Get On The Radar

A few weeks ago, Hal Thomas of Noble Mouse spoke to my PR class and offered some great humor advice for surviving agency life. I liked him so much that I felt a need to get some one-on-one inspiration for excelling after graduation! I just thought I’d share:

BLOGGING: Have fun with it.
  1. Write about things in your industry that get you excited or piss you off; point out that something is a good or bad example because_______
  2. Try to write at least once or twice a week

Every blog post doesn’t need to be long-winded or contain a brilliant insight.

RELATIONSHIPS: Start following people on Twitter who work for places where you’d like to work or who do the kind of work you’d like to do. What you’re trying to do is develop a relationship with them over time.
And don’t just follow them, actually comment on the things they say. (In other words, be an actual person.)
RESUMES: Show your best experiences.
Honestly if you’re networking online and offline, your best job opportunities are not going to happen because you emailed someone your resume.
PORTFOLIOS: Sound excited when you’re talking about them!
Most folks I know say go with your 6–8 best pieces of work and be prepared to talk about why you chose those pieces for your portfolio, what interested you most about the projects, challenges you faced and how you overcame them…
SKILLS: The best people to work with are always the most curious, the ones who aren’t afraid to learn something new.

That, for me, is one of the most valuable things anyone can bring to a team.


You can follow Hal on Twitter at @HalThomas, for more inspiration and tips! Also, if you’d like to trade your study/work break for innocent humor, here are some great blogs to follow:

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Source: JJC

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3 comments

    1. It is definitely okay to write about things that aren’t necessarily in-depth. I am open minded and try to keep a bit of humor when I am discussing important topics. You should check out Peter Shankman’s “Customer Service: New Rules for a Social Media World.” It’s a great read!

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