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5 Scary Things About Being a Solopreneur and How to Handle Them

April 1st, 2019 · 2 Comments

By Laura Gayle Technology has revolutionized freelance and work-from-home opportunities across the globe – particularly in communication-based fields like public relations. On the hiring site Upwork, job posts requesting skills in social media, brand strategy, content writing, and influencer marketing increased by 60-80% in the last quarter of 2017. Independent PR professionals are increasingly going […]

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How to Prepare for a PR Interview

March 27th, 2019 · No Comments

Public relations professionals rely on personality, research and quick-wit to find success in their roles. This can make interviewing within the industry intimidating, especially as a newcomer to the field or a recent grad. It’s important, therefore, to prepare for the interview days, if not weeks, in advance so that you’re well-equipped to impress and land the […]

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How to Succeed as a Freelancer

March 25th, 2019 · No Comments

By Katie Perkins If you’re in the public relations profession, it may not come as a surprise to hear that many PR professionals consider dropping their 9-to-5 office jobs to work as independent consultants. Those who do take the leap say that finding freelance work is relatively easy thanks to advancements in technology. The benefits […]

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How to Land an Informational Interview

March 19th, 2019 · No Comments

Spring is the most active job cycle of the year when you stand the best chance to find and land a new opportunity or that all-important first internship, according to recruiters and job boards. But competition also is greater this time of year, so you must find ways to stand out against the hordes of others […]

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Love It or Not, You Need Social Media to Achieve Your Professional Goals

March 4th, 2019 · 1 Comment

By Maria De Moya As a professor at DePaul’s Public Relations and Advertising program, my tweeting and teaching frequently intersect. Twitter is where I get a large portion of my news, meet and converse with pros across the country and share topics I’m looking forward to discussing in class. So imagine my surprise when I […]

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