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PR Salaries to Escalate in 2014

January 9, 2014 by prtalent

Salaries are trending up for PR and MarCom positions across the country. This is PR Talent’s assessment of where the stand today.

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What Will be the Hot PR Jobs in 2014

November 26, 2013 by angelsmith

On almost every candidate call I’m asked “how’s business” or “what’s the hiring picture look like?” Often with a concerned tone like… it must be hell to be a recruiter for PR jobs in this economy?!? I reply by saying that hiring has been steady and trending up since early 2010. And that’s the truth. Why?There are three sectors of […]

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PR Bunting

February 3, 2013 by prtalent

Getting into the spirit of things for the upcoming State of the Union address (I’ve already hung the red, white and blue bunting which I normally reserve for when the Yankees are in the World Series) here are a few ramblings on the State of the PR Industry for 2013… The hottest coupling in Hollywood.  The beautiful marriage of digital […]

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PR Talent Adds SF & Chicago Office Heads

January 17, 2013 by prtalent

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — PR Talent, the nation’s largest PR specialist recruiting firm, has added Angie Graf, as VP of Bay Area and Northwest Recruiting and Sheri Scott, as VP of Chicago and Midwest  Recruiting. “We believe that having recruiters on the ground in key markets is the best  way to understand that region’s unique […]

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PR Talent Launches 5 New Job Boards

July 20, 2012 by angelsmith

PR Talent’s boards also offer candidates career coaching, resume writing services, and the ability to set up personal job alerts. In addition, the job boards are members of the Marketing, Technology, and Healthcare Job Board Networks, enabling PR Talent clients to quickly post a single job to more than 500 other job boards — including other public relations job boards — at a highly discounted rate.

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Agency vs. Client Side

February 27, 2012 by nikitasdavis70

My views on this topic are based on my years of recruiting experience in the PR industry and many conversations with people who have made the move from  agency  to client side. The decision to make a move from agency to client side depends on where you are in your career and what you are […]

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2012 PR Agency Salary Survery – LA, NY, SF, Chicago and London

January 21, 2012 by angelsmith

At PR Talent, we’ve never done a salary survey before…. and I’m not about to start now!   Market research has never been my strength and the thought of hiring some independent researcher to pull together an exhaustive survey that delivers only quasi-useful information is not my idea of fun.  On the other hand, after 14 […]

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PR Talent Opens London office

November 18, 2011 by angelsmith

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — PR Talent has announced the opening of a London office to handle executive search for full-time and freelance public relations positions. London is the first international office for the world’s largest PR specialist recruiting firm. Diane Alexis, PR Talent’s VP of International and Eastern Region U.S. Recruiting, will lead the office. […]

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Steve Jobs was no Einstein… or Edison

October 8, 2011 by angelsmith

Not since Michael Jackson have we seen such an outpouring of heartfelt sympathy and appreciation for a public figure.  It seems the overwhelming sentiment is that Steve Jobs and his creative mind really changed the way Americans interact on a daily basis.  But did he really? He didn’t invent anything that really changed the way we […]

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Get a Clue

February 24, 2011 by angelsmith

When it comes to their careers, most people don’t have a clue.  They don’t have a plan, a roadmap, a flashlight or even a Thomas Guide.  They simply keep plowing forward, head down and hand out for the next paycheck.  My guess is that a majority of people in PR put more thought into the […]

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New Rules for a New Reality

September 8, 2010 by angelsmith

In my July post I talked about the growing demand for public relations talent along with the growing time to hire talent.  As we head toward mid-September both trends are continuing and as the supply of PR talent diminishes we may see the time to hire window reverting back to the 6-8 weeks timeframe of a couple […]

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What's up… is anyone hiring out there?

July 2, 2010 by angelsmith

Yes…. and No.   Some people are hiring but they’re taking their time.  In PR, the average interview to hire timeframe is now 12-16 weeks v. 6-8 weeks from 2 years ago.  But that’s good news…. people are hiring in PR and it’s mostly due to the increased demand for public relations professionals with social media experience.  Clearly PR […]

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Hunting Heads For Twenty Ten

January 5, 2010 by angelsmith

OK.  So it’s a new year.  Same as the old year?  I don’t think so. This year there’s a palpable sense that people want to do business.  They want to quit wringing their hands and take some risks.  Make some decisions and actually get stuff done.  I think everyone’s tired of the woe is me, […]

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10 Strategies for the Accidental Entrepreneur

July 1, 2009 by angelsmith

As more and more talented folks find themselves thrust into the role of an accidental entrepreneur… suddenly starring in their own start-up…  here are some tips I’ve learned over a few recessions.  I also invite even better insights from other accidental entrepreneurs.    1. Prioritize Skills.  Brand You is an overused term but it is a good descriptor in this context.  As a new […]

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How to Get a Recruiter's Attention in a Recession

June 3, 2009 by angelsmith

Times are tough for candidates.  Layoffs abound, jobs are in short supply, and competition for the few available openings is intense.   Candidates are looking for allies and are reaching out to recruiters like never before.  But recruiters are not easy to reach.  Why?  They’ve got lots of candidates but few jobs.  The pendulum has swung and recruiters need to focus most […]

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PR Departments Getting Worked – and Hard

May 28, 2009 by angelsmith

Agency budgets are being cut but the workload is not diminishing for most public relations departments as much of the burden is being shifted to an ever-leaner — and literally meaner — in-house staff. Over the past few years PR has done a good job at grabbing a significant share of the social media pie, […]

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What to Leave Out of Your Resume!

May 20, 2009 by angelsmith

Nearly everything written about resume design concentrates on what you should put in. But let’s look at what should be left out, or at least minimized. Salary history or salary requirements. I’ve never heard one good reason to mention your past, current, or expected salary. If you see a classified ad that says, “Only resumes […]

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Keys to an Effective Resume for PR Candidates OR putting ‘Brand You’ on Paper

May 15, 2009 by angelsmith

First of all there are no rules any more. But we do have some strong suggestions… especially if you’re sending your resume to PR Talent. Brand You. Remember that your resume is summarizing your professional abilities as concisely and persuasively as possible. It’s ‘Brand You’ on paper. Make sure that everything you put in your […]

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As a War Ends, A New Nation Begins

May 6, 2009 by angelsmith

In 1998, McKinsey published The War for Talent, a landmark study that predicted a white-collar talent shortage as large numbers of Baby Boomers marched off into retirement between the years 2000 and 2015.  What McKinsey didn’t forecast was today’s economic crisis that diminishes these jobs, while simultaneously adding to the ranks tens of thousands of […]

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