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:
- 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_______
- 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.
And don’t just follow them, actually comment on the things they say. (In other words, be an actual person.)
Honestly if you’re networking online and offline, your best job opportunities are not going to happen because you emailed someone your resume.
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…
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: