4 ways for young PR pros to ‘keep the door open’

Leaving your first PR job? That doesn’t mean you have to cut ties with your former employers. Here’s how to keep the relationship going.

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Through the years, I have had the pleasure of working with many young PR practitioners. As a part-time lecturer in the field of PR and a vice president of a PR agency, I have worked hand-in-hand with some very talented millennials.

Now, I bet you think I’m going to rant on this generation. I’m not. Like generations before them, Generation Y is facing their own set of unique, work-related challenges. Lack of jobs, heavy competition, the list goes on.

For those young PR practitioners fortunate enough to secure their first PR job, congratulations. You should be proud.

However, as with most jobs, there will come a time when you will want to seek career growth. That’s a good thing. If another opportunity comes to strengthen your PR skills, jump at it. What’s the most disappointing part of a millennial and when the leave their first PR job? For me and the many I have spoken with in the industry, it’s their lack of communication. You don’t have to be so secretive about everything. You can keep your doors open.

With that in mind, here are some tips to make the transition easier for millennials looking to leave their job:

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