Social Media Sweep: Clean Up Your Profile

Generation Y is all about online sharing, but when it comes to getting hired, how much sharing is too much?  A recent study by Harris Interactive and CareerBuilder found that 43 percent of hiring managers who research candidates via social media say they've found information that caused them not to hire someone. This number is … Continue reading Social Media Sweep: Clean Up Your Profile

Can You Survive On A Social Media Salary?

There is a new trend on Google, and it's the keyword search for the salary of a social media manager. Your parents probably already don't understand your career choice and just want to know that you will be able to afford to eat and to put a roof over your head. You on the otherhand … Continue reading Can You Survive On A Social Media Salary?

Interning, the Beginning.

The first day of an internship can be both exciting and quite nerve provoking. If read my last blog post, "Closing Night, Interning at a Theater", then you are aware that I recently ended an internship and have begun the transition into my next internship. Before I have begun each my internships, I have followed … Continue reading Interning, the Beginning.

Tips to Tackle your Job Hunt

From experience, I know that looking for a job after graduation can seem like a full-time job in itself. Balancing classes, work, interning and everything else the tips I have outlined below really come in handy:Be realistic. You know yourself and your skill set, keep them in mind when applying for jobs so that you … Continue reading Tips to Tackle your Job Hunt

How Does Your Writing Stack Up?

As an account executive of PRowl Public Relations, Temple University’s only student-run public relations firm, the most common question I get is, “how do I improve my writing?” Now, I don’t claim to be an expert writer, but I have been writing in a journalistic and public relations styles for over five years so I’ve … Continue reading How Does Your Writing Stack Up?

Student-Alumni Networking Event: The Elevator Pitch Essentials

Recently I got the opportunity to attend a Student-Alumni Networking Event hosted by the Career Center. A variety of Temple alumni (even some PRowl alums!) came to give the students a chance to practice networking, especially concentrating on the elevator pitch. Below are a few points I took from the workshop:Keep it Short: They don't … Continue reading Student-Alumni Networking Event: The Elevator Pitch Essentials

Surviving the Industry During the Holidays

As PR professionals, the holiday season doesn’t necessarily mean a day off. We can normally be found with smart phones in hand, mile long to-do lists, and a full inbox. While our jobs and clients are important, it is equally important to slow things down and enjoy family, friends, and holiday fun. Here are some … Continue reading Surviving the Industry During the Holidays

Are You PR Material?

So you’re thinking about a career in public relations, but how do you know if it’s right for you? Although you may not be positive that this career will suit you, you may possess the essential qualities of being a PR pro without even realizing it. A study conducted in 2004 on agency, corporate and … Continue reading Are You PR Material?

How NOT to Get Hired-Resumania Part II

Working off of Niki's recent blog post about resume tips from PRSSA National Conference, I want to clarify items aspiring professionals may not even realize are hurting their odds of getting hired.Keep it relevant. While it may make your resume longer, don't include jobs you held in high school or some of your first, basic … Continue reading How NOT to Get Hired-Resumania Part II