Expand Your LinkedIn Network During Holidays

  Last week, I advised students at Brigham Young University-Idaho to tear up their resumes and focus on their LinkedIn profiles. The same advice applies to in-person holiday networking which may take another year or two to return to pre-pandemic levels of opportunity. So, devote the hours you might otherwise have spent at a social…… Continue reading Expand Your LinkedIn Network During Holidays

See a New Job Posting? Apply Immediately

Q.  Are there any secrets to getting considered for elusive jobs online? Based on job specs, I seem fully qualified but I never hear back. Also is there a magic number of days that a job has been posted that I should simply avoid applying for? -JP A.  Don’t waste your time with jobs that…… Continue reading See a New Job Posting? Apply Immediately

Job Hunting Tips for Finding Work in a New City

If you’re a recent graduate or young professional who recently entered the workforce, your job search may and should include some of the biggest cities throughout the country. Luckily, even during the pandemic, there are PR opportunities from coast to coast and many are starting out virtually, which gives you time to test the waters…… Continue reading Job Hunting Tips for Finding Work in a New City

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

LinkedIn Tips to Help Launch Your Career

Anyone taking my classes over the past eight years knows I often get on a soapbox about the importance of their LinkedIn profiles. A great profile gets noticed and helps launch your career. I also set a goal of 500+ connections before graduation, but only one in three usually reach that benchmark number. Last week, I shared…… Continue reading LinkedIn Tips to Help Launch Your Career

Are You Ready if Opportunity Comes Knocking?

There’s no better time to prepare for a job search than now. Experts suggest that more job opportunities will be available in 2017 than at any point in the past decade. Are you ready if opportunity comes knocking? While the profession and academic programs continue to produce more PR talent than can be fully absorbed, gone are…… Continue reading Are You Ready if Opportunity Comes Knocking?

LinkedIn Profile Grows In Importance With Both College and High School Students

“What’s your favorite social media platform?” was a Tweet I received last week from a DePaul grad student. She was referring to the PR Week survey of its Global Power Book of PR leaders. That survey ranked Twitter and Facebook as the key social media platforms for business, followed by LinkedIn. Most prefer Twitter as…… Continue reading LinkedIn Profile Grows In Importance With Both College and High School Students

Glassdoor: Better Job-Seeker Tool Than LinkedIn?

By Gary Slack Glassdoor really is coming into its own as a terrific tool for job-seekers of all types—college students looking for internships or full-time jobs and anyone and everyone looking to change jobs or careers. The platform used to be mainly for checking out what current and former employees anonymously say about their employers,…… Continue reading Glassdoor: Better Job-Seeker Tool Than LinkedIn?

Overwhelmed by Social Media? Stick to Top 3

Q. I heard you speak recently and you said most Millennials aren’t effectively engaging in social media. I try everything digital, but frankly find doing so is overwhelming and not necessarily helpful in advancing my future job prospects. Isn’t it a better idea to focus on my classes and see where this all shakes out…… Continue reading Overwhelmed by Social Media? Stick to Top 3

Focus on the Big 3 of Social Media

Millennials get credit for being the most digitally literate generation, but only a small percentage actually actively engage in social media. So, during lectures at Brigham Young University last week, I urged all PR students to ramp up their engagement in social media. Social media options are overwhelming, which perhaps explains the reluctance of some to venture…… Continue reading Focus on the Big 3 of Social Media