Showing posts from October, 2013

Account Supervisor/AVP - Financial PR Agency in NYC

This is a firm with a fantastic culture, chosen by PR News as one of the top companies in the US to work for. It's been a NJ based firm for several years but recently opened an office in NYC and they are growing steadily in an atmosphere of healthy, fun excitement.

The culture at this firm is strong...and different.  There is no politics, no bureaucracy.  No worries about billing policies and a true collaborative environment where creative writers and pitchers work side by side with strong account managers to give clients the best possible results.  The strong corporate culture is one where people like each other and are comfortable working together -- management works hard to make it and keep it this way.   That's not to say that working hard and having drive and passion is not part of the equation - it is.  The people are proactive, results driven and the independence they are granted goes hand in hand with a very strong work ethic.

The Account Supervisor will support the VP…

PR Career Bootcamp

If you are ready to make a change in your career and need some tips and stable rules as you put together the resume and start this endeavor, or if you're wondering why you aren't getting called in for interviews -- you need to come to this seminar I'm putting on in collaboration with Richard Spector, who runs the PR Career Center.  It's chock full of information and I'm giving away a lot of my secrets!

Thursday, November 7th  12:00 noon to 4:00 PM PRSA Headquarters:   33 Maiden Lane   11th Floor New York City
We'll review tips on how to a cover letter that captures the attention of the don't have to be Hemingway - it's a really simple tip.  And we'll talk about resumes that get you in the door. 

Working with recruiters, preparing for interviews, networking tips and more.  If you're about to enter the job market, been having trouble with your job search or want to make a change in the direction of your career, you should have this inform…

PR Resumes: How Long is Too Long? When is Short Not Enough?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average number of years that U.S. workers have been with their current employer is 4.6. But for younger employees (ages 20 to 34) it's only 2.3 years.   So it looks like across the boards, people stay in jobs less time lately.  

It's an interesting factor when considering Millennials.  It's true that job hopping was much more of a stigma years ago than it is now.  Any recruiter or hiring manager has to understand for example, that no matter where you worked and for how long, if you were let go in 2008-2009 it's forgiven.  And if you took a job during that year and only stayed long enough to land someplace better, that is also understood.  The same goes for the dot com craze, where many terrific candidates were lured away from secure jobs by start ups promising offering huge salary jumps and a shot at the gold ring.

Because the media has changed so dramatically over the last 10 years, professional communicators have had to …