Mumsnet Academy – How to find a job and a CV masterclass

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In September I’m going to be delivering a couple of careers guidance courses for Mumsnet Academy with Heather McGreagor, aka Mrs Moneypenny, in London.  I’m really excited about these, not least because those people who sign up will be really keen to make the most of our advice and put our guidance into action.

On Thursday 18th September it’ll be a CV masterclass  Continue reading

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How to describe your job on your CV

I see a lot of CVs and the thing that most people struggle with is being detailed enough about what they do in their current job.  The job you’re doing at the moment, particularly if you’ve been doing it for several years, is what’s going to get you your next job so it’s important you let future employers know exactly what you do so they can get a good picture of what you’re capable of.  Continue reading

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Stephen Waddington – Brand Vandals

I stumbled across this lecture by Stephen Waddington from last year and it’s worth checking out whether you’re looking to start your career in PR or whether you’re a seasoned practitioner.  He explores the impact of social media across business, practice and academia.

Also, take note of his advice right at the start of this video – if you want to work in PR, write a blog.

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Infographic: How to get a job in PR

I’m a fan of infographics. They may be a bit old hat these days but I think they can be a really striking way of presenting information. I had a bash at doing one for ‘How To Get A Job In PR’ and this is the result. It’s surprisingly hard to get across the tone and content of a whole book in one infographic!

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Goodreads Giveaway of ‘How To Get A Job In PR’

Goodreads Book Giveaway

How to Get a Job in PR by Sarah Stimson

How to Get a Job in PR

by Sarah Stimson

Giveaway ends March 05, 2014.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

 

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The truth about employment references

I write about a dozen employment reference each year for the Taylor Bennett Foundation alumni.  A well written reference can take some time to write and can make all the difference to whether or not you are offered a position.  Usually new employers ask ex-employers for a reference once they decide to offer you a job and often the contract is sent to you ‘subject to references’ – meaning that they have the right to withdraw the offer if the references don’t come up to scratch.

So, how should you go about getting a good reference? Continue reading

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20 Useful Articles for PR Job Hunters

1. What does a PR agency do? 

2. The future of the PR industry 

3. Why I deleted your PR job application

4. How to start a career in PR

5. The three Rs of job applications Continue reading

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