This in response to a direct question from another list's member who
has helped others by offering solutions. I thought it might be of some
folks here as well.
In PR job searching...
Don't forget IABC.com (International Association of Business
Communicators) and PRSA.org. PRSA Journal annually publishes an issue
with listings and ads of related businesses and advertisers, including
headhunters. This is a must resource for new jobseekers. If you write or
call PRSA, they will send you a copy for $20 or so as I recall. Do it.
Major search sites (like excite.com and yahoo.com) have job listings and
links, as do major ISP's (like aol.com.).
Job Search Sites
Other, dedicated job search sites that, in the past, I found
particularly good for ad and PR types, are:
ajb.dni.us (America's Job Bank - government jobs and those listed with
state employment offices. Yes, there can be some top jobs listed!)
nytimes.com (for classifieds)
adage.com (yes, for PR too)
careercity.com (heavy tech. focus)
careers.wsj.com (Wall Street Journal)
jobbankusa.com (only so-so for senior people)
nationjob.com (e-mails your selections)
All of the above are http;//www. Some of them provide an opportunity for
you to enter your search criteria so that you can receive an e-mail from
A tip: If you select multiple job descriptions or geographical areas, it
is better to have more than one account. They keyword system is great,
but imperfect, and the e-mails will contain a lot of waste. For example,
if one job title you aspire to is vice president, in account service,
then � along with a PR V.P. and Account Director listing, you are likely
to get listings for accountants, Director of New Accounts for a shoe
manufacturer, and similar positions for all the geographical locations
you selected. Open multiple accounts, with one, two or three for the
primary, secondary or tertiary areas you'd like to work and more for
the different positions/titles you are targeting.
Here's some additional information, including many - but not all - of
the best headhunters in communications. Some of the information is not
complete and many of the firms now have e-mail capacity or web sites
that I do not have recorded. Also, some phone numbers and people may
have changed. But the firms, as best I know, are all still in business.
Top guns don't disappear.
N.B. At the Times and Wall Street Journal sites, not all ads in the
paper are included in the web listings. Advertisers are charges more for
A top, perhaps the top, New York-based, national headhunter, is Arnie
Huberman of Huberman Associates (Arnie@...
Another is Spring Associates, which has a voice mail job listing and, I
believe, recently went on-line. Dennis Spring is the top gun there.
Another firm big is PR is (the) Cantor Concern in N.Y. Marie Raperto is
President. They now have a web site as well, I believe. Fax no. is
212.245.1012. Do not expect a call back from sending your resume. The
firm's approach is to send you a letter when they have an opening that
might match your qualifications or that matches those of a possible
Success Personnel is another: Fax 212.245.1012
Lee Moxey Associates: Fax: 212.286.9763 (Office 212.286.9700)
Ellen Abrahams, Inc. Fax: 212.360.5535
Lee Martin of Howard-Sloan-Koller in N.Y. Fax: 212.557.9178
The Fry Group, N.Y., Fax: 212.557.3449 (John Fry or his number 2,
Jacqui Brell, I think (Sorry, I can't remember for sure.).
A really hot, Midwest group, in the Chicago area (don't have the
address, phone or e-mail addess at this time), is Witzig Associates; Pam
Witzig, president. She's a very nice person, very professional and - as
you might expect - less aggressive than us Easterners in her approach,
which is why she is so successful in the Heartland and beyond. Witzig
represents employers and is open to all levels of candidates.
In Connecticut, the top marcomm recruiter is Diane Dawson-Browne of All
the Right People in Hartford. Fax: is 860.706.0146. They may be on-line
now as well. Most, but not all, of the positions handed by ATRP are
mid-level or entry-level. Occasionally, they get a top corporate or
Gromwell (not Cromwell) Group in N.Y. Fax: 212.697.8637
Marshall Consultants (N.Y. & Calif; Susan de Lemos , V.P., in NY)
A great place where sites are updated and reviewed (with descriptions)
is The Riley Guide: http://www.rileyguide.dbm.com
Another is http://www.hitbox.com/wc/world.100.employment.html
One of the very best listing sources is J.R. O'Dwyer's Report. If you
are looking for a job in P.R., you ought to be a subscriber. It costys
$60-75 a year. While some of the positions are listed elsewhere, not all
Also, don't forget the newspapers on line. Virtually every one, in every
major city, makes their clasifieds available at no cost. So, if you want
to go to L.A., check out latimes.com, etc.
Good luck to all those looking. Let me know if I can be of assistance as
you conduct your search.
Solo PR/IR, government affairs practitioners; creatives;account service
folks and smal-tomid-size firms that would like the business benefits
and reach of mega-agencies (yet insist on maintaining their
independence) will want to know that the "kitchen table" effort to build
VirtuNet is continuing. VirtuNet is the fledgling affiliation of peer
peer in a virtual national agency that would, when developed fully, be
positioned for competition with the best and the biggest in the nation.
The impetus for this business came from my own experience in which I
found that the big agency pros I managed or who served my account (in
agency and corporate environmentsw) were no better, and often less
qualified, than their counterparts in large, prestigious firms. There's
a lot of firepower out there that is not necessarily organized. How,
then, to organize it for the benefit of all who participate, including
clients who want big agency service without big agency problems and
Members are expected to produce and support new business and can look to
affiliated subject matter experts/skilled specialists for specialty
assistance regional expertise and capabilities and more. if we don't
have exactly the person or talent a member needs to complete a program,
we'll find them. But, the odds are we have or, as we grow, will have
just the right resource/ For example, one of the early signers is a top
I.R. specialist, an independent who provides consulting I.R. support to
top ten PR firms and their clients. Another is in the Midwest with big
name food and manufacturing accounts under her belt.. Another is a
broadly published tech writer located in Washington, D.C.. There are two
Northeast ad agencies involved. And, we have a long, long way to go.
To demonstrate your interest (without obligation) in "charter
affiliation" when and if we launch in a major way, e-mail your resume,
CV or profile in confidence (with last name:Resume in the subject box to
You are encouraged to add narrative with regard to strengths and areas
of specialization and your ability to respond to client account service
Attachments should be saved in M.S. Word 5.1 or lower, or Simple Text If
there is any question of mac readability, put it all in the e-mail.
A key dimension of the concept is to have people on the ground in the
home region of a prospective or new client, assuring at-hand service as
well as the support , through the account person - of the most capable
people in the field across the country Naturally, larget clients will
have face time as needed with the more distant members of the team
Our first project, for a major U.S. Government agency was a creative and
financial success. Another, for a major international food service
company was a modest financial success, extremely successful
operationally, but requires a full-court press in Northern New Jersey
(metro N.Y. marketing H.Q and Massachusetts (Corporate H.Q.) to make the
next, large leap to a more enduring relationship. Two more accounts, in
my home region, are as smooth asw silk, a further indication that direct
client service at the client's point of business, is an essential
ingredient of the fully baked pie.
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