A hammer is just a paperweight until it’s put into the hands of a person who intends to build something of value. Millions of people belong to LinkedIn. Millions have gone through the process of creating a profile and posting some information about their careers. Millions have sent out LinkedIn invites to their co-workers, clients, friends, family members, and college friends. But the reality is, through my informal polling, many of those LinkedIn profiles lay dormant. Until…that moment comes when all of a sudden you realize that you hate your current job, or you need to move across the country, or your company has announced a round of layoffs to “right-size” the company.
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*West Virginia University’s IMC program is a PRSA National partner.*
The Sample Resume
What’s the toughest aspect of putting together a resume? It’s staring at that daunting blank piece of paper. The challenge for entry-level professionals is to create a resume that gets you out of the “catch 22” of needing the
experience to get the experience. For mid-career, the challenge is fitting one –two decades of experience ontoone- two pages, while carefully selecting the right keywords to get you that interview. In a joint effort with West Virginia University’s IMC program, PRSA’s University Partner, we have put together a sample resume that will help guide your career and best represent your communications skillsets from an IMC perspective.
For information about PRSA’s Moving Veterans Forward initiative, visit the PRSA Jobcenter.
Most military spouses hear it during almost every Permanent Change of Station (PCS): friends and acquaintances voice their frustration over finding and/or keeping employment with each move. For some, this is the first foray into military life where unique challenges and experiences color our daily lives. For newcomers like me, it has meant three moves in two years. For others, this dance is a familiar one as they settle into the routine of packing up, moving halfway across the country, and starting over – in every way – in their new, but temporary, home.
At this year’s PRSA International Conference we had the opportunity to meet with a number of recent college graduates excited to enter the profession and, even better, those who’ve landed jobs across the country and are hitting the ground running. While some of these junior practitioners are just entering the workforce, it was pleasantly surprising to hear that they are hungry for tips and information on how to be a better PR professional. Almost unanimously, the first few questions from those we met rounded out to “how can I be better at my job?”
via: Tracy Byrnes
No, not your singing voice, but your ability to pitch yourself to the next level.
In business and in life, there are many times that we will have to make a pitch to reach goals ranging from a job promotion to earning the business of a potential client. Often, we may find that we are in situations where we’re pitching ourselves without even knowing it. Platforms like social media, projects we take on at work, and volunteer committees we work on are all ways of pitching our capabilities with those around us. For this reason, it is important to properly do your “pre-pitch prework.”
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