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In a Job Search and Elsewhere, Proofread. And Proofread Again.

September 2nd, 2013 · No Comments

Tweet Q. I tried to speed up my job search by modifying form letters to a number of agencies, but I forgot to change the original agency name within the 20 emails I sent to other agencies. So far, I have only heard from a couple firms and they didn’t mention anything about this mistake. […]

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Reporter Career Switch to PR Possible, Not Easy

August 26th, 2013 · No Comments

Tweet Q. I have worked in television news for eight years and realize I may have to move a few more times if I want to reach a top job in a major market. I’d rather not move again, so I would like some realistic advice about the potential and process of making a transition […]

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Overdue Salary Increase Action Plan

August 5th, 2013 · No Comments

Tweet Q. What is the typical cycle of pay raises within agencies? I received my last raise when I was promoted to account executive 18 months ago. My last performance review was at that time, but supervisors tell me I’m doing a great job and never mention money. What do you suggest? A. If your […]

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Sometimes an F Doesn’t Seem Like Enough

July 8th, 2013 · 2 Comments

Tweet Q. I realize your blog is devoted to helping young people wanting PR careers, but I need to pass along a gripe about students who use a professor to help open professional doors and then shut down on their coursework from that same professor–e.g. me.  I’m unhappy about a student who did just that with […]

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Launching a Belated, Post-Graduation Job Search

June 11th, 2013 · No Comments

Tweet 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 […]

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