A career in the public relations sector can be extremely rewarding with endless opportunities across every business sector imaginable. Whether you are looking for a role in an agency or as an in-house publicist, working in PR can be both challenging and insightful. Here are some of our tips to get your career started in PR.
- Understand what PR is: Many often confuse PR with marketing and advertising. Before applying for a job in an agency make sure you know the difference. Reach out to a real-life PR practitioner and read more about the types of PR (trust us there are many!). By demonstrating a level of understanding of the industry you will stand out from the crowd.
- Get Connected: PR is about who you know and how well you know them. Try to network as much as possible. In fact, follow industry influencers and people at agencies you are interested in joining. Always remember that networking events will develop your job search and career success for years to come.
- Target agencies directly: Customisation is not only for gifts but for CVs. Try to address your CV to the managing director or even reach out to them directly via LinkedIn, it will catch their eye. Show an understanding of PR in your resume and don’t forget to add your storytelling skills, social media awareness, blogging etc.
- Researching the agency before the interview: “What do you know about the agency?” is a very popular question that is often asked by the interviewer. It is smart to do your research before the interview. Get on the website, check google reviews to know more about the company, their vision, client base and campaigns.
With hardwork and confidence, you will be able to find your dream job in PR. If you would like to speak with our consultants and get to know more about how a day in their life looks like, reach out to us today. Visit our website www.midas-pr.com today for more information or get in touch with us by email.