Category: Job Hunting

Don’t Talk Yourself Out of a PR Career

I recently read a blog post from someone I know who’s hunting for a job. It was posted on Facebook and, I’m assuming, other social media sites as well, which is bad, because in it he makes a strong case against ever being hired in the PR profession. I’ve observed this person, and even made …

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Why PR Can’t Write – Sunday Coffee Contemplations

There seems to be a universal complaint that young public relations professionals can’t write. At the 2011 Public Relations Society of America International Conference this month, I ended up in several discussions about the lack of good writers and how it’s a problem for the profession. There’s a very good reason for the lack of …

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PR Pros: How to know when you’re overqualified?

OK, you are a public relations professional of a certain age, with a certain level of expertise. You find yourself adrift in the current job market, fruitlessly networking, applying to one posted position after another, with no results in sight. You are, in fact, entering the Overqualified Zone. How do you know when you’re overqualified? Like any …

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Overqualified Overused? Sunday Coffee Contemplations

Is “overqualified” just an overused excuse by companies to discriminate against older workers? Is “discriminate” even the right word to use – maybe mistaken would be more appropriate? I was watching CBS Sunday Morning today, and one segment profiled the plight of older workers who are facing seriously lesser chances of ever finding a job. …

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