20 Jun 2017 Comments

When it comes to the art of great conversation, most people in the field of PR and Communications are naturals. You can chat up a storm with just about anyone, you’re a pro at listening and you love meeting and connecting with people. However, when it comes to starting a conversation, it can sometimes be a different story. Arriving at an event to find yourself suddenly faced with a room full of complete strangers can be a daunting prospect to even the most seemingly unflappable of talkers. How do you just walk up to someone and start talking?

Feedback: How to give it and receive it

Posted in: Career Advice, Interviews

19 Jun 2017 Comments

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:

Beating Workplace Bullies

Posted in: Career Advice, The Working World, Work Advice

09 Jan 2017 Comments

People leave their jobs for many different reasons; bullying is one of them. It may not be stated as a specific reason, but as a professional recruiter, it’s not difficult to piece things together and realise that it’s behind the desire to move on. There’s lots of advice out there about dealing with this insidious issue, and as this week is National Anti-Bullying Week we’d like to do our bit and share some of it with you.

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