Three Ways to Look Smarter in Fewer Words

What is smart? If you were to call someone “smart” what exactly does that mean? Does it mean memorizing a lot of information and regurgitating on a moment’s notice? Does it mean being quick witted and mentally nimble, being able to respond to anything or anyone at any time no matter what the topic is?…… Continue reading Three Ways to Look Smarter in Fewer Words

Think Before You Ink: Not Everyone Thinks It’s Cool

  Tattoos have been on my mind lately—not on my skin, I should point out—but certainly on my mind.  What I’ve been thinking about is the number of tattoos showing up on young people of all philosophies and political leanings and how these tattoos may affect their careers. Even a conservative college graduate we know…… Continue reading Think Before You Ink: Not Everyone Thinks It’s Cool

Climbing the Corporate Ladder: Seven Essential Recommendations for 1st-Year PR Pros

  If you’re a junior-level staff member at your agency reading this post, you understand that it’s now crucial to work your hardest to prove to your bosses that they made the right decision by hiring you in the first place. With about a year of entry-level PR experience under my belt, I share with…… Continue reading Climbing the Corporate Ladder: Seven Essential Recommendations for 1st-Year PR Pros

A Letter to the Class of 2012

Dear Class of 2012: Are you interested in a challenging, engaging career—one that exposes you to the world and pushes you to grow professionally and personally? Do you want to get in on the ground floor of a dynamic, rapidly expanding industry? Are you intellectually curious, a go-getter, a critical thinker, creative and a hard…… Continue reading A Letter to the Class of 2012

The Best Career Advice I’ve Ever Received

  This blog offers career advice for other people, so I was intrigued by the invitation to write a guest post for the fun and informative blog, HyperText.  The simple question:  What was the best advice you ever received?  Three important bits of advice immediately came to mind, and each can be traced to my long-time…… Continue reading The Best Career Advice I’ve Ever Received

Find Passion and Success Will Follow

  Even though I feel the tiny headline news monitors in most high-rise building elevators contribute to anti-social behavior, I must admit becoming addicted to the news snippets.  Generally, the news is of questionable value, but other times you crave more information.  That was the case this week when I saw a headline proclaiming:  “Gallup survey says income beyond $75,000 a year…… Continue reading Find Passion and Success Will Follow

Pay Attention to the Little Things

   Kasper Rorsted    As I admitted earlier, I enjoy watching reality television from time to time.  One show in particular came to mind as I read today’s New York Times Corner Office column featuring Kasper Rorsted, CEO of Henkel, the giant Germany-based consumer and industrial products company.  In every episode of True Beauty, aspiring contestants who pay attention to little details–including greeting and helping…… Continue reading Pay Attention to the Little Things

CEO Perspective: Networking #1 for Jobs

   Quintin E. Primo III  I get lots of questions from readers asking about the effectiveness of job boards and online job searches.  I urge job seekers to aggressively pursue all such job listing services, while allocating at least a third of their time to old fashioned one-on-one networking.  A Chicago business leader quantified the importance…… Continue reading CEO Perspective: Networking #1 for Jobs

To Uncover Career Gold, Be Bold

   Tim Conway    In a weak employment market, it’s a smart strategy to take risks. Push yourself to try unconventional job search methods.  By being a go-getter, you will spot hidden opportunities. Here are surprising tactics that are productive: compose brief bio and case studies (format of Situation, Actions, Results); send as an alternative…… Continue reading To Uncover Career Gold, Be Bold

Dan Edelman’s 10 Principles for Success

   Daniel J. Edelman  PR icon Dan Edelman turns 90 this weekend, and his son, Richard, paid tribute at a birthday celebration Wednesday by listing the 10 reasons for his father’s success.  As a friend, former client and now competitor, I found these 10 principles to be quite moving and full of good advice for anyone pursuing a…… Continue reading Dan Edelman’s 10 Principles for Success