Make Yourself Memorable: Ask Great Questions

Make Yourself Memorable: Ask Great Questions

I met last week with a prospective student who I want to have in one of my future classes. Reason: She asked great questions. Her questions were so well organized that each answer logically led to the next question as she skillfully accumulated information that will...
Hats Off Etiquette 101

Hats Off Etiquette 101

Before the start of a recent career panel discussion, I was surprised when a panelist told several students to remove their hats. After they promptly complied, the speaker asked if they understood why she made that request. That brief 90-second discussion may have...
Protect Your Social Security Number–Even if Recruiter Asks

Protect Your Social Security Number–Even if Recruiter Asks

Q. I was contacted by a recruiter who saw my resume and wants to refer me to an unidentified company seeking a PR professional. He said he needed the last four digits of my Social Security number before he could present me to his client. Said they want to run a...
5 Tips To Help Assess Cross-Country Career Move

5 Tips To Help Assess Cross-Country Career Move

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...
A ‘Logical Detour’ Can Lead to Desired Career

A ‘Logical Detour’ Can Lead to Desired Career

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...
Build a Business Case for a Bigger Raise

Build a Business Case for a Bigger Raise

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...