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Best Big Cities to Begin Your Career

November 6th, 2017 · No Comments

TweetDuring a recent Plank Center event at DePaul, I was asked the same question by three college seniors from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, University of Alabama and Ball State: “Where should I begin my career?” Admitting my Chicago bias, I cited New York, Chicago and San Francisco as the best agency markets in the U.S., […]

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6 Tips to Help You Ace the Writing Test

October 2nd, 2017 · 1 Comment

Tweet Gone are the days you interviewed, got a job offer and then had to take a perfunctory writing test. Today, a growing number of companies and agencies now require applicants to pass writing tests before they even get considered for an interview. Perhaps this new wrinkle stems from the fact that over 60% of […]

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10 Qualities of Strong Job Seekers

August 29th, 2017 · No Comments

TweetBy Mike Fulton I have had the good fortune of meeting and counseling thousands of job seekers during my life. Former interns and co-workers, my alumni network, congressional aides, reporters and editors seeking to transition their careers, college professors on behalf of their top students, graduates of my own online course, colleagues in professional associations, […]

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Interns are a Bargain: Pay Them Fairly

July 5th, 2017 · No Comments

Tweet Gone are the days when internships for recent graduates were viewed mostly as extended educational opportunities in the real world. Today, agency interns are expected to bring already honed skills that make them immediately billable. So why haven’t intern salaries kept up with higher expectations and performance? Unfortunately, there has been snail-like movement in […]

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Life After College: How to Get Your First Job

June 27th, 2017 · 1 Comment

Tweet Getting a job fresh out of college can seem daunting. With many employers limiting their doors to those with actual field experience, many college graduates end up taking unpaid internships or low level positions that do not allow them to practice the skill set they’ve learned in college. And while underemployment rates have fallen […]

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