5 career tips for budding PR professionals

Looking to get your start in the PR industry? Here are some tips from veterans in the field about how to develop your skills and reach the next level.

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Are you getting your start in PR?

In the next nine years, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that over 23,000 Public Relations jobs will be added, making PR an attractive job market for many college undergrads.

While most universities do a great job of preparing students on communication theory and application, it can sometimes be difficult for students to transition into the job market. New graduates need to make sure that they take initiative to build and refine skills supplementary to academic studies.

Here are five tips to start your PR Career:

1. Find a Mentor.

Be on the lookout for a mentor, someone who understands PR and can help you navigate your career. A good mentor offers both career and life advice, making introductions to reporters or senior members of your organization.

They are your biggest fan, helping celebrate with you when times are good, and offering a parachute when things don’t go as planned. Finding a mentor isn’t easy, but is essential for long term success in any organization and industry.

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