Help me lie April 21, 2001 6:00 PM   Subscribe

I really enjoy metafilter and there seem to be alot of intelligent people here. I need some help, I'm going in for a public relations job interview on Tuesday and know nothing about public relations. I fabricated a resume and writing samples to get the interview. My question is do any of you work in Public Relations, and can you give me some tips on the questions/answers I should expect at the interview, its on Tuesday. This is not a joke, really, thanks for the help.
posted by FreeSpeech to MetaFilter-Related at 6:00 PM (14 comments total)

"What kind of idiots do you take us for?"
posted by luke at 6:48 PM on April 21, 2001

Sound like you already know everything you need to know to make it big-big-big in PR, FreeSpeech.
posted by briank at 6:51 PM on April 21, 2001

"How did you graduate from high school without learning about comma splices?"
posted by luke at 6:51 PM on April 21, 2001

I thought you were banned, man?

Either way, I've worked in PR for about the last 25 years, and I can give you some pointers.
1. We on the "inside" don't refer to it as public relations. We call it Animal Husbandry. So during the interview, make sure to use that term, rather than the outdated "Public Relations."
2. When the interviewer asks you who in the realm of PR you have studied, and find the most influential, it can never hurt to bring up Joseph Goebbels. He's well respected in the field, and has influenced some of our best.
3. And finally, if you're asked "Where do you picture yourself in 10 years?" reply, simply, "In your house, with a kitchen knife and plenty of rope."
Follow my advice, man, and you got it made.
posted by Doug at 6:54 PM on April 21, 2001

"What kind of idiots do you take us for?"

Questions and answers, Luke.

posted by rodii at 9:33 PM on April 21, 2001

How is this metafilter-specific and what's it doing here in metatalk?

When did this become an open topic mailing list where you can just ask whatever you feel like?
posted by mathowie (staff) at 12:48 AM on April 22, 2001

When you didn't sweep in like the good fairy you are and delete this thread instantly, I guess. *sigh*
posted by redfoxtail at 8:20 AM on April 22, 2001

Apologies to all for swallowing this troll's bait. One has to concede he's good at what he does, though. A master baiter, if you will.
posted by luke at 12:50 PM on April 22, 2001

I think FreeSpeech has a legitimate question regarding PR, I for one am surprised at the vicious responses to a legitimate question, have we all became that jaded? I for one am happy to help someone get a job. I really dont see the need to be so angry towards this person.
posted by ImAlwaysRight at 9:38 AM on April 23, 2001

It's just that this isn't the place for such things, ImAlwaysRight.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 12:41 PM on April 23, 2001

Only Matt knows for sure, but I'd bet my autographed Mark Grace rookie card that FreeSpeech == ImAlwaysRight == RightWinger == PrivateParts == WhatEverOtherIdioticNamesThisTrollHasUsed.

Go away.
posted by luke at 1:28 PM on April 23, 2001


By your past three posts you have proven how mean-spirited some on this site can be. How sad, there is so little grace or mercy left in this world.
posted by ImAlwaysRight at 2:34 PM on April 23, 2001

No mercy for trolls!
posted by luke at 4:17 PM on April 23, 2001

Luke, you are the weakest link, goodbye!
posted by ImAlwaysRight at 5:37 PM on April 23, 2001

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