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Hats Off Etiquette 101

June 28th, 2018 · 1 Comment

Tweet Before the start of a recent career panel discussion, I was surprised when a panelist told several students to remove their hats. After they promptly complied, the speaker asked if they understood why she made that request. That brief 90-second discussion may have been the key takeaway from that particular panel. I admit to cringing a […]

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Protect Your Social Security Number–Even if Recruiter Asks

August 2nd, 2017 · No Comments

Tweet Q. I was contacted by a recruiter who saw my resume and wants to refer me to an unidentified company seeking a PR professional. He said he needed the last four digits of my Social Security number before he could present me to his client. Said they want to run a background check prior […]

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5 Tips To Help Assess Cross-Country Career Move

June 6th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Tweet Q. I’ve been offered a job in San Francisco, but that requires my husband and I to move from the Midwest where we’ve lived our entire lives. Family and friends are here, but this would be a huge career move—jumping several pay levels. But it’s scary to start over in a new city and […]

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A ‘Logical Detour’ Can Lead to Desired Career

May 15th, 2016 · No Comments

Tweet Q. As a college junior, I realize career-relevant internships are important. But I’m having trouble finding one that pays. And I can’t afford to not make some money this summer. What do you suggest? -AK A. Paid internships in PR are hard to land for undergrads since many agencies prefer to hire recent graduates […]

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Build a Business Case for a Bigger Raise

April 4th, 2016 · No Comments

Tweet Q. I got a 2% salary increase this time last year so my annual review is coming up soon. My agency responsibilities have increased significantly in the past year, but I won’t be happy if I don’t get a much bigger pay bump this year. How do I make certain I get the best […]

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Tags: Day in the Life · Q&As