You see a job that seems perfect. You tweak your resume and eagerly upload it to the company portal. Then, silence. What happened? Did they get it? Should I follow up? How do I check? I often hear these questions from students and young professionals. Sadly, resume receipt confirmation is no longer a common courtesy.…… Continue reading Resume Follow-Up: When and How?
Handicapping the PR Career Track
With so many secular changes in the PR and marketing field, mentoring has become more valuable than ever. This goes both for recent graduates about to enter the PR field and seasoned managers who, let’s face it, can learn a thing a two from younger people conditioned on social channels and digital media. There are…… Continue reading Handicapping the PR Career Track
Entry-Level Job Seekers Shouldn’t Waste Their Time Trying to Get Noticed by Executive Recruiters
Q. Anxious about the slow progress of my job search, my dad told me I should be working through an executive recruiter. I always thought recruiters were for people further along in their careers, not just about to graduate from college. What’s the right approach for me to get job search help from a recruiter?…… Continue reading Entry-Level Job Seekers Shouldn’t Waste Their Time Trying to Get Noticed by Executive Recruiters
PR Job Prospects Looking Up in 2012
A quick, unofficial check of friends at several agencies confirms a PR Week headline proclaiming a hiring boom in public relations. I’ve heard this before, but there appears to be more year-end optimism than in recent years. Most agencies indicate they are actively searching for talent, but many of the openings require a few years…… Continue reading PR Job Prospects Looking Up in 2012