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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:

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.…..

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 …

Why pay to use a PR recruitment agency?

Posted in: PR and Communications, The Works

06 Nov 2013 Comments

First, lets consider why you might try to avoid using a PR recruitment agency....well, it’s cheaper to recruit for yourself, right?...Maybe. But a bad hire picked from an average pool of candidates often results in a very costly mistake. More than that, a bad hire is a drain on your time, energy and your resources, that can amount to 2.5 times their annual salary. Ouch!

Use an expert recruiter with specialist PR market knowledge and you nail it, with the right person, first time. Here’s why.

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?...

Interview Prep: A Guide for Senior PR Managers

Posted in: Career Advice, Interviews, Jobseeker Advice

16 Jan 2013 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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