Author Archives: Melanie Jordan

About Melanie Jordan

Melanie Jordan is Managing Director of PRofessional Solutions, LLC, a public relations temporary staffing firm located in Washington, DC.

What to Wear When Interviewing for a Communications Job

From the March issue of “Smart Solutions”, PRofessional Solutions’ e-newsletter: In the nearly 20 years we’ve been interviewing communications professionals, we’ve seen the good, the bad and the downright scary when it comes to interview attire. You only have moments … Continue reading

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Resolutions PR Pros Should Make Each Year

From the January issue of “Smart Solutions”, PRofessional Solutions’ e-newsletter: We’ve been in the PR staffing business for nearly 20 years so we’ve seen colleagues succeed and fail, and our own resolution every year is to help clients and colleagues have … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Stephenie Fu, 2012 Washington PR Woman of the Year!

PRofessional Solutions, LLC and other members of The Boss Ladies were proud to be sponsors of the 23rd annual Washington Women in Public Relations (WWPR) Washington PR Woman of the Year awards program on November 15 at the Grand Hyatt … Continue reading

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10 Commandments of Career Success for Communicators

After nearly 20 years of providing public relations professionals to DC area businesses, we know what it takes to build a successful career in communications. Here are our top ten tips to ensure that your career stays on track:   … Continue reading

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Stay Smart and Keep Your Career on Track

Whether you’re looking to refresh your skills with a workshop or executive certificate, prefer an intensive graduate studies program or hope to garner more respect by obtaining a professional credential, the Washington, DC area is filled with professional development opportunities … Continue reading

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10 Tips for Developing an Effective PR Portfolio

PR Portfolios: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words A portfolio is a career picture book. If you’re a job seeker, use it to let a prospective employer “see” what you’ve done. Why do I need a portfolio? In a … Continue reading

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7 Free Sites to Host Your PR Portfolio

A well-organized online portfolio could help you rise to the top of a crowded applicant pool and land a first interview. Should you rely solely on an e-portfolio? No. Never assume a hiring manager has taken the time to view … Continue reading

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Judging WWPR’s 2012 Emerging Leaders Awards

It was a pleasure serving as part of the judging panel for Washington Women in Public Relations’ (WWPR) 2012 Emerging Leaders Awards. Now in its third year, the program has continued to grow each year both in the number of … Continue reading

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“Temps: 3 Reasons to Hire Them Right Now”-Forbes

Forbes contributor Kevin Kruse makes the case in his article, “Temps: 3 Reasons to Hire Them Right Now” for using temporary specialty staff in a proactive way instead of for traditional reasons–maternity leave and medical coverages, filling vacancies, expanding your … Continue reading

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Making the Most of Events-Part 3 + ASAE Advice

Wrapping Up Your Meeting While your members are experiencing the afterglow of the event, you are faced with the challenge of tying up the final details and completing projects related to your meeting. Our clients find that this is the … Continue reading

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