Q. I’ve been offered a job in San Francisco, but that requires my husband and I to move from the Midwest where we’ve lived our entire lives. Family and friends are here, but this would be a huge career move—jumping several pay levels. But it’s scary to start over in a new city and we…… Continue reading 5 Tips To Help Assess Cross-Country Career Move
Q. As a college junior, I realize career-relevant internships are important. But I’m having trouble finding one that pays. And I can’t afford to not make some money this summer. What do you suggest? -AK A. Paid internships in PR are hard to land for undergrads since many agencies prefer to hire recent graduates or…… Continue reading A ‘Logical Detour’ Can Lead to Desired Career
Q. I got a 2% salary increase this time last year so my annual review is coming up soon. My agency responsibilities have increased significantly in the past year, but I won’t be happy if I don’t get a much bigger pay bump this year. How do I make certain I get the best possible…… Continue reading Build a Business Case for a Bigger Raise
David Gallagher’s #PRCareerLauncher series today features one of my favorite young professionals, Myreete Woolford. Thanks, David, for allowing me to share these Q&As with Culpwrit readers. This post is filled with great job search and career insights. “…I knew that if I wanted to succeed here, I’d have to make a name for myself and breakthrough…… Continue reading Myreete Wolford: Making a Name for Herself and Having Fun in Public Relations
Q. I’m graduating with my BA in May and have been offered a full-time agency job but I must work remotely from home. Part of me says “take the full-time job” but another part feels that I’ll be missing important experiences in an actual agency setting? Working remotely–good idea or bad? -SD A. An increasing…… Continue reading Working Remotely–Good Idea or Bad?
Q. I heard you speak recently and you said most Millennials aren’t effectively engaging in social media. I try everything digital, but frankly find doing so is overwhelming and not necessarily helpful in advancing my future job prospects. Isn’t it a better idea to focus on my classes and see where this all shakes out…… Continue reading Overwhelmed by Social Media? Stick to Top 3
Q. I just completed a third round of interviews and the HR manager said the agency wants to make me an offer. She asked me how much I am currently making, and I politely told her I’d have to get back with her. Do I have to disclose my current salary—which is way below what…… Continue reading What to Do When Asked About Current Salary Level
Q. I accepted a job offer from a competing agency last week and told my current boss that I was leaving on Friday. She was upset and told me not to announce anything internally until she could arrange a counter offer. On Monday, she came back with an offer matching the 20% increase from the…… Continue reading Counter Offers Seldom Pay Off Long Term
Q. I’m a second semester junior journalism major, but I decided to pick up a minor in PR since there will be more job possibilities upon graduation. I now need to decide an emphasis area and I’m torn between media relations and social media. Your thoughts? -LP A. I posed your question to a young media…… Continue reading Q&A: Media Relations or Social Media?
Q. I had an interview 10 days ago and haven’t heard anything since. I’m anxious to know where things stand, but I get mixed advice on how and when to follow up. How long should I wait before calling? And who should I call—HR or the hiring manager? Is email a better way to check…… Continue reading Interview Follow Up Protocol: Don’t Become a Pest Even if the Process Drags On and On