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How to De-stress Before College Graduation

Students graduating from college this year are under a little more pressure than their parents’ generation was. Eight percent of the population above the age of 25 is unemployed, according the United States Department of Labor. So prospective candidates have to work a lot harder to get noticed by hiring managers and human resources professionals. [...]

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Four Ways to Find a Fulfilling Career in Communications

There are countless books written about how to be successful, happy and find love. These self help books neglect to tell you the harsh realities of life. Some students in college have a laissez-faire attitude towards their job search. This baffles me. These students mask their fears of failure by acting like they’re not worried [...]

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Six Steps to Launching an Advertising Portfolio Website

For those of you looking to break into the advertising or public relations industry, it’s absolutely essential to have an online portfolio of your work. The task may seem daunting but it’s definitely worthwhile. And it’s especially important for aspiring copywriters, graphic designers and art directors. Creative recruiters like to see what job applicants are [...]

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How To Get Noticed By Advertising Agencies

Some aspiring creatives think they can land a job at an advertising agency by simply applying online. They are DEAD WRONG. Unless you have an ungodly amount of agency experience under your belt, then you’ll have to get a little more creative. Before you run for the hills, please take a deep breath and reflect [...]

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Arman Khavari’s Journey to Copywriting at Draftfcb

Arman Khavari graduated from Loyola University of Chicago in 2010 with a degree in advertising and public relations. He’s now happily employed at Draftfcb as an associate copywriter. If you’d like learn how he broke into the advertising industry, then by all means read on. Please describe your journey to becoming a copywriter at Draftfcb? [...]

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Loyola University Kicks Off Job Shadow Program at Draftfcb

As college students are scrambling to find full-time jobs, they must realize that making connections in the advertising industry is absolutely crucial. Overall, the job shadow program is an opportunity to spend time in an employer’s environment and get exposure to the advertising industry, Martin Gahbauer who directs employee relations at the career center said. [...]

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Ogilvy, and Leo Burnett Set the Trend for Social Recruiting

There are a handful of brands that I follow closely on the web, including Leo Burnett, and Ogilvy and Mather. Since I’m graduating in May, 2012 from Loyola University finding a full-time job is at the top of my mind. Naturally, companies addressing this immediate concern have my undivided attention. Here’s how Ogilvy and Leo [...]

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Five Steps to Acing Your Next Marketing Interview

Finding a fulfilling, well-paid job in marketing is like finding a good pair of jeans. It doesn’t happen often. And when it does, it’s usually because you tried on 18 different pairs until you found “the perfect fit.” During a job search, half the battle is wrapped up in the interview process. Here are five [...]

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Landing Your Dream Job with Social Media

According to an economic news release from the United States Department of Labor, 13.1 million people are currently unemployed. The prospect of finding a job during the Great Recession may seem daunting to you. But take heart because 89 percent of companies used social media last year for recruiting as reported by Mashable. If you’re [...]

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