NEW YORK—The Council of Public Relations Firms has launched its first interactive job board, the Council of PR Firms Career Center. The new service offers its members—and the public relations industry at large—an easy-to-use and highly targeted resource for some of the country’s top public relations firms’ jobs and online employment connections.
“The Council’s new Career Center will attempt to connect top talent with great career opportunities at public relations firms across the country,” said Kathy Cripps, president of the Council of Public Relations Firms. “Job seekers can learn more about Council member firms through Find-a-Firm. Additionally, since the public relations business is growing at such a healthy rate, we will provide tools to help with career transitions for those outside the industry who are interested in a career in public relations.”
The most recent industry data suggests that the demand for talent is likely to continue. The Council’s 2006 fourth quarter “quick survey” revealed that 90 percent of participating firms were hiring, and 87% were projecting revenue growth for the year ending 2006.Veronis Suhler Stephenson, a financial investment company, is projecting compound industry growth of 11.1 percent through 2010.
The Council’s Career Center enables employers to post jobs online, search for qualified candidates based on specific job criteria, and create an online resume agent to email their preferred candidates daily.
For job seekers, Council of PR Firms Career Center is a free service that allows them to post resumes and browse and view available jobs based on their criteria.