Getting creative: making a video resume

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More and more people seem to be looking for employment. The unemployment rate in October 2009 was 9.5% of the labor force in the U.S. (14.3% in Michigan!). Job seekers will do anything to be creative and get the attention of a hiring manager. One creative, but not so new way to grab the attention […]

Youth is a disease, and the only cure is experience

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While reading an article about a sophomore college football player, I came across an interesting quote from Arizona State’s Wide Receiver Coach Eric Yarber:
“Youth is a disease, and the only cure is experience”

I took the quote out of its original context, posted it on Twitter and received replies with opposing views. Stephanie Johnson agreed […]

Common mistakes new PR pros make

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You never stop learning in the public relations industry. You can always be a better writer, listener and practitioner. The reason why you are in the position you are today is not just because of YOU. At some point you received help or advice from someone else, whether it was a professor, colleague or mentor.
I […]

What not to do if you’re a PR student

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I Google myself, don’t you?
Last week I came across a search result that was disturbing. The search came back with a result that said a web page was an interview with me, Brian Camen. Once I clicked on the web page, it wasn’t me. It was an interview with someone by the name of Logan […]

Guest Post: If newspaper editors taught media relations

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This guest post comes from Daryl James, former newspaper editor and reporter turned communications pro.  Daryl also taught news writing as an adjunct professor at ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication in 2007 and 2008.
 
I never studied PR, so I don’t know what they teach in school about the proper way to write a news […]

Penelope Trunk rattles baby boomer PR pros

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Penelope Trunk talked to about 3,000 PR pros at the PRSA International Conference. Being a member of the Brazen Careerist, I know about Trunk’s views and I really like them. She believes that once you’ve learned all you can at your job, you should move on. In her book, she gives 45 tips on thinking […]

A Gen Y’er on a late Sunday night

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Common characteristics are shared on late Sunday nights by Gen Y’ers around the world.
You make it a goal to get to bed early, but the chances of you falling asleep right away are slim to none. Part of the reason is because you stayed up till the wee hours of the morning the past two […]