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Posted May 06, 2013 by

7 Tips to Make the Most of Your First Entry Level PR Job

College graduates who have landed jobs for communication majors in public relations may need some advice on finding success in their new positions.  If you are one of them, the following post has helpful tips.

Whether you’re fresh out of college or you’ve had a couple internships, your first entry level PR job will throw you more than a few curve balls. Expect to learn more practical knowledge in the first four to six months than you crammed into your brain throughout your entire college career. Follow these 7 tips to survive as a PR underling and you might end up throwing a few pitches yourself.

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7 Tips for Surviving Your First Entry Level PR Job | The HooHireWire

Posted May 02, 2013 by

Fewer Job Cuts in April But Sequestration, Consumer Spending Are Concerns

John Challenger of Challenger, Gray & Christmas

John Challenger of Challenger, Gray & Christmas

Job cuts fell to their lowest level since December, as U.S. employers announced plans to trim payrolls by 38,121 in April, according to the latest report on downsizing activity released Thursday by global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

April job cuts were 23 percent lower than March, when announced layoffs totaled 49,255.  They were 6.0 percent lower than the 40,559 planned job cuts announced in April 2012.  April represents the lowest job-cut month since last December, when 32,556 were tracked by Challenger. (more…)

Posted January 07, 2013 by

When, Why and How to Use Mobile Technology in Your Recruitment Efforts

Man watching webinarVirtually every member of Gen Y — today’s college students and recent graduates — and about 90 percent of Gen X’ers and Baby Boomers care enough about only one electronic device to carry it with them virtually everywhere they go: their cell phones.

Most young adults see their cell phones as important to carry with them as their wallet and keys and the significance of their cell phones has only grown as most of those young adults have graduated from feature to smartphones like iPhones, Androids, and Blackberrys. Indeed, some studies are now projecting that in 2013 the large majority of college students and recent graduates will own smartphones.  (more…)