Avoid Unpaid Internships at For-Profit Firms

Avoid Unpaid Internships at For-Profit Firms

  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. ...
Fear of Moving Shouldn’t Hinder Job Search

Fear of Moving Shouldn’t Hinder Job Search

    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...

Social Media Posers Need Not Apply

  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...
Buying Time for a Second Job Offer

Buying Time for a Second Job Offer

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 a...
Show Me the Money. . .And Promotion

Show Me the Money. . .And Promotion

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...