What Delta Wants in Job Seekers: New Skills

At Delta Air Lines (DAL), the competition for flight attendant positions is exceptional. According to Jennifer Carpenter, Delta’s global head of talent acquisition, less than one-half of 1 percent of those candidates get hired. The odds may be slightly better for other positions, but job seekers can dramatically improve their chances by looking at hiring

Continue Reading

How to Get Hired without Experience

The LinkedIn editors asked me to respond to this question for an email newsletter called the Weekly Rundown: Why do recruiters and hiring managers almost everywhere ask for years of experience in a certain job field or industry and overlook the overall work experience, volunteer experience and life situations? How are we supposed to gain

Continue Reading

The Importance of Integrated Marketing Communications

by Ian Linton Integrated marketing communications is an approach to planning communications that gives your small business the potential to get better results from your campaigns and reduce marketing costs. By integrating tools such as advertising, direct mail, social media, telemarketing, and sales promotion, you provide clarity, consistency and maximum communications impact, according to the

Continue Reading

Go Beyond Your Comfort Zone

I was stressing over internship applications last semester when my friend suggested I replace her at the internship she had when the semester was over. She recommended me to the editor, and the next thing I knew, I had an interview with Southern Bride Magazine. The editor has already looked at my portfolio via my website

Continue Reading

Apply Yourself and Apply for the Internship

I'm participating in an investigative journalism fellowship called News21 through Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.  I obtained the internship after completing an online application where I had to submit a resume, cover letter, and letter of recommendation.  I only pursued the internship after receiving encouragement and support from Mrs.

Continue Reading

Behind the Scenes, Behind the Camera

My internship is working for Total Production Services that produces most of the sporting events on campus including, baseball, softball, basketball (Men’s and Women’s), volleyball, and soccer.  At my internship, I get to do the "behind the scenes" stuff of a sporting event that you see on TV.  Things like running cameras, working with on-air

Continue Reading