5 signs PR is the wrong career for you

Swimming in the ‘shark tank’ isn’t everybody’s cup of chum. This checklist might have you reconsidering you chosen field—or at least polishing up certain aspects of your workday.

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PR is a competitive, nonstop career that will challenge you every single day. Whether it’s drafting a press release over your lunch hour or getting into the office before the sun rises for a client call, PR will always push your limits as a professional. If you’re not fully prepared, it could eat you alive.

Though every agency employs a handful of different personalities and work styles, many PR professionals have several traits in common. Conversely, here are a few foolproof signs that you’re not cut out for public relations:

1. You don’t pay attention to the news. We have stacks upon stacks of newspapers and magazines piled up in the Blastmedia office. Some might call it hoarding, but we call it work. As a PR pro, you are expected to be up to date on your clients’ industry news and current events. Whether it’s scrolling the pages of Mashable or picking up the latest edition of The New York Times, we’re always on top of what’s happening.

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