First the good news: There are more entry-level PR jobs than any other time in the past decade. And top graduates are receiving multiple job offers. The bad news: Some new hires are risking their future careers by mishandling job acceptance etiquette. Case in point: A recent graduate received four internship job offers, but really wanted to work for…… Continue reading Don’t Burn Bridges in Job Acceptance Process
I enjoy reading LinkedIn career updates and was particularly intrigued recently by the promotion of DePaul senior Cara Goad to Telefund Supervisor for the university’s annual fund-raising campaign. When I later saw Cara on campus, I learned that she has held several fund-raising jobs that require cold calls, quick thinking and organizational skills. Bingo: Telephone…… Continue reading Telemarketing: Career Training Ground
To do, or not to do an ePortfolio? That appears to be the question facing many soon-to-graduate students as they prepare for highly competitive job searches. Unless you have a job locked up already, the answer is a no brainer. An ePortfolio can boost your employment chances unless you do a lousy job with it.…… Continue reading End Debate Over ePortfolios: Just Do It!
Gone are the days when job applicants controlled the reference-checking process by providing “References Upon Request” and employers conducted formulaic interviews. Today, references can come from just about anybody–a former boss, a peer, a favorite professor or even a receptionist.
Besides confirming that Chicago pizza is better than its counterpart in New York, 45 DePaul University students returned from four days of agency, media and association visits in the Big Apple with a better understanding of The New York Way. Perhaps the biggest revelation from the special intersession course was the self confidence gained from…… Continue reading Chicago PR Students Discover ‘The New York Way’
Interns have never worked harder than they do today, but they need experiences beyond grunt work of compiling media lists and shipping new products to bloggers. Realizing all-work-and-no-play is not in the best interests of interns, many enlightened agencies are offering real-life professional and volunteer experiences for their interns. Rich Jernstedt, a great mentor and…… Continue reading Volunteer and Real-Life Experiences Help Careers
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
A free one-hour webinar on Wednesday, April 21 will address questions on the minds of students finishing college soon. Sponsored by the Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations, the webinar features four PR executives and a PR recruiter who will discuss the following topics: “Types” of positions out there Where the jobs are or will be in the future What professionals are looking…… Continue reading Free Webinar: Landing a Job After School