OUR RECENT POSTS

With countless layoffs happening amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, our market is overwhelmed with candidates. Now what?
October 27, 2020

So you’ve been laid-off. Regardless of whether you anticipated losing your job, the experience is unsettling. Even if you were beginning to prepare for unemployment, it’s natural to feel destabilized in the face of it.

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Chaloner President, Larry Brantley, featured on Breaking & Entering Podcast
August 26, 2020

Breaking & Entering is a podcast for students, recent grads, or experts interested in advertising, media, and journalism. Listeners are engaged in real conversations from students to CEOs in the communications world.

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PR Close-Up: Virtual Professional Development
July 27, 2020

At Chaloner, we often ask our candidates what type of “on-the-job training” they’ve received. Cultivating your skills is an exciting way to take control of your career. PR professionals know that the market has evolving needs; and in recent months we had to adapt how we learn about and answer those needs.

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Fitting the Job Description
July 17, 2020

Everyone at one point in their job search happens upon a job they want to apply for, but for which they don’t completely meet the qualifications. When should you still apply, and when should you treat the job description as law?

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Learning from History, Assessing the Present, Defining the Future
July 15, 2020

Like many people across the United States, Chaloner has been watching the events of spring and summer 2020 with sadness and also with hope. We witness violence and injustice rooted in a long history of racism in the United States, but also see collective action towards a better future.

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What I Look For
July 13, 2020

In the wake of the pandemic, I’m seeing hundreds of Communications and PR pros on the hunt for new positions, when in reality, our industry has never been in more demand. While it may appear to be a seller’s market, the non-negotiables rarely change.

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5 Tips for a Successful Phone or Virtual Interview
July 8, 2020

Virtual interviews, that can even lead to virtual hires, have become the new norm. And they may likely be here to stay, saving companies time and money, and offering an efficient path to narrow the candidate pool to a top few.

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The True Cost of Not Using a Third-Party Recruiter
June 26, 2020

One of the frequent comments we hear from prospective clients is that they desperately need help filling roles, but did not budget for recruiter fees. They often feel stuck because as much as they need to fill the job, they cannot seem to justify the expense to cover the cost.

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Graduate Challenges – TCU Interview
June 26, 2020

Graduate Challenges – TCU Interview (Video). In this video interview, Larry Brantley shares professional insights for college Seniors worried about the advertising job market, while providing strategies to position themselves for success.

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Recruiting Survival in a Good or Bad Economy
June 26, 2020

As odd is it may sound, trying to find talent in a good economy can be quite a challenge.  Employers finally have additional dollars to invest in new hires and the “investment hires” only to find the pool of qualified applicants looking to make a job change extremely small. In a bad economy there is…

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