This headline from the Labor Day print edition of The New York Times hopefully drew thousands of young professionals into reading the article, including former students of mine – a few of whom are into their sixth, seventh and eighth jobs since graduating three to five years ago. Long gone is the belief you…… Continue reading Job Hopping Looks Bad on the Résumé. Gen Z Doesn’t Care.
PRSSA Chapter Gives Future Communicators Tools They Need to Succeed in the Job Search By Gisselle Bahena DePaul’s PRSSA and Ad Society recently co-hosted a career workshop event named, New Year, New Me…New Resume. The purpose of this event was to give students the opportunity to enhance their professional materials and skills so they…… Continue reading New Year, New Me… New Resume
Q. Most online job boards seem to only want a copy of my resume, but some postings require a cover letter and others make them optional. A cover letter takes a lot of thought and time. Does it really matter? -DL A. Over the years, I’ve often had similar doubts–mainly because I’ve seen so…… Continue reading Q&A: Are Cover Letters Still Relevant?
By Haley Lyles Setting out on a job hunt can be daunting. Depending on how widely you cast your net, you may find hundreds of job opportunities that each have different application requirements. Some jobs have lengthy application forms, cover letter requirements and even skills tests. After completing all of these time-consuming tasks, it can…… Continue reading This is Not the Time for Generic Resumes: Customize
By Chris Komisarjevsky No doubt, there are rising seniors at colleges and universities throughout the country – including some set to graduate next semester or even next year – who are asking themselves: “What career is right for me? And how am I going to get the job I want?” There’s no simple answer. Competition…… Continue reading What It Takes to Get That Job After Graduation?
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?
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
Shortly after urging recent graduates to stick to a standard resume format, along comes a breakthrough resume that makes job seekers think they, too, should abandon traditional resumes. I admit being impressed by Sumukh Mehta’s incredibly creative resume, a 20-page magazine-like resume that landed him an internship at British GQ–without an interview. Over the past…… Continue reading Resume Not Getting Attention? Resist ‘Creativity’
Now is the best time for job hunting (and hiring), according to reference checking firm Allison & Taylor. Based on the company’s research, there are better and worse times to start your search for a new job. Best Months to Search: September to Thanksgiving January to April (to Easter) Worst (Slow) times for Searching: Early Summer…… Continue reading Now Is Best Time of Year to Search for a Job
When selecting your references for job applications, two words of advice: choose wisely. You had better assume that potential employers will, indeed, contact these parties and that your former supervisors will likely be at the top of the list – even if you haven’t voluntarily offered up their names on your application. If you are…… Continue reading Select References Wisely and Prep Them