Friday, April 30, 2010

Happy to #HAPPO

If you're an active member of Twitter, you might see the "HAPPO" hash tag today and wonder what that means.

In February, public relations pros and Twitter enthusiasts Arik Hanson and Valerie Simon founded "Help a PR Pro Out" (HAPPO) Day. The duo initiated the online Twitter event and enlisted champions from across the country to connect PR job seekers with employers looking for top talent.

Today, the event continues, this time with a focus on the graduating class of 2010. Up and coming public relations specialists are answering the question, "Why should I hire you?" and doing their best to tweet their way into jobs in the real world. I wish these students luck and encourage any and all of them to leave a comment with a link to their blog, online portfolio, or other social media profile.

For those of us who have already graduated, but are in transition, be sure to follow the conversation on Twitter and Facebook to learn more about openings in the public relations field.

If you are specifically interested in a career in consumer packaged goods, here are a few good sites that may aid in your search:
Have a resource to add to the list? Leave a message and let me know. Good luck and happy job hunting!

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