As a stay-at-home dad the past few years, I had no intention of getting back into the public relations business for awhile. Finding a home in Charleston three years ago changed that. July marked the one-year anniversary of starting my own communications consultancy. I’ve read plenty of “lessons learned” articles marking 10 or 20-year milestones – life…… Continue reading Ready to Start Your Own PR Shop? Probably Not.
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
I worked in government public affairs for close to 15 years and have discussed that work in previous posts. Recently, several of my friends in the PR industry have asked me why the government has had this sudden run of troubling issues which has both shaken the public’s trust in Washington and left many scratching their…… Continue reading Another Day, Another Crisis: A Primer for a Career in Government Public Affairs
I was fortunate enough to find myself on both sides of the interview table over the past 36 months — as a prospective candidate to outside organizations, and a hiring authority for the organization I was leaving. Over the course of well over 100 interviews, I came the conclusion there is one constant for success:…… Continue reading 3 Homework Assignments for Effective Job Search