Testing Times

Posted by Prospect‘s UK Team

It’s fair to say it’s been a tough few months. Despite restrictions easing, businesses are feeling the economic side-effects of the pandemic and it’s all going to take some time to recover. Most PR agencies have put a pause on recruitment until there is more certainty in the market. There are jobs available but they are few and far between. But it’s not all bad news. There are some positive signs that the market will recover. Stick with us and we’ll make sure you are ready to move forward and take advantage of new roles when they come up. In the meantime, we are still here to give you all the advice you need.

What is Prospect seeing in the PR jobs market?

As recruiters, we have an insight into the industry that some don’t have. We recently surveyed both our freelance and permanent candidate database to get a more accurate picture of what was happening in
the market. The good news is that many businesses are not making redundancies. They are holding tight and many still haven’t needed to furlough anyone. There is work to be done, and some are even winning new business.

We feel that as soon as things start to get back to normal, the hiring freezes will be lifted. Freelance will come back and we’ll gradually see more in-house roles as teams will require more support for new projects. It will take some time for the permanent job market to fully recover but we are confident it will.

What can you do to be ready to secure roles that are available?

This is a great time to nail your approach to job hunting. We can provide tips and advice on how to format your CV properly; managing salary expectations; how to prepare for an interview; how to interview effectively etc. Many interview are still taking place online but it’s just as important to adequately prepare!


How can Prospect help you right now?
Register with us by sending your CV to colette@prospectresourcing.com and we will get in touch for a brief chat to find out a bit more about you’re currently at. Whatever your situation at the moment, we’d love to hear from you.