PR Recruiters & Finding a Job in Public Relations

Sometimes the search for a PR job can be a grueling one. It doesn’t hurt to find a recruiter to help you in the task. At no cost to you, a recruiter will screen applications and resumes to determine if you might be the right candidate for a job position, pitch you to the company, set up an interview, and if a business hires you, the recruiter may get some money! So, they will work hard to help you, but don’t think that means you don’t have to impress them. Recruiters want to gain a reputation for finding quality candidates, so you’re helping to build their credibility, too.

To begin, check the recruiting firm’s website. Some websites clearly state how to submit a resume to their database or explain how to contact the recruiters. If that isn’t the case, look up recruiters on LinkedIn and connect with them, messaging them what job you’re seeking and your experiences (briefly). Thinking of this as a mini cover letter is a good way to start.

Eventually, you should change the conversation from a LinkedIn message to email where you can attach your full resume and continue the conversation more efficiently. Don’t fret if a recruiter doesn’t respond right away or with any jobs for you– you’ll at least be added to their database of connections, and they could reach out to you later with a position that may arise.

Job recruiters often specialize in recruiting for specific fields. We’ve created a brief list of the most successful PR/Advertising recruiting firms around the country to get you started on your job search.

Best of luck!

Name City Website Description Email Phone Resume Submission
Heyman Associates New York, NY
San Francisco, CA
http://heymanassociates.com/ Public Affairs & Communications mrainone@heymanassociates.com (212) 784-2703 Email to: resume@heymanassociates.com
PR Talent Chicago, IL
Los Angeles, CA
New York, NY
San Francisco, CA
http://prtalent.com/ Public Relations NY: ndavis@prtalent.com
San Francisco & Northwest: agraf@prtalent.com
Southern California: jdelulio@prtalent.com
NY: (646) 595-0138
San Francisco & Northwest: (415) 524-7447
Southern California: (714) 536-0050
N/A
Phifer & Co. New York
Los Angeles, CA
http://phifercompany.com/global/ Public Relations, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media info@phifercompany.com NY: (646) 380-5131
LA: (310) 984-6882
N/A
Melinda Holm & Associates Forest Park, IL
Chicago, IL
http://melindaholm.com/ Public Relations, Marketing, Advertising info@mhajobs.com Forest Park: 708.488.9701
Chicago: 312.924.2829
http://melindaholm.com/for-candidates/marketing-jobs/
Wills Consulting Associates, Inc. Greenwich, CT http://www.wca-search.com/ Public Relations, Corporate Communications, Public Affairs jcw@wca-search.com 203.524.2698 http://www.wca-search.com/contact.html
Flesher & Associates Los Altos, CA http://www.flesher.com/ Public Relations, Marketing and Communications info@flesher.com 650-917-9900 N/A
TorchLightHire, LLC Alexandria, VA http://torchlighthire.com/ Public Relations, Advertising, Social Media, Management, Social Media info@torchlighthire.com 703.566.1452 Email to: info@torchlighthire.com
MJS Executive Search Scarsdale, NY http://www.mjsearch.com/ Public Relations, Communications, Marketing, Social Media, Digital info@mjsearch.com (914) 631-1774 N/A
Patch & Associates San Francisco, CA http://patchassociates.com/ Public Relations and Marketing info@patchassociates.com 415-353-0272 Email to: resumes@patchassociates.com
Lynn Hazan & Associates Chicago, IL http://lhazan.com/ Communications & Marketing lynn@lhazan.com (312) 863-5401 N/A
Peter Bell & Associates, LLC New York, NY http://www.peterbellassociates.com/ Public Relations & Communications peter@peterbellassociates.com (212) 371-0992 http://www.peterbellassociates.com/for-candidates.html

 

 

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