By David J. Albritton If you’re lucky, you’ve already discovered many of your passions and get to spend much of your time enjoying things that bring you excitement and joy. However, maybe you’ve not yet connected with activities, skills, and interests that ignite your passion. It takes time, soul-searching, and some life experience to identify…… Continue reading 15 Questions to Ask Yourself to Discover Your True Passions
Get Out and Go Places!
You might just learn something you already know. By William Soquet As I listened to a talk delivered by Matt Ragas and Ron Culp, both professors of public relations at DePaul, their themes sounded familiar. Not vaguely familiar as in ‘I think I’ve heard of this before’, but familiar as in ‘these themes are…… Continue reading Get Out and Go Places!
Still Not Done: Fighting Ageism in the Workplace
By Lauren McGrath and Ella Tobias Patti Temple Rocks has held a variety of titles throughout her 40 years in the communications field before ageism activist became a part of the list. But whatever title she’s holding – whether it’s writer, speaker, manager or mentor – what’s most important is that she’s still not…… Continue reading Still Not Done: Fighting Ageism in the Workplace
Oscar Suris: A PR Pro Who Embraces Growth Through Reinvention
By Mila Osorio and Chris Lopez Oscar Suris is no stranger to how hard work, determination, and a willing spirit can aid one in defying the odds. Statistically, few Hispanics and Latinos reach the highest levels of corporations in the United States. This Cuba native, however, has not only headed global communications for a…… Continue reading Oscar Suris: A PR Pro Who Embraces Growth Through Reinvention
Top 10 Posts of 2022 Focus on Self Improvement, Job Search and DEI
Time flies: Culpwrit is wrapping up its 14th year and nearing 1,500 posts. It was the early spring of 2008 when three interns led by Kevin Saghy pitched the idea of this blog to yours truly, who at the time headed the Chicago office of Ketchum. That winning pitch was more life changing than…… Continue reading Top 10 Posts of 2022 Focus on Self Improvement, Job Search and DEI
Did I Choose the Right Major?
Q. I’ve just started the first semester of my sophomore year and wonder if I picked the wrong major (journalism). I love journalism, but other friends have switched to public relations and digital media which seem to offer more job prospects. I know you are biased towards PR, but I’m looking for all sorts…… Continue reading Did I Choose the Right Major?
Back-to-School Career Booster: Volunteerism
As college students return to campus, this is the right moment to think about volunteer opportunities that will help enhance resumes and future job prospects. While many students are laser-focused on classes and prospecting for paid internships, college freshman and sophomores and high school students would be wise to seek out relevant volunteer experiences…… Continue reading Back-to-School Career Booster: Volunteerism
The Apprenticeship Gap
By David Selby “View your career as a lifelong apprenticeship” was a wonderful piece of advice I received early in my now long professional journey. I probably didn’t know what to make of it at the time, but it is advice that I have carried with me and reflected upon often. To me “lifelong…… Continue reading The Apprenticeship Gap
Rip Up Your Resume: Focus on Your LinkedIn Profile
I raised some eyebrows at a lecture to graduating seniors at a west coast college in June when I suggested they tear up their resumes. I quickly added that I really didn’t mean getting rid of their resumes, but it was my way of getting their attention to spend more time developing their LinkedIn…… Continue reading Rip Up Your Resume: Focus on Your LinkedIn Profile
Why We All Need to Get Back to the Office
Although the work-from-home routine has gotten comfortable for many of us, it is time to get back to the office—at least for part of the week. And this is vitally important for recent graduates and young pros trying to launch their careers. Over the past few weeks, I have talked with more than a…… Continue reading Why We All Need to Get Back to the Office