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Social Media Posers Need Not Apply

April 1st, 2012 · 2 Comments

Tweet  Q.  I notice an increasing number of postings for social media jobs.  I know the basics of social media, but prefer to do more general consumer PR.  Should I pursue a social media position as a way to get my foot in the door? -PD A.  Landing a job in social media isn’t as […]

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Buying Time for a Second Job Offer

March 28th, 2012 · No Comments

Tweet Q.  How do I buy time with an agency that wants a quick acceptance of a job offer, while I know I’m in the final stages of a probable job offer with another agency where I’m pretty sure I’d prefer to work?  -AC A.   You are one of the lucky few who face such […]

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Show Me the Money. . .And Promotion

March 19th, 2012 · No Comments

Tweet Q.  I just completed my first year at my current agency and nothing has been said about a promotion from entry-level where I started (after two internships elsewhere).  I like what I’m doing, but need a promotion for both financial and psychological reasons. When should I expect to hear or how do I ask about a promotion?  […]

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International Students Can Intern in U.S. With OK

March 12th, 2012 · No Comments

TweetQ.  I am from Asia and am studying public relations at a major U.S. university where you spoke recently.  You emphasized the need for students to build resumes that differentiate themselves by gaining relevant experience and internships.  I’ve been trying to find an internship for the past year, but am having difficulty doing so—I assume […]

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The Question Every Intern Candidate Should Ask

January 30th, 2012 · 3 Comments

Tweet  Last week, I talked with an enterprising college senior who managed to wrangle five agency interviews during his 24-hour visit to Chicago.  That feat alone is impressive and merits kudos, but his final question at each interview is the subject of this post. His question: “What percentage of interns move into full-time positions here?”   Answers to […]

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