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Writing Samples Should Reflect Broad Experience

May 21st, 2012 · No Comments

Q.  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

  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

    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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Take General Ed First, Focus Later on Career Major

April 16th, 2012 · No Comments

  Q.  I’m a college freshman majoring in business, but am seriously thinking about switching to public relations.  I’m not certain, however, about the prospects for PR majors in three years.  I’m also considering a major in political science or pre-law, but those job areas look even worse.  What do you recommend? A.  Your question […]

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Social Media Posers Need Not Apply

April 1st, 2012 · 2 Comments

  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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