Compelling Cover Letters: Why They Still Matter

By Jill O’Mahony Stewart Are cover letters still necessary? This question comes up a lot. As bots screen our resumes, we wonder if we really need an accompanying cover letter. A resounding “yes” comes from the online world supporting job seekers: “… far too often, job seekers treat the cover letter as an afterthought to…… Continue reading Compelling Cover Letters: Why They Still Matter

Milestones in Mentoring: The Oscars of PR

By Taylor Shelnutt Some have called it “The Best Night in PR.” Others have described it as the Oscars of the industry. Whatever the reference, it’s clear that The Plank Center’s annual Milestones in Mentoring Gala is one of the most notable events in the public relations industry each year. The Plank Center for Leadership…… Continue reading Milestones in Mentoring: The Oscars of PR

How to Be The Best Possible Mentee

A lot has been written about what it takes to be a good mentor, so I was pleased to see the Plank Center focus on the mentee side of the relationship in interviews with six impressive communication leaders honored by their peers last week during the sixth annual “Milestones in Mentoring” gala in Chicago. Honorees answered a…… Continue reading How to Be The Best Possible Mentee

How to Sound Your Best in a Phone Interview

Hold it right there. Don’t snap a selfie or drop a clever hashtag. While it’s true millennials are now the largest generation in the workforce, this is no time to celebrate. #iknowimabuzzkill Sorry, couldn’t help myself. After all, our generation loves to write in phrases, abbreviations and clever shorthand. The style works great for Gchat…… Continue reading How to Sound Your Best in a Phone Interview