Considerations Before Relocating for a PR Job

By Luke Smith Moving is stressful, especially these days. A lot of factors have to be kept in mind when it comes to picking up and starting life in a new location. Relocating for a PR position comes with an extra set of considerations that you will have to make. Facing a pandemic economy and…… Continue reading Considerations Before Relocating for a PR Job

Help Your References Land You the Job

An agency recruiter called me last week seeking a reference for a former colleague. I get a lot of reference checking calls, but this time I was surprised. I hadn’t heard from the applicant in more than a few of years. I honestly didn’t know where she was currently working, nor if she even stayed…… Continue reading Help Your References Land You the Job

7 Essential Job Search Tips During The Pandemic

Almost every industry has been affected in some capacity by the pandemic. As a PR professional, you may have noticed a reduction in staff or experienced layoffs or furloughs. While it might be more difficult to secure a new position during these times, companies are still hiring—albeit a bit differently than many are used to.…… Continue reading 7 Essential Job Search Tips During The Pandemic

How To Write A LinkedIn Summary: Expert Tips

By Katie Holmes Let’s talk about how to write an effective LinkedIn summary. Many people leave it blank, or put in some half-effort of just a couple of dull sentences. But LinkedIn summaries are worth writing properly, because it’s highly likely that writing a good one will vastly improve your results on LinkedIn. To help…… Continue reading How To Write A LinkedIn Summary: Expert Tips

Emerging Leaders Offer Tips for Pandemic Life—Professional and Personal

By Will Bradley With the summer officially kicking off — albeit masked, socially-distanced and mostly home-based — the Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations recently launched a new online panel series, streamed live on the Center’s Facebook page and titled “Plank Summer Sessions.” The series, focused on topics relevant to the current world of…… Continue reading Emerging Leaders Offer Tips for Pandemic Life—Professional and Personal

Finding PR Jobs and Income Opportunities Amidst COVID-19 Requires Thinking Outside the Box

By Jon Kovach, Jr. Even if it seems like the job world is temporarily closed to you, opportunities exist for those who think outside the box and consider doing things organizations need to get done. Creatively filling those needs with your current skills and interests will very likely lead to a job you love. I…… Continue reading Finding PR Jobs and Income Opportunities Amidst COVID-19 Requires Thinking Outside the Box

Agency Leaders Face PR Boom Pause, Create Innovative Program to Get New Grads ‘Agency Ready’

Like college seniors today, I graduated into a recession where jobs in my chosen field were hard to find. It took three months, but I eventually landed a job. The job market is far more unpredictable this spring. In search of some optimism and tips for the Class of 2020, I talked with several PR…… Continue reading Agency Leaders Face PR Boom Pause, Create Innovative Program to Get New Grads ‘Agency Ready’

This is Not the Time for Generic Resumes: Customize

By Haley Lyles Setting out on a job hunt can be daunting. Depending on how widely you cast your net, you may find hundreds of job opportunities that each have different application requirements. Some jobs have lengthy application forms, cover letter requirements and even skills tests. After completing all of these time-consuming tasks, it can…… Continue reading This is Not the Time for Generic Resumes: Customize

COVID-19 Friendly Alternatives to Summer Internships

By Carly Rogers During what should have been a celebratory time for the class of 2020, we have instead been struggling to come to terms with the current situation surrounding COVID-19. In addition to the fear and anxiety surrounding the novel coronavirus, students must also handle their emotions regarding postponed graduations, rushed goodbyes with friends…… Continue reading COVID-19 Friendly Alternatives to Summer Internships

How to Keep Job Search Networking Going (Without Looking Like an Insensitive Clod)

By Jenny Foss How in the heck are you supposed to “network” when everyone is scrambling to relearn and teach their kids geometry, find a gosh-darned package of toilet paper within county limits, and get through a conference call before the dog starts barking (again) at every stupid thing outside? I mean, reaching out to…… Continue reading How to Keep Job Search Networking Going (Without Looking Like an Insensitive Clod)