Entries for October 2012

Small Steps… The Three P’s to perfecting the job hunt

Posted on October 17, 2012

Small Steps… The Three P’s to perfecting the job hunt

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Before graduating in 2011, a professor of mine told me to prepare for what he said would be “the hardest year of my life”– the first year after college. As an eager college graduate, his words didn’t resonate until a few months into my job search. Any college graduate knows heading out into the “real world” is tough, and in a difficult economy, landing that so – called perfect job can seem almost imposs... Read More >

When it Comes to Social Media – Jesus, Santa Claus and Recruiters Are All Watching You

Posted on October 11, 2012

When it Comes to Social Media – Jesus, Santa Claus and Recruiters Are All Watching You

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I remember when growing up in Alabama (and still to this day at 33 years old), my mom would remind me when I was going out, or to a party, or to anywhere she wasn’t going along that, “Jesus is watching you – just remember that!” I hear my friends who are parents to young children use a more juvenile reiteration of such a scare tactic with the “Santa Claus” line – “If you don’t behave, Santa wi... Read More >

Grassroots Mobilization Starts with Individuals to Empower the Masses

Posted on October 08, 2012

Grassroots Mobilization Starts with Individuals to Empower the Masses

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Last week, Vice President, Paul Fulton, Jr. and I were on our way to Rome, Ga. for a meeting with community leaders to discuss a campaign Duffey recently developed and launched to stop sexual bullying among children and teens – Step Up. Step In. While stopped at a gas station for our mandatory, pre-meeting caffeine kick, and sporting neon-green campaign T-shirts, a woman approached Paul and exclaimed, “Oh! Step Up. Step In. I&rs... Read More >

Dress Your Way to Success

Posted on October 04, 2012

Dress Your Way to Success

By Sherri Simmons, President and CEO

For young twenty-something’s, understanding appropriate dress for professional interviews may be a daunting task – especially given the sometimes not-so-buttoned-up looks accepted in today’s office settings.  For soon-to-be or recent public relations/communications grads entering the professional world, it can be even more confusing given those in our field generally have more freedom in clothing options – unlike... Read More >

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