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What Employers Really Mean When They Say You’re Overqualified (And What You Can Do About It)

Of all the reasons to not get a job, one of the most frustrating is being told that you are “overqualified” for the position. Being “overqualified” is seldom the real reason you didn’t get the job – it’s usually a proxy for another concern. Here’s what you need to do to avoid being rejected for being overqualified.

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Final Countdown for Spotlights and Awards of Distinction

There’s only one more week left to get your submissions in for the Spotlight Awards and Awards of Distinction! Submissions are due by 5 p.m. on Monday, September 27.

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Wellness Challenges With Lasting Impact

The premise behind corporate wellness challenges offers good intentions. Challenges promote a sense of mental and physical well-being that can solicit a sense of community across a team or organization. If you’re creating a wellness challenge or working to communicate one to your employees, here is what to consider to extend its value.

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Recommit yourself to research

We all know research and planning are important parts of a successful communications campaign, but the thought of conducting research can be daunting, especially in a pandemic. I hear my colleagues say they don’t have time, money or the skills to do research. Fortunately, there are simple, cheap methods for gathering information you need to execute a great campaign.

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It’s time to show off your work!

The last year has been one full of challenges and opportunities. If you’re like me, it’s been a time to get creative with your work and try new things. It’s also been a chance to refine the work you’ve been doing. Wouldn’t it be nice to be recognized for your exceptional work? It’s time to enter your work in the 2021 PRSA Oregon Spotlight Awards!

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Feeling Stuck? Grow Your Career With 5 Simple Tips

We all experience ebbs and flows in our careers, but the feeling of being stuck and dissatisfied can lead to a lack of productivity and motivation. Before you look elsewhere, it’s important to look at what you can do to grow your career right where you are. Here are some tips for getting out of a rut and finding new momentum in your career.


COMMCON: Navigating Today’s Issues-Driven Environment: Don’t Just rely On Your Gut, Use Data

Join Shannon Woods and Rachel Neff from Finn Partners for “Navigating Today’s Issues-Driven Environment: Don’t just rely on your gut, use data” at noon on Friday, September, 10.


COMM CON: Grow Stronger & More Resilient Than You Ever Thought Possible

Join Heathere Evans, APR, ACC, to discover three things you need to know to expand your professional and personal resilience, manage through change more effectively, create workplace wellbeing, and feel more empowered and on-purpose. “Grow Stronger & More Resilient Than You Ever Thought Possible” will be held at noon on Friday, August 20.

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Studying Olympics coverage can make your pitch a gold medal winner

The Olympics in Tokyo are capturing the interest of viewers around the world. By looking at the stories the media is reporting from the games, a public relations professional can gain valuable insights. These insights can help you win a proverbial gold medal for your pitching efforts.


COMM CON: Resilience Shapes Reputation

Casey Boggs, president of ReputationUs, a Portland-based reputation management and crisis response firm, joins us for “Resilience Shapes Reputation” at noon on Friday, July 30, as part of the Communicators Conference.


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