New Study Highlights Skills Gap in College Graduates

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If you are one of the bright-eyed and eager college graduates ready to enter the workforce in 2018, your future might not be quite as bright as you expected. A new study from Learning House revealed that about half the US. Human Resources leaders don't think college prepares young people for work. What prompted these HR managers to respond this way?  In 70 percent of the … [Read more...]

Why PR May be the Answer to the Future of Search

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  Rand Fishkin is very smart when it comes to what's happening in the world of Search Engine Optimization. (SEO) His latest blog post is about the trend for searchers to find what they want right on the search results page (SERP) and not bother to click though to a website and how this may affect the future of search. The gist of the report is that over the last few … [Read more...]

Measurement and Analytics a Hot PR Skill

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The TEKsystems report on the Top Digital Skills CMOs are looking for in 2018  has analytics top of the list. While measurement has long been a vital part of marketing, it hasn't always been part of the required PR resume. In a recent post PR News stated, "Data analytics and insights will be more valuable on your resume than "people skills" or great writing." 2018 is the … [Read more...]

Canva for Infographics Video Tutorial

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Every PR or communications pro should know how to use the easy design tools available now. More than 80% of editors, publishers and bloggers want good visuals with their news content. Data visualization is hot right now and media outlets love infographics.  So does the public.  People tend to share them more than other posts. This video tutorial will walk you through the … [Read more...]

Top Skills for 2016 from LinkedIn

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This list of the top 25 skills that can make you more marketable in 2016 and beyond was published on the Official LinkedIn blog.   The data was gathered by analyzing all of the hiring and recruiting activity that occurred on LinkedIn in 2015 to find the 25 hottest skills required.  Since LinkedIn has access to the hiring data of millions of companies and … [Read more...]