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    • Career Tips from a PR Students Point of View
      10 Things I learned from my Public Relations Practicum Course
      Photo by: www.rougarai.com/career.html
      By: Emily Byrne
    • Perfect Your Resume Package
      1
      Customize every cover letter and resume to fit the advertised job description
      Have a uniform heading for all your submitted pieces (cover letter, resume, reference page)
      Include anything relevant (not the kitchen sink)
      Keep resume to one page
      Have you resume package critiqued by a professional, teacher, or your university’s career services department
      Proofread, Proofread, Proofread!
      Photo by: www.ngu.edu
      For good resume advice checkout http://www.prssa.org/jobcenter/resources.aspx
    • How to Interview
      2
      Practice – A lot
      Research the company you are interviewing with
      Always have questions for them
      Relax, the more nervous you are the less confident you look
      For more information about interviewing check out http://www.rileyguide.com/interview.html#intv
      Photo by: www.ngu.edu
    • Job Search Early and Efficiently
      3
      Use the resources offered by your university (Mock interviews, Career website, Resume critique and Interview opportunities)
      Network with sites like (LinkedIn, Twitter, PROpenMic, and even Facebook)
      Attend conventions and Career Fairs
      For a list of career fairs near you visit http://www.nationalcareerfairs.com/
      Join career websites
      Career Builder
      Monster
      Beyond.com
      The 20 Best Job Search Websites
      From: PCMag.com
      Photo by: BC.edu
    • Create A LinkedinProfile
      Go to Linkedin.com and create a profile
      Connect with as many of your peers and professors as possible
      Include everything from your resume and
      more on your profile page
      Use a professional picture for your profile
      Include links to your blog, Twitter account, or webpage
      4
      Photo by: Ynpn.org
    • Compile an Attractive Portfolio
      5
      Quality not Quantity
      Use a professional binder (Walmart or Office Max- around $20)
      Be enthusiastic about your work
      Include:
      Resume, Letters of recommendation, Award Certificates
      Writing examples
      Internship Pieces (Any work you completed during an Internship
      Design Pieces
      Special Event overview and Key pieces (Media, Fliers,
      Goals and Objectives)
      Social Media Pieces (Blog posts, Online profiles)
      Use screen shots and arrange on one to two pages
      Photo by: BC.edu
    • Interview a Pro
      Interview a Professional to get an inside point of view on the PR world
      I interviewed Patrick Osterman, Georgia Southern University’s Director of Athletic Media Relations, and learned a lot about sports public relations.
      Visit my blog to read the whole interview EmByrne’s Blog
      Conduct the interview face-to-face, over the
      phone, or over the internet using Skype
      Find a Professional using Twitter,
      PROpenMic, or look in your local
      area
      6
      Photo by: hourlycareers.com
    • Read a PR Book
      7
      Get insight from a public relations
      trade book
      I have read Groundswell by Charlene Li
      & The New Rules of Marketing and PR
      by David MeermanScott
      Both focus on social media and explain how to effectively use blogs, websites, and twitter to reach potential publics. I recommend them both.
      For a full list go to http://amzn.com/l/R3DDTOCUHUOVVJ (Compiled by Barbara Nixon)
    • Get a Second Opinion
      8
      Here is a list of websites and books I have used and found helpful
      Knock ‘em Dead by Martin Yate
      The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Perfect Resume by Susan Ireland
      The PRSSA website
      The Riley Guide
      CollegeGrad.com
    • Create a Leave Behind
      Leave something for the interviewer to look over later
      Include Resume, Reference list, and Three writing samples
      Place them in a professional looking folder
      Put them on a disk
      Upload them to a website and leave a business card including the web address
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    • Dress For Success
      Dress for the job you want
      Always where a jacket
      Don’t over due the jewelry or perfume/cologne
      For more tips go to
      CollegeGrad.com
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