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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 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 …

The Inside Scoop from Professional Services Leaders

Posted in: Career Advice, PR and Communications

13 May 2015 Comments

This year, I will be focusing the development of my desk in professional services and–more specifically–consultancies. As part of getting to understand the market better and in order to gain a valuable insight into the things that make candidates successful in those teams, I have spent some time over the past few weeks speaking to the Heads of Communications and Media Relations of some of the biggest and well-known companies in the industry. In this series of blogs, I will be sharing what I learnt.

Tricky interview questions and how to answer them

Posted in: Interviews, Jobseeker Advice

24 Nov 2014 Comments

When a candidate recently reported being asked a very uncomfortable interview question that required shedding light on her private life, it got us thinking. Why, after the rafts of legislation aimed at preventing discrimination are seriously dodgy, inappropriate and occasionally, downright illegal questions still popping up across the interview table?

7 Qualities Employers Are Looking For In Candidates

Posted in: Career Advice, Jobseeker Advice

10 Feb 2014 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:

Time wasters at work: The worst offenders uncovered

Posted in: Work Advice

29 Apr 2013 Comments

We’re all guilty of frittering away a few minutes at work now and again; Facebook, LinkedIn, online shopping, organising your social life etc etc. And then there’s the extra pressure caused by disorganised work colleagues. They’re the people whose poor time management impinges on your day. So what’s the best way to deal with time wasting and time wasters? We have some answers:

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

Posted in: Career Advice, Interviews, Jobseeker Advice

12 Apr 2013 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?...

Business wealth through employees’ health: Get involved with a reader’s offer

Posted in: Guest Blog

11 Jan 2013 Comments

Stress is endemic in many UK companies with 60% admitting that it damages staff retention. So it’s no wonder that there are a growing number of companies investing strategically to support their employees’ good health; keeping their best talent happy, engaged and motivated.
This week guest blogger and ex-Financial PR, Anna Keeble, tells us about her new service, which plans to take care of your employees’ mental and physical wellbeing. Ditch notions of scented candles and think valued, energetic, staff and tangible financial results. Anna explains how it works and invites your company to get involved.

New Year’s career resolutions?

Posted in: Career Advice, Jobseeker Advice, Seasonal

03 Jan 2013 Comments

New Year, new job? If that’s your New Year’s career resolution then you’ll need to think about keeping your CV up to date so that when your dream job comes up, you’re ready to apply. People often leave it too late and risk missing the boat, particularly in the current recruitment climate. Make your CV your gateway to a great opportunity.

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