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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!

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.…..

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.

Our interview with Zaman Toleafoa, Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting

Posted in: Corporate Communications, Guest Interviews

27 Jul 2016 Comments

“Always, always, be prepared to laugh at the ridiculousness of it all” is one of the best pieces of advice Zaman Toleafoa has ever received. A Senior Managing Director of FTI Consulting, he started his career with the Bank of New Zealand and AXA Investment Managers before making the move into agency. For Thought Leaders Connected we asked him about his career success and agency life.

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 …

What are the salaries for Junior PR talent? – Our survey results

Posted in: Consumer PR, Corporate Communications, Financial PR, PR and Communications, Salaries and Trends, The Works

09 Jun 2016 Comments

Our annual Salary Survey never fails to generate plenty of interesting findings – and this year was no different. While many of the results weren’t altogether unsurprising, there were a few that caught us off our guard. One in particular was the notable upward trend in salaries and bonuses for junior roles across sectors. We thought it was worth digging a little deeper to see what might have triggered this upturn in rewards for the PR professionals in the early stages of their career.

5 Steps you must take before you accept that job

Posted in: Job offers, Jobseeker Advice, PR and Communications

09 Jun 2016 Comments

You’ve managed to seek out your next job in the middle of your hectic schedule, passed the interview stages with flying colours, and now successfully received an offer from your prospective, impressed employers. Is it all plain sailing from now on? Or are there doubts in your mind? Here are five things to consider before you make that all-important next step in your communications career.

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