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July 13th, 2009

Interviewing is a Two-Way Street

To continue our summer series geared toward helping those land their first full-time gig, we wanted to remind you that not only are you interviewing for the job, but you should be interviewing your employer, too. The interview process really is a two-way street, one of mutual selection. Yes, you’re trying to land a job […]

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July 6th, 2009

10 Interviewing DOs to Remember

Last week you saw a post from us on things to remember NOT to do in an internship interview. To continue our summer series geared toward helping college students/recent grads find internships, today we’ll give 10 tips of things to DO in an internship interview. Do bring in updated copies of your resume to give […]

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June 29th, 2009

10 Interviewing DON’Ts to Remember

We saw a post written last week by a PR colleague named Buck talking about a particularly poor interview experience he had. This really hit home with us because as members of the recruiting committee here at Voce, part of our job is to screen and interview applicants. Lately we’ve been focused on filling internship […]

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June 1st, 2009

Crossing the Personal/Professional Line on Social Networks

Employees worth their salt struggle with something every time they post an update to Twitter, Facebook or even their personal blog: “Will this post/update reflect positively or negatively on my employer or clients?” Sometimes they make the right decision and sometimes they don’t. That’s just the way things are. Companies and agencies are struggling with […]

Filed in Blogging, Career Development, Social Media

April 2nd, 2009

The Power of Less at Web 2.0 Expo 2009

Spent the day at Web 2.0 Expo (along with several thousand of my closest friends) sitting in social media sessions, networking and checking out the exhibitors on the floor. I’ve heard murmurs that this year’s event is a much leaner showing than years past — but the folks who did make it are still happy […]

Filed in Career Development, Events, Media

October 29th, 2008

The Web Divides PR and Advertising

Alright, I guess it’s inevitable that amidst this economic shake up, we would return to the age-old argument of Public Relations vs Advertising, and debating where your business dollars are better spent, and you know, whatever, that’s fine, it’s not without good reason. In fact, I’ll admit, this was a hot topic at last week’s […]

Filed in Career Development, Marketing, Public Relations, SEO, Social Media

October 6th, 2008

Changing Lanes and Finding the Path to PR Righteousness

They say you switch careers at least five times in a lifetime. Is it terrible to say I’ve done it three times in three years? After uprooting from the East Coast, I found myself not only adjusting to new faces and places but regional cultures, idioms, and career choices. Stripped of the glossy advertising, PR, […]

Filed in Career Development, Public Relations, Social Media

March 30th, 2008

New Skills For Young PR Pros

So last Friday, half a dozen students from Chico State’s journalism program (my alma mater), came to Voce’s Palo Alto office and spent the day observing and discussing agency life. As part of this visit, I spent some time talking about the web and its impact on the PR industry. It was one of those […]

Filed in Career Development, Public Relations, Social Media

February 12th, 2008

Experience Important for College Grads

A colleague recently asked for my thoughts on a recent post on Joe Thornley’s blog which asked the question, what education are PR firms looking for in new recruits? As a member of the recruiting team at Voce, we often discuss the most important things we look for in new candidates fresh out of college. […]

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