Guest Post: Young pros can benefit from freelancing

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Andre Willis is a freelance marketer and full-time job seeker. A native of Missouri, he now resides in Tempe, AZ after graduating from Arizona State University in 2008. Visit AndreWillis.com to read his blog, and follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/andrewillis.
Despite signs of economic recovery, the unemployment rate in the United States is still alarmingly high. […]

Teens sprung by Formspring.me

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Ask your friends anything and remain completely anonymous. Asking questions isn’t a new concept, but Formspring.me (launched in Nov. 2009) has taken this concept and placed it online.
And it’s a hit, especially among teens.
Twenty-five percent of the sites visitors are under the age of 18. The site has averaged over 1 million teen visitors for […]

Tackling the Transition: From PR student to pro

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I was recently interviewed in an article “From a PR Intern to a PR Professional: Tackling the Transition” for Platform Online Magazine.
Transitioning from intern to a full-time professional can be tough. As I’ve preached many times on this blog before, it’s all about the progress you make. Entry-level employees aren’t expected to be perfect, but you […]

Brazen Careerist: A community for Millennials

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Millennials need each other. Most of us are going through the same events in our life, just graduating college or working at our first or second position on the road to a successful career.
If we are all going through the same events in life – why not lean on each other? Receiving […]

The I want it right now generation

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This generation will forever be known as the I want it right now generation. Want to read a book? There’s no need to go to the library, purchase a Kindle.  Need to connect with someone? Some people prefer Facebook chat or Tweeting as opposed to the traditional phone call. Want to find out more info […]

A year of blogging about PR and Social Media

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Today is my one year anniversary of blogging about public relations and social media trends.
I want to take this opportunity to repost some of my favorite blog posts that I have written as well as post your favorites. I’d also like to thank my guest bloggers from this past year (Kay Ross, Daryl James, and […]

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 […]

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 […]

News and Notes

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Just to fill everyone in, sooner or later my blog posts will be appearing on the Brazen Careerist . The Web site is “an online career center aimed at Generation Y — young professionals who want to design and define their careers using the new rules for success.”
From their about section, “A Brazen Careerist knows that defining your own […]