Posts By Tory Johnson
Today marks the one-year anniversary of HARO, a free, three-times-a-day (I hate the word thrice) email service that empowers everyone to be their own publicist.
Peter Shankman started by sending simple emails to friends containing queries from reporters, authors, bloggers, producers and bookers–all of whom were looking for expert sources. It caught on; the service now reaches more than 70,000 people daily–some of whom learned about it from me.
by Gregg Adams
Through the cobwebs weaved from too many glasses of cheap wine the night before, he opens his tired eyes and rises with the hope that today will be different from the last hundred. “My ability, experience and yearning desire to contribute will match somebody’s need today,” he says, desperately trying to believe his own testimony.
by Angela Reed
I grew up in the suburbs of Detroit. The Motor City was dead and isolated long before I moved to Boston two years ago to attend college. There seemed to be so much opportunity here. But I’ve come to see that Detroit and Boston are not so different. Beneath the old money and fashion labels, Boston is in a huge hiring freeze. I am experiencing it first hand.
It’s sobering to see thousands of people lined up on a frigid, blustery February morning to find work. That may be why virtually every New York media outlet rushed Tuesday to tell the story of how 5,103 people stood in freezing temperatures to attend Women For Hire’s New York career expo at the Sheraton Hotel in midtown Manhattan. “An even more depressing sight than my portfolio statement” wrote one blogger who lives near the Sheraton on 7th Avenue.
I hear it over and over again: “Nobody’s hiring.” I’d be a fool to argue that jobs are plentiful these days – not with the jobless rate at 7.4 percent. Many people are justifiably worried about when they’ll see their next paycheck. That said, few jobs come easily even in good times. In a buyer’s market, sellers need to be open-minded, flexible and, in some cases, willing to do more for less. The New York Post asked me to find some jobs and with some digging I was able to find a number of open positions in The Big Apple.
by Suzanne Bates
Day after day we’re being pummeled by news of bad CEO behavior, so much that you have to conclude that America’s business executives are incapable of getting the message: its time for restraint. In the last couple of weeks there has been one egregious example after another of excess, greed and sheer stupidity. It’s so ridiculous that you’d have to conclude these CEOs aren’t just out of touch: they simply don’t care.