By Jesse Gettemy
When people write well they not only differentiate themselves from their peers, but they stand out to their future employers. Throughout college, students are required to write in a variety of different platforms. These assignments cover goals and purposes; and most of the time, students are able to write about personal experiences. This is just the beginning of what should blossom into a great résumé builder.
Not only is writing an important academic skill, but it is also an important skill that carries over into any career field, not just in pr. Nearly all professions require some type of writing on the job. In fact, recruiters for jobs look at writing before they even pass along a résumé. During a session at the PRSSA National Conference in Atlanta, “Writing Right: The Number One Skill Employers Want” presented by Ron Culp and Ryan McShane, some touchpoints were made on why quality writing is so important. Read More.
By Charleah Thrombitas
At PRSSA National Conference this year, I learned tips and tricks about resume writing and formatting from Gala Jackson during the session “Rebuilding your Resume.” Jackson is the CEO of her own company, Interviewsnob, which is based in Atlanta, Georgia, and provides expert resume and career search advice for aspiring professionals.
Jackson started off explaining how to begin writing the resume. She stressed that it begins with studying the company where you will be sending the application. Review the history, analyze the prospective job description and connect with hiring managers. Company research will ensure your resume is tailored perfectly for the job you are applying for. Read More.
By Brenna Parker
The Kent State University Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA Kent) sent 14 members to attend the national organization’s annual National Conference in Atlanta Nov. 6-10.
For the fourth year in a row, PRSSA Kent was recognized as a Star Chapter, which recognizes students’ efforts with professional development and community service. PRSSA Kent was one of 43 Chapters in the country to receive this award. There are more than 300 Chapters nationwide. Read More.