Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year

Happy New Year, 2013, from the Communication Careers Corner!  Thanks for visiting during the Nov-A-Decem-Blog-A-Thon over the past two months!  Again, here's to a Happy 2013!

Top PR, Communications Stories of 2012

2012 is over!  But we're not leaving it behind without taking a brief look back at some of the biggest stories in public relations and communications from the past 12 months.  So, well...let's take a look back, OK?

2012 Public Relations Disasters (Denver Public Relations Blog)

Favorite PR Stories of 2012 (Media Bistro PR Newser)

Top 10 Posts (Communications Conversations)

PR disasters from Australia (Public Relations Sydney Blog)

Top blog posts from 2012 (PR Newswire)

PR turnarounds (The PR Verdict)





Saturday, December 29, 2012

Are you ready for the New Year (2013)?

So are we, we hope?  If 2012 hasn't gone well for you, then start looking at what you can do to move forward in 2013?  In other words, look forward, not look back.

Click here for a few job market predictions for the New Year, courtesy of

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Why podcasting is becoming popular

As 2012 is nearing its end, one trend in media continues to grow: podcasting.  Click here to find out why it's becoming more popular, courtesy of

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Some PR and Social Media Predictions for 2013

LinkedIn could become the new Facebook.  That's just one of the many predictions for public relations and social media in 2013.  Click here to find out the other guesses for the upcoming New Year, courtesy of

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year...from the Communication Careers Corner!


Monday, December 24, 2012

Dream Job Checklist

Have you been for looking for that dream job you've been looking for years, but haven't got it yet?  Then this post is for you.

Article courtesy of  Click here.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

5 Social Media Predictions for 2013

With 2012 winding down, and 2013 just around the corner, what's the outlook for social media going into the New Year?  Click here to find out what the five predictions are, courtesy of

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year...from the Communication Careers Corner!



Thursday, December 20, 2012

Monday, December 17, 2012

Tell us about yourself

Tell us about yourself.

In a job interview, it sounds like yet another one of those easy questions to answer, right?  Wrong!

When the interviewer asks you to "Tell us (or me) about yourself", you're not to tell the whole story about yourself, or even your hobbies, for that matter.  Instead, in 60 seconds or less, tell the interviewer why you are the right person for that job.  

Additionally, include your accomplishments over, say, the past one or two years.  Again, allow for a one-minute time limit to answer that question.  Remember to focus on the job and responsibilities when answering such a question.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

College student (or soon-to-be graduate)? Read this

If you're a college student, graduate, soon-to-be student, or even soon-to-be college graduate that wants to study communications, you might want to read this post here.


Sunday, December 9, 2012

Looking for a job is a full-time job*

*--Editor's Note: Reposted from Sunday, October 28, 2012.

Like the old saying goes: Looking for a job is a full-time job.

That's especially the case whether you're fresh out of college, you've been out of work for a while, have held the same job for an extended period of time, or even changing careers.  

What's meant by looking for a job is a full-time job?  It simply means that you get up early in the morning, start making the rounds by say, 9 a.m. in the morning, searching either the Internet or the classified section on newspapers (How ironic is that, with all of the new technology available these days?), and networking until 5 p.m. in the afternoon.  In other words, you're treating the job hunt just like a regular job.

So, just how hard is it a find any job, let alone a full-time job with a decent salary?  A study released by Rutgers University in May 2012 showed that more than half of recent college graduates were unable to find a full-time job.   That same study shows that more than 10 percent or recent college grads are either out of work or not looking for a job, period.

If that wasn't enough, a similar study from the Economic Policy Institute reports that the wages of recent college graduates will stay depressed for the next 10-15 years?  Very scary thought, huh?

The bottom line? If you're going to treat looking for a job as a full-time job, why not treat like running your own company.  Again, that means not only sending out resumes and applying for jobs, but also networking, volunteering, making the rounds, and attending job fairs whenever possible.  In fact, you might not want to rule starting your own business, either.
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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Five Interviewing Styles to Recognize

It might be the holiday season, but companies are still conducting interviews, looking for more than a few good people.  Click here to read more about five different interview styles, courtesy of


Thursday, December 6, 2012

Brand journalism is trending up

Brand journalism is trending upward, and Intel is leading the way with its Free Press website.  Click here to find out what other major company has launched its own page, courtesy of


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Tell us about yourself

That's another one of those questions/phrases you'll be asked during a job interview.  When you're asked a question like that, you're not to give out your whole life story.  Instead, tell the interviewer (s) your achievements/accomplishments in 60 seconds, as well as how such accomplishments are relevant to the job opening you're interviewing for.  That's something to keep in mind when looking for that dream job.

Monday, December 3, 2012

What does Starbucks have to do with PR?

Over the last 40-plus years, Starbucks has become perhaps the world's leading coffee shop brand.   But what does its power have to do with public relations.  Click here for the answer, courtesy of

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Saturday, December 1, 2012

The Impact of Twitter on Journalism

What impact has Twitter had on journalism as a whole? This video, courtesy of PBSoffbook, tells you why by clicking here.

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