Welcome to Our Careers Page!

Here you’ll find some useful resources to help increase your chances of getting an interview (and hopefully) a job – wherever that may be.

If you’re interested in working with us, please know we seek either highly skilled, proven and experienced talent (10+ years) for project or full-time work; or an ambitious, qualified and tenacious entry-level intern.

Thanks for taking a look!

The Cover Letter

Your key to an interview. Or a door in the face.

Choose your words wisely.

 

If you’re reading this, chances are you’re looking for a career (and may have recently graduated college). Good for you! As you likely know, a strong cover letter should always accompany your resume.

Yes, we live in a highly digital age, but you’re still applying for a job in a creative field. And, people want to know how you write and think.

This one-pager is your big chance to shine. To impress and wake up your tired, resume-reading weary reader! To show off your amazing writing chops. To explain why YOU deserve an interview, and hopefully the job.

Or, those three to six paragraphs can end your chances before your prospective employer even looks at your resume, much less calls you for an interview.

Honestly, in the last 20+ years of looking at hundreds of cover letters and resumes, I’ve tossed several great resumes (and the idea of interviewing the candidates who wrote them) when they were accompanied by bad cover letters. So, put the necessary thought into your letters. These two things are a package deal.

We’re here to help you. The fact that you’re reading this means you care and want to write a great cover letter. Well, please put on a layer of thick skin (just in case you’re guilty of some of the cover-letter-writing sins we reveal below).

And, of course, you need strong, related experience to show off in your cover letter in the first place. No amount of beautifully crafted sentences will make up for not having good, relevant experience (internships, jobs, etc.) in the field. If you’re still in college, get these under your belt asap – ideally, two or more.

In the following five sections, you’ll find:

  • Cover letter writing tips;
  • Eight common mistakes to avoid;
  • Trashcan cover letter examples. (You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll learn);
  • Examples of excellent cover letters and why; and
  • A list of useful writing resources.
March 8, 2017 in Careers

Examples of Excellent Cover Letters & Why These Stand Out

FIRST EXAMPLE: Dear Mr. Sherman: I am applying for the **** position at Sherman Communications and Marketing, Inc. As a fourth year political science major at the University of ****,... Read More
March 8, 2017 in Careers

Trashcan Cover Letter Examples

Ok, on to the good stuff – actual letters we’ve received from job/internship candidates. BTW: Be sure to check back every so often, as we’ll periodically add new examples. Also,... Read More
March 8, 2017 in Careers

Useful Writing Resources

Resumes & cover letters - Office of Career Services - Harvard University Cover Letter Writing Tips & Sample Cover Letters – Monster Resume & Cover Letter Guide – UC Berkeley... Read More
March 8, 2017 in Careers

Nine Avoidable Mistakes

We’ve outlined nine common mistakes people make. Read and learn. Too short: Brevity is good. But don’t skimp on key details that will help to differentiate you and compel a... Read More
March 8, 2017 in Careers

Cover Letter Writing Tips

Writing Tips Let’s start with what a cover letter should be: A demonstration – Show off your great writing and salesmanship skills. Showcase your personality. Get personal in an appropriate way. Brief... Read More

Ideal Candidate

Is that you? If you possess all of these must-have qualifications, you’re a serious contender for an intern position. If not, keep working at it!

  • Past, related internship(s) with a PR or marketing firm and/or as a writer;
  • Graduate of a four-year program with at least a 3.3 GPA;
  • An uncanny passion for learning, growing, helping others and working hard;
  • A good understanding of public relations, social media and news media;
  • At least two or more strong references; and
  • A great, concise-yet-very-descriptive cover letter.

Any project team member must meet the following criteria:

  • 10+ years of full-time experience (some agency is ideal);
  • Excellent track record, references and work samples;
  • Outstanding written and verbal communicator;
  • Strong social media skills and experience; and
  • Strategic thinker, strong tactician.

Please spell out your strengths regarding: specific marketing and PR disciplines, and specific industries.

How to Apply

Entry level / interns: Send us your resume and a detailed cover letter showing off your amazing writing ability (and qualifications). Please take a look at “Trash-Can Cover Letters.” Tell us what you have to offer, especially in the following areas:

  • Writing
  • Social media
  • Critical thinking
  • Research

Project-based pros: you probably know how to hit it out of the park.