Make Your Résumé Stand Out in a Good Way [National Conference Session Recap]

Session: Rebooting Your Résumé Presenter: Devon Conley, Ketchum Recap: Senior Human Resources Manager Devon Conley reminded members that on average, résumés are viewed for a total of six seconds. “What can you do in six seconds to make me want to reach out to you?” asked Conley. Session attendees received instructions of the do’s and don’ts of résumés and connecting with recruiters. “I was excited […]

Sharpen Your Networking Skills, Get Noticed by Professionals at National Conference

With PRSSA 2014 National Conference quickly approaching, I am sure you are actively counting down the days until your trip to Washington, D.C. As part of your Conference preparations, I hope that you’re also thinking about how to make the most of the opportunities that you will have to interact with the 2,000-plus public relations professionals who will be attending […]

Interviews Aren’t Just for Jobs: Enhance Your Professional Development with Informational Interviews

Interviews Aren’t Just for Jobs: Enhance Your Professional Development with Informational Interviews

This last year, I’ve made a significant effort to schedule informational interviews with people in my area of interest. In an informational interview, the student leads the show. It’s an ideal opportunity to ask questions, make connections and build relationships.  I always look forward to these meetings because I learn something new each time, and they’re an excellent networking opportunity. […]

An Intern’s First-Day Survival Guide

You painstakingly revised your resume. You exhausted your network in search of available positions. You managed to conquer your nerves and ace the big interview. Congratulations — you landed a public relations internship! An internship can set the precedent for your entire career. You will meet valuable new members of your professional network and enhance your skill set. You will […]