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Interviews: Be Prepared for 2-Way Q&As

September 3rd, 2012 · 1 Comment

Tweet Q.  I went into an interview last week well prepared to discuss my strengths and weaknesses and career goals, but I wasn’t prepared for what happened. Almost the entire time with three different people consisted of them asking me what questions I had about the company.  They, in turn, answered those questions and asked follow up […]

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Student-Run Agency Prepares for Big Time

July 14th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Tweet The highlight of my week was an engaging Skype conversation Thursday afternoon with University of Oklahoma students who were attending the annual Leadership Academy for one of the best student-run agencies in the U.S., Lindsey + Asp.  Several universities have student agencies, and more are expected to hang up shingles this fall. OU’s PR faculty adviser Bob “Pritch” Pritchard […]

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Writing Samples Should Reflect Broad Experience

May 21st, 2012 · No Comments

TweetQ.  How far back can I go when submitting writing samples to an agency requesting them?  Some of my more creative writing was done in college at the student-run ad agency on campus, but the stuff I’m currently writing is pretty dry business-to-business focused.  I’ve also written a couple of speeches and an op-ed piece […]

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Avoid Unpaid Internships at For-Profit Firms

May 18th, 2012 · No Comments

Tweet  Q.  I’m the first ever intern at a fairly new company, and my experience to date has been less than rewarding.  As background, I am not paid.  Second, I spend most of the day running errands, preparing packages for shipping, sorting mail and receptionist.  I’m not learning anything about the business or staff roles, […]

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Fear of Moving Shouldn’t Hinder Job Search

April 28th, 2012 · 16 Comments

Tweet    Q.  I’m a 2010 PR grad living in a Detroit suburb.  I’ve been doing odd jobs for the past 18 months as I look for a relevant PR job in this area, but have come to the conclusion that I should move to a larger PR market like Chicago or New York.  My […]

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