March 1, 2012
As I was finishing my MBA and about to start my job search, my grandfather told me to take a stack of résumés and go knocking door-to-door in Manhattan.
“Just think, in one of those skyscrapers you might be able to visit 75 companies in one morning,” he said. But I knew times had changed since he last looked for a job, so I set up the latest in technology — my electric typewriter with self-correcting ribbon — and started typing.
Job seekers need to be on top of technology — so PRSA does, too. To support your job search, we strive to give you the latest tools and resources that you need to find career success. That’s why we’ve redesigned our Jobcenter twice in the past five years. Well-designed job boards lead to more traffic from job seekers, which leads to more postings from employers, leading to more job seekers. It’s a virtuous circle.
In a typical week, we attract between 25,000-30,000 unique visitors to our Jobcenter. Visitors scour 2,248 job postings and have posted a total of 8,000-plus résumés.
While this month’s issue of Tactics focuses specifically on your career, PRSA is about helping you with your career all year long. Whether we’re raising the profession’s visibility through advocacy, providing you with award-winning case studies for inspiration or hosting webinars to share new skills, our primary purpose is to support your success as a professional.
The past few years have been challenging, and we understand that there are times when every professional is more focused on “getting a job” than managing a career. Jobs are at the heart of our Jobcenter.
Statistics tell us that most Jobcenter visitors conduct a query looking for one particular type of job after another.
But when focusing on finding the right position, don’t overlook the tools and benefits available on our website. Make sure that you:
These are your resources; use them. Go beyond the job postings to connect with our community and join the conversation. PRSA works because we’re all working together.