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How to Recruit a PR Freelancer Even though your PR employees might be on holiday, the need for PR experts doesn’t stop. Recruiting a PR freelancer can be a very good way of covering absences while your colleagues are away on their summer holidays. If you are thinking of doing this, there are a couple of things you should think about so you can make sure you get exactly the right person to do the job. One of the most important things to consider is the period of time you will actually need to hire a PR freelancer for. It might sound obvious, but it will definitely help you to plan what you need (and also plan your budget), so deciding early on how long you want to hire them for will be very useful. It means you’ll be able to be much clearer when it comes to the issue of public relations recruiting further on in the process. Another important issue you need to think about when hiring a PR freelancer is the role they will be filling. For instance, will they be in charge of a team or reporting to someone else? Do you need someone to take care of general PR duties or will they be focusing on a specific aspect of the work? Do they need to have experience of working with clients in a specific industry? Knowing exactly what they will need to do will not only help you tailor your search to find the right person, but it will also make sure you’re not left with a gap in your PR operations. Once you’re certain you have a good idea of what you need, it’s time to set about finding your summer PR freelancer. One option here is to advertise the vacancy on your website and job boards, or maybe you already know some freelancers who could help. It’s always a good idea, though, to contact a PR recruitment agency. They will have lots of freelancers on their books and will be able to match your specification to the people they work with; it will help to increase your chances of getting the right person for the job. A public relations recruiting agency will also be able to help you with the administrative side of things; rather than you having to take valuable time out to search for a freelancer, they’ll be able to find suitable people for you. With a bit of luck, you’ll have found the right person in no time and your business will keep operating every bit as smoothly as it has always done. Check out the Media Recruitment Website for more possibilities on PR Careers


How to Recruit a PR Freelancer