Inspiration, Job Search

Getting Canned or Why I’m Glad I Got Let Go From My Job

Two years ago on Sept. 4, I started the day by putting my daughter on the bus for kindergarten, not knowing that I would be embarking on my own new journey a few hours later. See, I was canned by my firm. While I wasn't exactly thrilled with being let go from a job for… Continue reading Getting Canned or Why I’m Glad I Got Let Go From My Job

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Blog Series, Inspire Series, Job Search

Inspire Series: Having a goal puts you ahead of the game

by Carlotta Zorzi If there is something that I have learnt so far during my academic and work experiences is that having a specific goal makes it much easier for you to succeed in whatever you’re trying to do - rather than being ‘open to anything’. Given that this is a rule that should not… Continue reading Inspire Series: Having a goal puts you ahead of the game

Job Search, Personal Branding

Getting Creative with Your Job Search

As we inch towards May, the sounds of "Pomp and Circumstance" can be heard. It's a time of great joy and excitement. College is over and the real world is waiting for you. However, that doesn't necessarily mean a job is waiting for you. Statistics show that very recent grads may be at a higher… Continue reading Getting Creative with Your Job Search

Guest Blog, Job Search, Public Relations

Guest Post: Job Search =Life Search

(Jas' note: I'm thrilled to have Alex Crispino guest post on the blog today. She's a fellow Temple Owl and someone I'm proud to call a colleague. She never backed down during her job search challenges and her story is something everyone can learn from.) As a senior in college, I started my job search… Continue reading Guest Post: Job Search =Life Search

Hot Topic, Inspiration, Job Search

The Value of Mentoring

On Monday night, Feb. 18, various PR pros gathered for the HAPPO chat on Twitter. The HAPPO community are PR folks from around the country who help new and current pros with career guidance and information on the job market. HAPPO was co-founded by Arik Hanson and Valerie Simon in 2010 and, since then, has helped many… Continue reading The Value of Mentoring

Inspiration, Job Search, Personal Branding

Blog Series: Taking the Next Step in Your Career

Maybe you are a recent graduate and entered the workplace just months ago. Or, maybe you have been in your job for five years. Regardless, you should always be thinking of this phrase: How do I take the next step? Complacency is never a good thing, so you should always be driving yourself to be… Continue reading Blog Series: Taking the Next Step in Your Career

Hot Topic, Job Search, Personal Branding

The Post-Internship Rules

Summer vacation is over, but it never really started if you had a PR/marketing/social media internship. Even before you packed up your dorm/apartment, you were already working at that internship. Well, now it’s time to head back to campus and say goodbye your supervisor and co-workers from that agency, firm, or business where you (hopefully)… Continue reading The Post-Internship Rules

Hot Topic, Inspiration, Job Search

If you could speak at commencement…

"Members of the Class of 2012..." Those words are going to be uttered by college presidents and deans, and commencement speakers over the next few weeks. It has been 15 years since I graduated college. It's a day I remember like it was yesterday, though. Bill Cosby's wife, Camille, spoke at Temple University's commencement ceremony… Continue reading If you could speak at commencement…

Branding, Job Search, Monday Minute, Personal Branding

Monday Minute: Personal Branding

Two words that are certain to generate a reaction are PERSONAL BRANDING. Folks either hate the use of it in talking about YOU or they are very passionate in saying that we DO have a personal brand. In today's Minute, I discuss the pros of personal branding. What are your thoughts? Let me know in… Continue reading Monday Minute: Personal Branding

Job Search, Monday Minute, Personal Branding

Monday Minute: Internship advice

It's that time of year for college students. Yes, for seniors it means focusing on graduation and (hopefully) getting that full-time job. But for underclassmen, the end of the spring semester means looking forward to internships. This Thursday, April 26 from 2 to 3 p.m. EST, our next HAPPO chat will take place to discuss… Continue reading Monday Minute: Internship advice