Category Archives: Employment Tips

Hurricanes? You Still Need to Dress for Success ~ and the White House!

From the October issue of “Smart Solutions”, PRofessional Solutions’ e-newsletter: We live in a casual age, but as communicators we know that image is powerful and first impressions are lasting.  Whether you think you’re more creative in jeans and sandals … 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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Why Can’t Millennials Get Jobs?

Millennials — people born between 1981 and 2000 – are creative, good at networking and have strong technological skills.  So why can’t they get a job? A survey of 501 hiring managers by Adecco, the human resources consulting company, found … Continue reading

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Skills Employers Seek But Don’t Find

Last week Nick Schultz of the American Enterprise Institute noted in an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal that while observes focus on the need for science, technology, math and engineering degrees, “considerable evidence suggests that many employers would be … 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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