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April 30, 2010

A #HAPPO Poem!

A HAPPO poem
By Rob Smith
Oooohhhh yeah it time for Rob Smith to get HAPPO.

If you hire me I’ll deliver in my first year like Ravens QB Joe Flacco
When you meet me you noticed I’m very tall
Had a dream to play pro basketball
But that dream came to an end
because I couldn’t shoot, jump or defend
So I [...]

PR, happo

April 29, 2010

Don’t Worry, Be #HAPPO!

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It’s been a dark few weeks.  A volcanic eruption halted global commerce.  LOST showed a repeat this week.  Crazy Siobhan was sent packing on American Idol.  Kate Gosselin somehow was on “Dancing With The Stars.”
Dark times, indeed.
Out of the darkness shines a beacon of hope.  No, it’s not the new Iron Man movie – it’s [...]

Buzz, PR, Social Media, happo

April 27, 2010

Job-Hunting Lessons from #PRStudChat

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Guest post by Brittany James

During February’s #PRStudChat, Deirdre Breakenridge and Valerie Simon announced they had picked me to be the #PRStudChat Tweetheart because of how through chats I’ve reached out to other PR students and pros and developed relationships. In addition to being named Tweetheart, Deirdre and Valerie announced I [...]


February 19, 2010

HAPPODC Open Forum

Stealing a page from the fabulous Heather Whaling, (by the by, visit her site for Columbus, OH-based jobs and job seekers…and other incredible content!), this page is now dedicated to HAPPODC.  Companies and seekers, please use the comments here to post and interact!  I also strongly encourage everyone to use and follow the #HAPPO and [...]

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#HAPPO Pitches – Part 3

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1) Elissa Davis
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I am Elissa Davis, a Senior Journalism and Mass Communication student at George Washington University who is currently desiring full-time employment opportunities beginning in mid-May.
I’m an innovator, who understands this converging world and the need to balance the traditional and the new to achieve success. My medium to [...]

PR, happo

February 18, 2010

#HAPPO Pitches – Part 2

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Happy HAPPO Day!  Here are some more terrific pitches that have come my way!
1) Elizabeth Glomb
LinkedIn: http://
You should hire me because I am a creative, hardworking, dedicated, and willing to take risks.  I always try to go the extra step in order to get the job done.  I am passionate about being good at [...]

PR, happo

#HAPPO Pitches – Part 1

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With HAPPO just hours away, I have compiled some “pitches” from some VERY qualified pros!  Some are rising college seniors, some are pros that got crunched in the recession and others are looking for their next career move.  I didn’t give them any parameters for this, so some are longer/shorter than others.  Don’t confuse that [...]

PR, Social Media, happo

February 17, 2010

#HAPPO – Meet Emily Heend

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NOTE FROM MIKE: As we continue to march towards HAPPO on Feb. 19, I will feature job-hunters on this site.  I am very happy to introduce Emily Heend to you.  Emily was an all-star intern with my company a few years back and, like many others in her position, is working her way into the [...]

PR, Social Media, happo

February 16, 2010

Ultimate HAPPO Interview Tips

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Note from Mike – With HAPPO just days away, I reached out to my good friend Jolie Downs at Paradigm Staffing for  her top tips for interviewing.  What she sent is above and beyond any expectations!  Job-seekers, please use this as a resource.  Employers, don’t accept less than the best!
Guest post by Jolie Downs
Reading through [...]

PR, Social Media, happo

February 8, 2010

Come on, Get HAPPO!

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OK, PR Pros, let’s be honest with each other for a few minutes.  How many times have you told someone you’d let them know about any job opportunities that you hear about?  It could be a former intern, someone you are mentoring or even a peer out of work.
And how many of those promises went [...]