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Is your online image ugly?

Have you ever Googled yourself?  If you answered “no”, then try it.  The first three things that come up when I search my own name are LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter in that order.  It is now common for employers to Google you or search for you on these social media platforms before they hire you … Continue reading

Social Media Success Stories

Do you still feel like you haven’t uncovered all that Twitter has to offer?  Are you not as well connected as you should be on LinkedIn?  Social Media is a valuable career resource, and to prove it I asked some friends for their social media success stories. Ashley Peskoe, a graduating senior at Drexel majoring … Continue reading

4 Best Posts from my 4 favorites

Not sure you want to take my word for it that those blogs are awesome resources?  Check out my favorite posts from each and get a sample of what they have to offer before you subscribe. “Social Media and the Tale of Two Career Paths” from Brian Solis:  In addition to a great overview of … Continue reading

My 4 Favorite PR Blogs

Below are blogs I love to read.  Each is unique in its insight into the world of PR and social media, but should you choose to follow my lead and follow these blogs you will gain a well-rounded sense of the industry.– This blog offers great social media and new media insight.  Solis utilizes … Continue reading

Don’t feel like you have enough experience in the final leg of college? It’s not too late

Time is running out for all of you juniors and seniors.  The job search is either well underway or in the near future.  Maybe your career wasn’t first on your list up to this point, but now it’s time to focus.  If you feel like your resume is not as full as it should be, … Continue reading

Following up to interviews without being a needy candidate

So you’ve just finished the interview, and this is the position you absolutely want.  You want to express your gratitude first and foremost, but  how do you deal with the lingering fear that you will be forgotten as the company continues to interview other candidates?  Being too aggressive can misrepresent you and potentially cost you … Continue reading

Pre-Interview Research: How Far Should You Go?

Preparing for an interview is a stressful process: picking the right interview outfit, gathering all of your materials, thinking of answers to commonly asked questions that represent you and then there’s the research process.  It’s a known fact that companies like to hear you’ve “done your homework”, but unlike your homework it doesn’t have to … Continue reading

The Perks of Starting Your Career at a PR Agency

There was always something appealing to me about the thought of working in an agency.  I love the idea of having a hand in several projects at once and I have had great experiences interning at PR agencies, so great in fact that since my first public relations agency, I haven’t looked back.  My boss … Continue reading

Dispelling the HR myth of “Unemployable” and how to make sure you aren’t

What do they mean by “unemployable”? The Savvy Intern Blog shared a quote from an HR professional that has those of us hoping to land our first jobs unscathed by the economic downturn shaking in our boots.  According to this professional: “Once you are unemployed more than six months, you are considered pretty much unemployable.  … Continue reading

The ordinary need not apply: finding “creatives” in the PR industry

According to a recent blog post on Mashable, the new trend in internship applications especially among start-ups is including a social media component in the application process.  What is the reason for this inspired new idea (besides the fact that companies are sick of reading through cover letters and resumes)?  For one thing, your social … Continue reading