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Ruth Harper


Ruth loves storytelling. Whether writing a business profile for a local newspaper, a press release for a client or a post for her blog, she values authenticity and creativity. She received a master’s degree in integrated marketing communications and a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication from St. Bonaventure University, where she worked as the PR Graduate Assistant of the Career Center. Her hobbies include watching movies, social networking, cooking, bargain hunting and scrapbooking. She blogs about journalism, marketing, social media and more at

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How to Break into an Unfamiliar Industry

By | 32 Comments | June 30, 2011

Maybe you’re applying for a job that doesn’t exactly match your experience, or maybe you’re dying to break into an unfamiliar industry. Here are some strategies that can help you do just that. Read »

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How Twitter Chats Can Improve In-Person Networking

By | 15 Comments | June 7, 2011

For millennials raised on AOL Instant Messenger and Facebook, the idea of face-to-face professional networking can be scary. The important role nonverbal communication plays in human interaction is well documented.  This is one of several reasons why face-to-face networking tends to allow people to build stronger relationships. But that doesn’t mean online networking is useless. […] Read »