I graduated with a BA in Strategic Communications, a couple minors and a loose idea of my career path. A few weeks before graduation, my professor emailed me that PR agency Belle Communications was looking to hire a part-time account assistant. Being an open-minded (and unemployed) student, I decided to apply—not knowing that the position was virtual.
Five months, one promotion and roughly 1 billion hand cramps later, I love working in a virtual environment.
PR pros with the proper drive and discipline can find that working remotely fits their lifestyle and enables them to thrive professionally.
Here are five tips to make the most out of a remote PR position:
1. Be accountable and accessible.
If working in a virtual environment were a sport, it would be competitive swimming.
You train and perform on your own to contribute to the overall success of your team. You must be accountable in your role so that your team members can rely on you to meet deadlines, contribute fresh ideas and produce the highest quality of work.