Do you need help getting your name out to potential employers as an upcoming graduate? Do you want to make connections with PR social media leaders in major cities?
Help A Pr Pro Out (HAPPO) is a new social media movement designed to connect public relations job-seekers at every level (from entry-level to seasoned professionals) align themselves with employers looking to find fresh talent. So far, it has mainly been a platform for job-seekers to post “elevator pitches” via Twitter and blogs with contact information for interested potential employers. More information can be found at: http://helpaprproout.com/.
HAPPO has organized their first “HAPPO” Day on Friday, Feb. 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. EST. The following is HAPPO Day’s “call to action” as found on their website:
- Jobseekers should prepare a creative blog post for prospective employers and share it via Twitter during the event using the hashtag #HAPPO
- Employers can share job openings with the team of dedicated PR bloggers and influencers who will serve as regional champions
- All those in the PR industry can participate by sharing #HAPPO tweets with personal networks and lending support to those looking for a job
This is an excellent resource, which is a non-traditional but influential way to begin to proliferate the market with our “personal brands”. Happy Tweeting and good luck on the job hunt!