I’m Laine Bodnar (née Jaremey), a communications professional with over 11 years of experience. As I was starting out in my career, I kept a mantra in mind: “you are your own biggest advocate.” I focused on honing my professional skills to continually improve how I presented myself – both in person and on paper – throughout my career.
But it didn’t stop there. My career is ever-evolving. I’ve been fortunate to work with teams that allow me to always learn and take advantage of new opportunities, to continue grow professionally. I’ve gained experience in agency, corporate and non-profit communications settings
As a communications career specialist, I help communications professionals get their dream jobs, along with the money and status they deserve, by providing a comprehensive approach. I help with networking support, resume and LinkedIn writing, job interview preparation and career strategy.
With 11+ years as a communications strategist, I’ve also walked in the shoes of my clients.
About the Pencil Skirts & Punctuation blog:
I started Pencil Skirts & Punctuation as an opportunity to share my professional, and sometimes personal, knowledge and experience, engage in discussions and answer questions. I continue to have a passion for career development and I’m have often been approached by friends, family and colleagues – and now, the online community – with questions about job searches, career advice, developing resumes and cover letters, and excelling at work.
Pencil Skirts & Punctuation blog policy:
Posts: Posts will be written purposely and with accuracy, and I will acknowledge and correct mistakes promptly. The information and opinions in this blog are my own. I will disclose conflicts of interest as they arise.
Comments: Comments and opinions should be added in a respectful manner. Comments will be vetted, and will not be deleted unless they are spam or off-topic.
References: I will link to online references and original source materials directly.
Contact: Questions, suggestions and concerns may be submitted on the contact page. I will reply to emails and comments when appropriate, and do so promptly.