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12 Steps to Stand Out From the Crowd

January 12th, 2016 · 1 Comment

TweetRecruiters report almost a thousand applications flowing into their agencies for each new summer internship and coveted entry-level job. With that in mind this is the season to focus on differentiating yourself from run-of-the-mill candidates. Based on observations from the recent PRSSA national conference “career exhibition” in Atlanta, a few agencies drew the attention of […]

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Job Seekers: Resolve to Act Now

January 5th, 2016 · No Comments

Tweet 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 […]

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December Job Search Game Plan

December 1st, 2015 · No Comments

Tweet 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 […]

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What a Newbie Learned at PRSA Speed-dating

October 26th, 2015 · No Comments

Tweet 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 […]

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Now Is Best Time of Year to Search for a Job

October 1st, 2015 · No Comments

Tweet 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 […]

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