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

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

Writing Unique Cover Letters to Stand Out in the Job Search

It’s application time for spring internships, and if you are anything like me, you give a sigh of discouragement when the job listing requires that all interesting applicants submit a resume and cover letter.  The resume is the easy part.  It’s a document you have saved for the sole purpose of easily attaching it to … Continue reading

Engage on Twitter with Twitter Chats

When the president of my PRSSA chapter shared a list of good “Twitter Chats” with myself and the other members of the organization today, I was intrigued.  I had heard her discuss them before, but as you know, I am new to Twitter and had yet to explore this function of the network.  I did … Continue reading

Determining Your Market Value

Although I am still an undergrad, I often check job listings to get an idea of what companies expect entry-level applicants to know.  This gives me a better idea of what I want to learn from my mentor and pre-professional organizations.  Many of them ask for “salary requirements”, “salary history” or “desired salary”.  How can … Continue reading

Who You Know Really Does Count

In a field like PR, you are expected to be a good talker.  This puts a lot of pressure on aspiring publicists to be excellent networkers.  Conversation is an excellent way to show off those “strong verbal communication” skills we all boast on our resumes and it is the first impression you leave with someone … Continue reading

Making PR Plays

At PRSSA National Conference 2010, our first speaker was a man by the name of Alan Kelly. He is the founder of Playmaker Systems, LLC a management consulting firm that gives the public relations industry something completely new: the standard table of influence strategies. It is the first attempt to develop a framework of how … Continue reading

Why Tweet?

< Twitter for PR (Public Relations)  View more presentations from Corinne Weisgerber. >I was beginning to feel as if I was at a disadvantage not having a Twitter account.  Although it was the hot topic on a handful of PR blogs, I couldn’t believe that all of my peers were using it.  That is, of … Continue reading