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Entries for February, 2013

More interview tips — Have YOUR questions, too

To comment:larry@larrylitwin.com] As “CareerBuilder.com writer and blogger Debra Auerbach advises, “When preparing for interviews, many job candidates spend the bulk of their time researching the company and practicing answers to classic interview questions. While both are important, it’s just as essential to prepare some questions of you own. “Remember, the hiring process is a two-way […]

Who or whom? Here’s a simple trick

[To comment: larry@larrylitwin.com] (From ragan.com — news and ideas for communicators. Sign up for its RSS feed. It is a valuable resource.) No need for a full semester on grammar; the clue lies in a single letter. By Daphne Gray-Grant Do you lose sleep over rules of grammar? I usually don’t, because I was lucky enough […]

5 key traits of a successful PR professional

[To comment: larry@larrylitwin.com] This story first appeared on PR Daily in February 2012.  To be successful in the world of modern public relations, there are certain essential characteristics that one must possess to fight adversity, capitalize on opportunities, maintain a positive image, encourage word of mouth, and build strategy. While drafting this post, I jotted […]

Kick Start Your Career — 10 tips to boost your interview skills

[To comment: larry@larrylitwin.com] By Carole Martin, Monster Contributing Writer. This article was taken from Sunday’s Feb. 3, 2013 “Stand out from the crowd” column in The Philadelphia Inquirer produced by the newspapers Advertising Department. Even the smartest and most qualified job seekers need to prepare for job interviews. Why, you ask? Interviewing is a learned skill, and […]

Ragen’s PR daily says ‘Stop the madness! Rules for using the exclamation point’

[To comment: larry@larrylitwin.com] You too may subscribe to this RSS feed. Go for it at: http://www.prdaily.com/Main/Articles/13860.aspx# A recent study reported on PR Daily found that “43 percent of online daters consider bad grammar a ‘major’ turnoff.” So I think it’s safe to say that bad grammar can affect relationships. And so can punctuation. Does anyone remember the “Seinfeld” episode […]