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David Ogilvy’s Janitor

July 12th, 2018 · No Comments

Tweet By Rhett Ahlander “You should do standup comedy.” This is the response you’d get if you told me I’d end up at Ogilvy. Ogilvy is one of the oldest and largest advertising agencies in the world. David Ogilvy founded the company in 1948 in New York City. Some of its biggest clients include Coca-Cola, […]

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Tags: Day in the Life · Future Leaders · Guest Post · Job Search

Job Hop for Right Reasons, but Not Too Often

July 9th, 2018 · No Comments

Tweet Despite my advice not to do so, a young friend quit his job last week and will begin a new one soon. That’s no big deal unless it’s your third job in the past 12 months. Claiming low pay and a cultural-fit mistake, he jumped at the latest opportunity. I reluctantly agreed with his […]

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5 Fundamental Rules of Job Reference Etiquette

July 2nd, 2018 · No Comments

Tweet I got an unexpected call last week from a reference checker seeking insights about a former employee. I wasn’t aware my former colleague was seeking a new gig, and the screener didn’t disclose what job she was seeking, So, I had to wing my responses. I love my former colleague, but it was poor […]

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Job-Seeking Students Nix Industries They Don’t Like

April 27th, 2018 · No Comments

Tweet College students are more particular than ever when picking industries where they are willing to work. According to my unscientific survey of communication students at five universities, soon-to-graduate job seekers have absolutely no interest in working in certain major industries, while others consistently rank high on their wish lists. During recent visits to Penn State, […]

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Best & Worst States for Millennials–Some Surprises

April 17th, 2018 · No Comments

TweetDuring recent visits to Penn State, Arizona State and Marquette, I urged soon-to-graduate PR students to begin their careers in major markets such as New York, Chicago and San Francisco. While I still stand by my belief that these cities are where the most PR jobs can be found, a new report from the personal-finance […]

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Tags: Careers · Job Search