Q. I accepted a job offer from a competing agency last week and told my current boss that I was leaving on Friday. She was upset and told me not to announce anything internally until she could arrange a counter offer. On Monday, she came back with an offer matching the 20% increase from the…… Continue reading Counter Offers Seldom Pay Off Long Term
Q. I am applying for my first full-time job at several agencies, but no matter how much I edit, I still can’t get my resume down to one page. I have had four internships and was active in several campus organizations, while also working part-time. Even if I use 9-point type I need an extra…… Continue reading Don’t Let Resume Creep Overwhelm Job Search
Q. A friend who just started her internship told me about your blog as she chastised me for not having looked for a PR job before graduating last month. I have a valid excuse since I had to work two jobs on campus to pay for college, so I don’t know where to start, nor do…… Continue reading Launching a Belated, Post-Graduation Job Search
Several PR professionals in their first jobs have asked the same question: How long should I stay in my first job before switching to another firm? The simple answer is to stay as long as it’s working for you–but give it at least 18 months. It generally takes a year to get to know and to feel…… Continue reading Q & A: To jump or not to jump?