With the economy improving, there are many opportunities for people with PR experience to move up the ladder in agencies or over to the corporate side.
But some people who have made quick moves say that there are questions they wish they had asked before they joined a different agency or made the switch into corporate communications. Based on what we’ve heard from our alums, you would be wise to inquire about certain things before you say yes to an offer.
Here are six questions to ask before you make a quick PR job change:
1. Is there a mentoring management style?
Some companies assign reporting managers who help develop people’s skills as well as mentors who can objectively offer the employee career advice.
These people can guide your career development and also advocate for you, to help you get the best experiences for you.
You don’t want to find out after you join a company that managers focus mostly on giving work assignments to team members and really don’t make time for developing their people. If there isn’t a commitment to helping a person grow as a professional as well as to do good work, you may not have the opportunity to learn what you need to advance your career.
2. Is there some semblance of work/life balance?