Volunteering for organizations whose missions align with your personal values can be a great way to help you make an impact in your community, but there are also a multitude of other benefits as well. A 2013 study even showed that people who volunteer "feel better physically, mentally and emotionally" than people who do not… Continue reading Find Out Where Your Passions Lie Through Skill-based Volunteering
This fall, I was one of three people representing Hirons at the Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development's annual conference in Nashville, TN. While I have given numerous presentations throughout my career thus far in classes, in meetings and at local events, this was my first time traveling out of state for business and… Continue reading Tips for Presenting at a National Conference
Have you ever looked for jobs on LinkedIn? Submitted an application through its platform? Me, too. LinkedIn has typically been the number one place that I go to look for opportunities, including professional and sometimes volunteer. Given my recent experience on the other end of the job application platform, I'll be thinking twice in the… Continue reading Job Applicants Beware: LinkedIn Phishing Scams
This year has been an absolute whirlwind so far. One month ago, I married my best friend and my girlfriend of five years - just weeks after relocating from the apartment that we'd shared for three years. Five months ago, I graduated from IUPUI and officially left behind the campus I'd considered one of my… Continue reading Leaving College Behind
I realized recently that my work notebook was nearly full, almost empty of pages that could hold additional scribbles and assignments. Now that it is time to retire my trusty notebook, it's also time to celebrate a milestone for my career: I've been at Hirons for one full year. When I first applied to Hirons'… Continue reading What I’ve Learned Working in an Agency for a Year
Just about a year ago, I was applying to fall internships like the majority of the rest of my peers. After having five previous internships, mainly at nonprofits, I was on the hunt for a different type of position to diversify my resume and gain exposure to a different work environment. I landed a communications… Continue reading Intern to Recruiter: Advice for Applicants
It’s long been a practice in the communications field for companies, especially larger firms, to request that their prospective employees pass a writing exam. I’ve heard many tales about these stress-inducing and difficult tests, wherein test-takers feel as though they’re trying to be tricked out of the job due to the test’s complexity. Often times,… Continue reading Should Companies Make Candidates Take a Writing Test?
Ten #AgencyLife Words and Phrases Whether you're in the industry and want to brush up on your lingo or you just want to know what I'm talking about whenever I bring up work, here's a few things to know! Spot Agency lingo for a commercial or advertisement, as in "The client wants a concept for… Continue reading A Mini Ad Agency Dictionary
“Let me take a minute to say that I love bossy women. Some people hate the word, and I understand how "bossy" can seem like a shitty way to describe a woman with a determined point of view, but for me, a bossy woman is someone to search out and celebrate. A bossy woman is… Continue reading “Bossy” girls become female leaders
My first blog of the New Year! A lot has happened since I last posted here in December, but I wanted to start by filling people in on my new full-time, salaried job. I'm now officially settled into my new role as Business Development Coordinator at Hirons, and I've been getting a lot of questions about… Continue reading What does a Business Development Coordinator do?