PRSSA Chapter Gives Future Communicators Tools They Need to Succeed in the Job Search By Gisselle Bahena DePaul’s PRSSA and Ad Society recently co-hosted a career workshop event named, New Year, New Me…New Resume. The purpose of this event was to give students the opportunity to enhance their professional materials and skills so they…… Continue reading New Year, New Me… New Resume
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Surprising Ways a PR Pro’s Appearance Can Matter
By Katie Brenneman Public Relations is part of any business. While every company that exists relies on interacting with people, at some point, the matter of presenting the company accurately and positively comes into play. That’s the goal of PR – to build awareness and spread an organization’s narrative in a positive light. Just…… Continue reading Surprising Ways a PR Pro’s Appearance Can Matter
6 Tips for Building a Job-Winning Video Resume
By Chomparani Ali In a tough job market, there’s no denying that your application needs to stand head and shoulders above others to have a chance of landing that dream job. With recruiters spending little more than seconds on the average resume, there’s not much time to make a good impression. One of the…… Continue reading 6 Tips for Building a Job-Winning Video Resume
How to Tailor Your Resume and Cover Letter
By Nathan Brook Public image is at the forefront of all successful businesses, whether they’re a small start-up or a global corporation. Additionally, the rise of social media and influencer marketing means that these sometimes high-profile individuals also need to be cautious about their public perception. All of this means that PR professionals are…… Continue reading How to Tailor Your Resume and Cover Letter
Interview Prep Advice for Your First Role in PR
Jobs in the PR industry tend to require confidence, strong communication skills and good interpersonal skills. The interview stage is therefore an important step in helping hiring managers determine if you’re the right fit for the role. Consultant and researcher Amanda Crowe and I put our heads together to come up with the following…… Continue reading Interview Prep Advice for Your First Role in PR
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
Q&A: Are Cover Letters Still Relevant?
Q. Most online job boards seem to only want a copy of my resume, but some postings require a cover letter and others make them optional. A cover letter takes a lot of thought and time. Does it really matter? -DL A. Over the years, I’ve often had similar doubts–mainly because I’ve seen so…… Continue reading Q&A: Are Cover Letters Still Relevant?
Interns are a Bargain: Pay Them Fairly
As the summer internship season moves into full swing, I decided to conduct another informal review of internship salaries. Fortunately, significant improvement has been made at many of the surveyed agencies, corporations and nonprofits. But others still hold onto minimum wage levels or slightly above. Therefore, I decided to reprise the same headline plea…… Continue reading Interns are a Bargain: Pay Them Fairly
CHECK PLEASE! How to proof and polish to protect your professional image.
By Jill O’Mahony Stewart, M.S., M.A. As another school year winds down, I worry that my many writing-teacher admonitions will fade like the pinks and yellows of spring flowers. “What will stick?” I ask myself. “What will they remember and continue to practice?” I fret. With a nod to the wonderful restaurant review show hosted…… Continue reading CHECK PLEASE! How to proof and polish to protect your professional image.
How I’ve Navigated Working Amid Uncertainty
By Holly Jenvey Two years ago, my family and I moved from New York City to Los Angeles. Moving across the country at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic was a step into the unknown, but instilled the values of curiosity, connectivity and resilience in my professional and personal life. Curiosity My curiosity is…… Continue reading How I’ve Navigated Working Amid Uncertainty