Leadership: How to Get There & Bumps Along the Way

By Julia Zaeske Leaders are people we regularly encounter, whether it’s at a job, an event or in politics. Everyone has a different take, definition and style of leadership. I had the privilege to interview three senior professionals who are leaders themselves and regularly recruit and hire future leaders into open positions. Dane Roth, Global…… Continue reading Leadership: How to Get There & Bumps Along the Way

Tips for New Freelance Writers

By Luke Smith If you’ve decided to trade your 9-5 job for the gig economy, you’re not alone. About 61% of freelancers stepped into the gig economy by choice, and a large percentage of them are writers. Now, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, some people who lost their traditional jobs and took on freelancing gigs…… Continue reading Tips for New Freelance Writers

See a New Job Posting? Apply Immediately

Q.  Are there any secrets to getting considered for elusive jobs online? Based on job specs, I seem fully qualified but I never hear back. Also is there a magic number of days that a job has been posted that I should simply avoid applying for? -JP A.  Don’t waste your time with jobs that…… Continue reading See a New Job Posting? Apply Immediately

Internships Are the ‘Deal Cards’ to Full-time PR Job

Internships are like pulling the Pass Go card in Monopoly. In the board game, your chance of winning increases with each deal card you pull. Internships are the “deal cards” for landing a job in public relations. This week, I heard from recruiters who were in the final review of potential intern candidates for summer…… Continue reading Internships Are the ‘Deal Cards’ to Full-time PR Job

Q&A: Aligning Personal and Corporate Political Beliefs

Q. I’m graduating in May and hope to join an enlightened company that matches or at least accepts my political beliefs. Is that realistic these days or should I try to avoid it all together? -KG A. There probably is no better time to set a career goal that doesn’t necessarily conflict with your political…… Continue reading Q&A: Aligning Personal and Corporate Political Beliefs

How You Know Its High Time to Quit Your Job

By Erika Rykun All employees sometimes have bad days at work, no matter if it is remote working or office. Usually, such bad days result in considerable emotional tension, a great deal of stress, and loud promises to quit. Consider yourself a lucky person if you cannot remember the last bad day you had at…… Continue reading How You Know Its High Time to Quit Your Job

Tips on Taking the Right Step Forward as a Work-From-Home Professional in Search of a Job

By Eva Benoit The rapid spread of the coronavirus seemed to come out of nowhere a year ago, and just as quickly, we saw certain sectors of the economy take a downhill turn. While some professions such as public relations did a pretty good job of making the transition to remote work, others didn’t, and…… Continue reading Tips on Taking the Right Step Forward as a Work-From-Home Professional in Search of a Job

How the Band Chicago Can Help You Find a Job

By James Warda Oftentimes, when I’m about to write, inspiration strikes. Not sure why. Not sure how. But it does. Like this morning. I knew I’d be writing a piece for Ron Culp, a friend and PR professor at DePaul University. And I knew it would be mainly for communication students, young pros and other…… Continue reading How the Band Chicago Can Help You Find a Job

PR Career Advice You Should Never Follow

If you’re looking for work in the public relations industry, or you’re hoping to advance in your existing career, you’ll hear all sorts of advice about what you should do to land an interview or a job, what sector you should work in, and how you should grow your career. Although well intended, a lot…… Continue reading PR Career Advice You Should Never Follow

Crucial Skills for PR Professionals in 2021

With the new year into its second month, it’s critical for all PR professionals to revisit the past 12 months, set short and long-term goals, and ensure that they’re set up for success in 2021. Of course, this leads to a variety of questions, one of which is: what skills are most important to growing…… Continue reading Crucial Skills for PR Professionals in 2021