By Kevin Donnellon It’s a good time to be looking for a new job. There’s greater opportunity and lots of movement among job candidates, and most of it seems positive. Consider these statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics: • On the last business day of July, the job openings level was little changed at…… Continue reading 10 Questions to Assure a Successful Job Change
By Kevin Donnellon I’m in heaven. I just received 10 thank you notes from students in Andy Clark’s DePaul Sports Management class. I was a guest lecturer at the class and presented on The Masters Tournament brand and My 7 Secrets To Successful Networking. I am totally impressed with these students and Andy who encouraged…… Continue reading 6 Key Elements of a Memorable Thank You Note
By Kevin Donnellon Last week, I attended a very entertaining and enlightening presentation as part of the DePaul Graduate Program in Public Relations and Advertising. The program is run by my friend and renowned public relations pundit Ron Culp. PR Week rates his DePaul program as one of the top five over the last four…… Continue reading 7 Tested And Proven Communication Pillars
I read a lot for my business so I can gain perspective, vocabulary, creativity and relationships. I have loved these 10 books recommended by mentors, clients, colleagues, friends and leaders. I thought it would be helpful to share some of my favorite books with you: How to Win Friends And Influence People by Dale Carnegie…… Continue reading 10 Must-Read Business Books For PR Pros
My brilliant niece Kelly was considering a summer internship offer. She is a chemical engineering major who has been offered a position with a prestigious conglomerate. I was helping my talented sister Mary evaluate this opportunity. And I suggested that these seven factors might define if a job is right for you.
As 2013 comes to a close, I spent a few hours today analyzing page requests, most popular posts and hosts that generated the bulk of the seven million-plus Culpwrit hits over the past year. I also compared topics to the Top 20 Posts for 2012 and found many common themes–college tips, careers, internships and the passing of…… Continue reading Top 20 Posts of 2013: Mostly About Jobs, Careers
Closing the loop. In technical terms, it means the completion of a signal cycle from the input through the output phase usually associated with computer technology. Most business people know it as completing the circle of communication between friends, clients or in this case people who have been in your network during your job…… Continue reading Close the Loop: 4 Simple Steps to Maintain and Grow Your Network and Personal Brand
Ron Culp enjoyed my recent newsletter and asked me to adapt it for a guest post that would have relevance for young professionals. Here goes: Social media posts, mainstream news and emails continue to overwhelm us with news, entertainment, information and sometimes education. It’s enough to make you avoid your inbox. Nonetheless, it is important…… Continue reading How Your Decisions Are Influenced