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Interview Question: Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Winning a multi-million dollar lottery...

Becoming a travel blogger...

Married with 2 kids and dog...

What a fun question, right? This question gets you thinking and even dreaming about your future. But when this question is asked during an interview, what should you say? Why do employers ask?

3 Skills That Top PR Firms Look for in Candidates

FleishmanHillard, Weber Shandwick, Edelman. These are just a few large PR firms that many Journalism and Communications students alike yearn to work. But if so many want to work at these agencies, the competition will be tough. So how does one get in? Are there any skills that can make someone stand out from the crowd? Well, of course there are! And I'm here to help. Below are a few things that will make you stand out, if your dream is to work at a large agency.



1. Strong creative writing skills.
A variety of writing samples that showcase your best work should always be available and offered during the interviewing process. Actually, most firms will want to see writing samples up front, so present them in the beginning. Show that you are prepared and eager to provide samples of your work. Also, make sure you are able to handle multiple types of writing. Whether email communications, business plans, press releases, pitch letters or bylines, you should be able to handle all of it well…

Reviewing 2016 and Planning for 2017

One of my top goals for 2016 was to pay off a sum of student loan debt. I ended up paying off close to $10,000 of debt. This was a great accomplishment, but I still have a long way to go. I am so thankful to Dave Ramsey and his 7 baby steps to financial freedom. The approach he lines out is very easy to follow and more importantly IT ACTUALLY WORKS!

Dave says that in order to pay off debt, we need to assess our current regular income and expenses. Then we should locate where we can increase what we bring in and/or decrease spending. Next, he recommends saving a starter emergency fund in order to ensure that we will not add to our debt if or when a situation arises (this is what he calls Murphy - Murphy's law). Once the emergency fund is built of $1,000, we need to list out all of our debts from smallest to largest amount and begin putting any additional income to the smallest debt. Continuing down the list, we use the same process until the very last debt is paid off. This is call…