Author Archives: Abby Ecker

About Abby Ecker

PR pro and healthy living blogger in the First State

It’s been awhile…

So, clearly it’s been a few weeks since I last wrote on “PR and Political Communication Commentary,” and there are a few reasons for that… 1. I started “Levels: A Journey Through Food and Fitness,” a blog that I’ve been … Continue reading

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Pump up your pins with captions

Sometime last week, I came to a realization: If I had to choose between Facebook and Pinterest, I think I’d take Pinterest. Sorry, Mark Zuckerberg. You can have your likes, but I’ll take my pins. Anyone else out there feel … Continue reading

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Avoiding Unemployment: 3 essential steps to the job search

As I mentioned, this is the last post in my “Avoiding Unemployment” series. It’s extra special because not only does it close out my summer series, it’s also written by my first-ever guest blogger! John Muscarello, a fellow young PR … Continue reading

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Avoiding unemployment: Try everything.

Next up in my summer series, “Avoiding Unemployment,” is…try everything! (Spoiler alert: This is the second-to-last post in my summer series. Next week’s post will feature the┬ámy first-ever guest blogger on PR and Political Communication Commentary and will focus on … Continue reading

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Avoiding Unemployment: Write your resume.

In my series on avoiding unemployment, we’ve learned about business cards, informational interviews, how to dress professionally, and much, much more. But, buckle up, because today’s post is about the dreaded resume. Before I start, let me ease your mind: … Continue reading

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Avoiding Unemployment: Get professional clothing.

Next up in my series “Avoiding employment” — professional clothing. We’ll talk through fashion faux paus (I’ll even dish out one of my own — yikes!), what clothes are essential, and how to find professional clothing on a budget. Get … Continue reading

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Avoiding Unemployment: Always write thank you notes.

Next up in this series about avoiding unemployment: Always write thank you notes. Not thank you emails. Or thank you tweets. Or thank you inbox messages. I’m talking old school, handwritten thank you notes. I promise you — this is … Continue reading

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Avoiding Unemployment: Stay in Contact.

Now that you know how to get (and give out) a business card and initiative informational interviews, it’s time for your next step in avoiding unemployment: stay in contact with your network. It sounds obvious. But, in your busy world … Continue reading

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Avoiding unemployment: Perfecting the art of the informational interview

For the last few weeks, I’ve been dishing out my best tips about how to avoid unemployment. From getting a business card to reading up on industry news to establishing an online portfolio, I hope you’ve started to get some … Continue reading

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