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A Thought Leaders Connected interview with three top Property Communications Heads

Posted in: Corporate Communications, Guest Interviews, Market Views, PR and Communications

13 Jun 2019 by Cordelia Pollock Comments

Over the next few months I will be working on a series of articles, each focusing on one of our key industry sectors, bringing you valuable insight from senior communications professionals at some of the foremost companies in the sector. For this first piece, I have been talking to Heads of Communications and Media Relations at leading property advisors & agents, property consultants, and commercial property developers & investors. I have gained their views on the challenges they are currently facing at this time of political uncertainty, as well as what they are finding particularly interesting about property comms at present, what makes them tick and some expert advice for career progression.

6 Steps to writing a job description for maximum impact (+FREE template!)

Posted in: PR and Communications

23 Feb 2019 Comments

Drawing up a job brief is a time-consuming process, but it is really worth the investment if you can find a high performer, particularly when looking to fill a role in a senior position. To put this into perspective, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development puts the cost of hiring the wrong person at four times the annual salary so it’s well worth scheduling time to write a job description that really stands out from the crowd.

The real reasons why corporate and financial comms professionals leave their jobs

Posted in: Market Views, PR and Communications, Salaries and Trends

18 Jul 2018 Comments

When people leave a job, it’s most often because they want more money, a new challenge and no longer enjoy the work they are doing. Very standard reasons, and ones we’ve certainly heard many times. However, our latest Annual Salary Guide 2017/18 tells a slightly different story.

We asked corporate communications and financial communications professionals (in-house and agency) what the five deciding factors were when leaving a job, and the results weren’t all as predictable as we might have expected.

Our 5 secrets to securing a second interview – every time

Posted in: Interviews, PR and Communications

26 Apr 2018 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!

What I learned from 3 days with the Army Training Regiment

Posted in: PR and Communications, The Working World, Work Advice, Work-Life Balance

29 Aug 2017 Comments

I have been part of a mastermind and training group for years. We meet up twice a year for a three-day ‘retreat’. In the past, we have basked in the Tenerife sun, walked across hot coals in leafy Kent, sung karaoke and hired out a casino for the night in the beautiful Scottish countryside. It’s always incredibly energising and we come away with fresh ideas and knowledge, ready to take on the world again!

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.

An interview with PR, Marketing Communications and Leadership Strategist Anita Hamilton

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

01 Nov 2016 Comments

With over 25 years of consumer, corporate and internal communications experience, brand building and leadership expertise, Anita Hamilton takes part in our guest interview this week. Here she shares her insights into her career experiences, her involvement with leadership communications programmes to support women’s advancement in the workplace – and her definition of great PR.

Why move jobs now?

Posted in: Corporate Communications, Job offers, Jobseeker Advice, PR and Communications, Salaries and Trends

25 Oct 2016 Comments

Are you still distracted about the thought of getting a new role before the Christmas holidays, but finding time is running away with you? The lead up to December can be hectic for PR and corporate communications professionals with tying up projects and meeting deadlines which can push your job search onto the sidelines. This week we share three reasons why it’s important to keep pushing to get your perfect job in place in time for the New Year.

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