Introduction - Careers Network Mentoring Scheme
Hi my name's Jonathan and I run my own PR marketing consultancy based in the West Midlands Birmingham was my alma mater and I graduated in 1973 with a degree in Economic History.
Marketing, more recently PR have been combined in my career we're leading brands in the automotive, engineering, electronics and logistics sectors. I'd single out Sony DHL for 20 years my consultancy is focused on PR for award-winning businesses and SME's with my associates we've created new opportunities, responded to new challenges and helped solve issues in difficult circumstances.
Now, and I expect this will get cut, my only concession to the current pandemic is my beard. I'm just waiting for the right opportunity to get it trimmed.
Mentoring Support - Careers Network Mentoring Scheme
I can support you through the Careers Network mentoring scheme by a combination of advice, support and encouragement all designed with and for you to help you start a successful career.
As one of the original founding mentors of this scheme and past successful evolution, I have my own special breadth of experience to offer from simple tools to assist with your career planning to listening to your questions and providing suggestions for you to consider.
Having a mentor is like taking a big step forward. Right now I still have a mentor for my business and two who help me with my music studies. As a mentor myself I know that being one is never complete there's always more that you can do and offer. You're about to begin your journey, the mentors on the scheme are here to help you and assist you to begin your career. Any of us will be delighted to hear from you.
Top Tip for Industry - Careers Network Mentoring Scheme
My top tip for getting into a career is a super question. Before I answer that my advice is to have your own mantra. You might like the secret of getting ahead is getting started according to Mark Twain then my tip fora successful career in PR Communications is to continuously evolve your skills in the changing environments that we all face.
Find time for your own CPD, improve your knowledge through further qualifications and join an appropriate professional body like the Chartered Institute of Public Relations. There’s no doubt its hard work in PR and Communications. It requires dedication and flexibility to manage the unusual working hours for those of us who work in this environment it's very satisfying and believe me we have some fun along the way.