Top Networking Tips for Students Pursuing PR Careers

By Mike Khorev Networking is important for college students as they prepare for their future professional careers. Today, success in the corporate world doesn’t only stem from academic excellence. Rather, according to a 2016 article by Forbes, it’s a combination of academic success and the ability to network with the right people in the professional…… Continue reading Top Networking Tips for Students Pursuing PR Careers

How to Land an Informational Interview

Spring is the most active job cycle of the year when you stand the best chance to find and land a new opportunity or that all-important first internship, according to recruiters and job boards. But competition also is greater this time of year, so you must find ways to stand out against the hordes of others…… Continue reading How to Land an Informational Interview

The Freestyling Art of Networking

By Maret Montanari You either love it or you hate it, but we can all agree on one thing: Networking is an essential skill for a rising public relations professional. Networking is consistently a trending topic, and often hundreds of posts about unlocking your networking potential clog my social feed. I frequently find these articles…… Continue reading The Freestyling Art of Networking

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?

Confessions of a PR Student

By Megan Perkins I have a confession to make: I’m a student studying public relations, and I hate networking. This unpopular opinion has caused me a lot of discomfort throughout my studies. I’ve lost track of the amount of social events I’ve attended with the sole purpose to network. Just last week I attended The…… Continue reading Confessions of a PR Student

Optimize Your Job Search and Resume

Job hunters not getting traction in their searches must think through a lot of potential issues—including the possibility they are applying for jobs for which they aren’t entirely qualified or resumes that don’t sync up with what employers are seeking. With agencies receiving up to 700 resumes for some openings, recruiters tell me the vast…… Continue reading Optimize Your Job Search and Resume

Job Seekers: Resolve to Act Now

Lots of resolutions have been made and broken since 2016 arrived, but smart job seekers are staying focused on their goal to find the right new opportunity. Human resources pros confirm that January-February is the best recruiting cycle of the year. The next best recruiting cycle is September-October. So, don’t wait. Make this one resolution…… Continue reading Job Seekers: Resolve to Act Now

December Job Search Game Plan

Contrary to popular opinion, agencies and companies don’t flip a switch and turn off hiring during holidays. Yes, year-end vacations and social events can slow down the process but smart job seekers will use this time of year to implement seasonal-specific job search game plans. Recruiters confirm a year-round need to fill new jobs. Edelman SVP of recruiting Travis Kessel…… Continue reading December Job Search Game Plan

What a Newbie Learned at PRSA Speed-dating

By John Dowling In a room full of 100-plus PR pros, I was the newbie. The place was the PRSA Chicago chapter’s Oct. 21 “speed-dating” event, a great opportunity for me to learn and make connections as I explore opportunities in the communications world. The format: Breakfast, followed by a succession of 15-minute chats with…… Continue reading What a Newbie Learned at PRSA Speed-dating