Job seekers: 3 things you need

In a recent report published by Forbes, we read about the three things job seekers need: “a killer resume, an articulate interview, and a healthy dose of patience” Patience is key. The report, “Study Confirms the American Hiring Process is Now 10.3 Days Longer,” explains what employers do these days to find the right fit. According to […]

May you keep your friends close

MAY you … For the month of May, we are devoting this blog to our wishes for journalists present and future: “MAY you … “ Every day, you will find a tip, a tidbit or a top-of-mind piece of advice we hope will help you now and later At the end of your work day, whether […]

Fun? Absolutely — but act carefully

Your audience does not draw neat lines between the personal you and the working you, whether you are self-employed or receive a paycheck from someone else. Twitter has become a particular hazard, where 140-character potshots that are meant to be funny can backfire. Do these tweets showcase humor and sharp-edged sarcasm, or reveal a bias […]

April 23: Tweet it? Live with it!

For the month of April, our blog will be devoted to polishing your professional skills. Everything you need to know about courtesy, manners and common sense. And we do mean “need” to know. APRIL 23 One way to keep a polished professional image is to watch what you say and what you share on social media. […]

April 21: No salutation? Think again!

For the month of April, our blog will be devoted to polishing your professional skills. Everything you need to know about courtesy, manners and common sense. And we do mean “need” to know. APRIL 21 Sadly, salutations seem to have gone by the wayside. By definition, a salutation is a greeting. Here are two examples from yourdictionary.com that […]

It’s not about us, it’s about “I”

Let’s get social. Social media is about more than communicating content. We need to provide the tools for our audience members to share our work with one another, and they need opportunities to become involved in meaningful ways, with one another and with us. Social media is about breaking boundaries and facilitating this emerging media […]