A day in the life of Hartigan Recruitment

Recruiters get a bad press, and often it is well deserved. There are far too many consultants out there who see candidates as a resource; nothing more than a stack of CVs to match to new jobs that come in.…

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How to stand out from your PR peers

The wind of technological change is blowing through the public relations industry, and PRs can no longer rely on their copywriting chops or contacts book to stay ahead of their peers. Today’s public relations professional needs a portfolio of technology …

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Finding the right cultural fit

There are few worse feelings than acing an interview for your dream job, only to be turned down because you aren’t “the right cultural fit”.

Failing a job application is always a blow, but it can be especially depressing when …

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In search of the elusive B2B Tech PR professional

You can usually tell the technology department at any large agency: while the consumer team’s pod is typically piled with chocolates, bottles of fancy booze, and high-end toiletries, the tech desk is unadorned except for a scattering of branded USB …

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Getting started in PR

It’s almost July and you want help getting started in PR. Those three years of hedonism are now behind you, your all-important degree certificate is in your back pocket, and you’ve got nearly £40,000 worth of debt weighing you down. …

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How to write the perfect PR CV

LinkedIn is a wonderful tool for advertising yourself to potential employers, but writing the perfect CV is critical. At Hartigan we’re increasingly seeing candidates who spend a great deal of time curating their LinkedIn profile, but it’s becoming rare to …

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Will robots replace the recruiter?

It seems that every week brings fresh reports of another industry conquered by bots and Artificial Intelligence (AI), so how long before we at Hartigan are forced into a career change – one that will no doubt require us to …

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Q&A: The life of a Freelance PR

Freelancing, they say, is how we’ll all work in the future, and there are already around five million self-employed workers in the UK alone doing everything from driving cabs to public relations. With the chancellor’s recent budget throwing the spotlight …

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