‘Tis the season of caps and gowns, graduation parties, and what will seem like the monumental task of job hunting. Commencement speakers will tell you carpe diem, cherish your friendships, and wear your sunscreen.
That’s all great advice, but it will only get you so far in your quest for that perfect job in PR. I’d like to add in my own two cents as someone who’s braved – and survived – the PR job search many times over.
- Network! Tell anyone and everyone you know that you are on the market for a job. You never know where you might find someone willing to make an introduction for you.
- Be confident. Play to your strengths and be honest about what you want to improve on. No one expects you to know everything right out of school. A willingness to learn can go a long way.
- Don’t take the first job that you get offered. I’m not saying to turn down your dream job just because it is the first offer you get, but I am saying to carefully evaluate your options. It may take a little longer to find the job that best suits you, but you’ll be happier for it.
Good luck, and maybe we’ll see your name on this blog soon as our next new AC.