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It has been proven over and over again that networking and building relationships will help you navigate your career. From landing your first PR job, taking a better position or simply connecting with established professionals in PR (or any other field for that matter), networking is a must for your career. While attending networking events in your area and touching base with PR pros is great, digital networking can also open up possibilities at another level....

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We all procrastinate for one reason or another. It may be mundane tasks like filing or something that requires more time and therefore seems like too much effort. However, these tasks can build up and create more stress than you felt in the first place. To help you stop procrastinating and tackle your fears face on, we’ve rounded up some great tips to get you through it all. If prioritization is a struggle for you, check...

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Now is the perfect time to take inventory of your public relations career. For many, we are looking for a fresh start and, as we all know, change is hard. If you need the inspiration to start over in your career, we have developed some tips to help you stay focused and reach your goals. Read on to learn how you can successfully start over in your career. Take Inventory Look over the past year. What...

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Owners of PR firms learn quickly that if they want to get paid fairly for their professional work, they must establish and account for hourly rates per staff at all levels. To get to the right place, they must manage salaries, overhead, benefits, out-of-pocket expenses, utilization rates and – most important – profitability. Related: Want to be fully booked with new clients? Create your signature system to really grow your business this year. In many ways, this...

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A career portfolio is a collection of items that shows your work. It contains evidence of your knowledge, skills, and abilities, highlighting what you’ve learned, what you know, and what you can do. Many people assume career portfolios are only useful in a job search but they can be used in a variety of situations such as performance reviews, professional development plans, and more.

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In celebration of International Women’s Day, we’ve put together a list of women in public relations that are working to accelerate change. International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women – while also marking a call to action for accelerating gender equality. #EachforEqual is about ‘Collective Individualism’ This year’s IWD 2020 campaign theme is drawn from a notion of ‘Collective Individualism.’ We are all parts of a...

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Today, we’re more likely to connect with people digitally than face-to-face. If you’re engaged in any type of business online or off, you need to be able to convey your ideas and interact effectively with your audience. That’s where professional writing skills comes in. Professional writing is any type of writing you do in the course of your career or business ­– it includes everything from emails to blog posts to sales pages. Even if...

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Public speaking is an underrated, yet fantastic way to increase the awareness of a brand. It gives you the ability to communicate your message directly to key audiences. When used as part of the marketing mix to promote your brand and your message, it can provide a powerful boost to your campaign. However, what sets apart a regular speech from a memorable one? What makes you the perfect presenter for your client, business, or for...