Growing a PR Career at 5W Public Relations
By: Cassie, HR & Talent Supervisor
Joining the 5W team a year and a half ago, I never could have anticipated the growth and opportunities that would come my way as I stepped foot into the buzzing offices on my first day. Leading the Recruitment team means I get an up-close and personal view of our staff on a daily basis and it’s truly been one of the most rewarding experiences of my career. Not only does every individual care about doing and being their best, but you have the ability to pave your own path. There’s nothing more rewarding than walking through the halls and hearing teams brainstorming or applauding each other’s success. It’s what makes my job and the work of our team so rewarding.
So what do we look for in prospective 5W employees? That is the million dollar question my team is asked, and answers on a daily basis. As the Recruitment team for 5W, we spend our days speaking with the best and brightest in the industry, and although the field is constantly evolving, there are a few characteristics that never go out of style. Here are a few specifically that we look for when speaking with talent:
We welcome the individuals that sat in the front rows of their classes, took on projects that were outside of their comfort zones and consistently raised their hands to get involved. This is an innate quality that can’t be taught, is difficult to replicate but is greatly appreciated at 5W!
One of our favorite mottos is that we don’t live by a playbook here. 5W is a company that thinks outside of the box and encourages staff to get creative for our clients. We look for individuals that go against the grain and can bring fresh ideas and perspective. How have you flexed your creativity muscles in your previous and current work?
Do your homework. Come to the conversation prepared with industry knowledge and recent campaigns that caught your attention. Show us your expertise of the field and the movers and shakers within! Even better, top this off with your knowledge on 5W; recent blog posts from our team, business we won, placements that caught your eye, etc.
No two days are alike at 5W, but there is one constant–your team. We look for individuals that can be leaders and take ownership of their work, while working cohesively and successfully within a group. How have you demonstrated this and made an impact on your team?
5W is growing and we’re always looking for talent and individuals that truly love what they do, are passionate about the industry and want continued opportunities for growth. If this sounds like you, let’s talk! Visit our careers page.