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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.

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.

What’s the biggest interview killer for PR pros?

Posted in: Inspiration, Interviews, PR and Communications

04 Nov 2015 Comments

In this incredibly competitive job market, securing an interview is a big achievement, which means that the pressure is really on. You understand the need to do all you can in terms of practical preparation – buy a new suit, research the company and prepare your questions – yet you can’t seem to shake off the feeling that it’s all going to go pear-shaped. You start to fret that the other applicants are going to be more impressive and better qualified than you. In short, your mind becomes so occupied with doubts and negative thoughts that you end up anticipating failure.

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:

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