6 tips for new PR pros from an industry vet

Just getting started in the PR field? Here are some tips to survive your first job or internship. For those who’ve been around, it’s a chance to see their work with fresh eyes.

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First day jitters are real.

New employees frequently experience a mixed bag of emotions when they start a job, ranging from excitement to anxious anticipation. Those embarking on a career in public relations, especially those joining an agency, have added challenges,.

It’s not only important to blend in with your new team, but also form a solid working relationship with clients. So how do you navigate your first day at work as a PR newbie?

Heather Fox is a senior account manager at Catalyst, a division of Endeavor Global Marketing, based in New York City. It’s an award-winning agency with several national and global clients in a variety of industries. Fox has been with this agency for over eight years, and has steadily risen through the ranks, from her entry-level internship to her current senior-level position.

As a seasoned pro, she enjoys assisting new co-workers as they acclimate to the agency world and offers some tips for getting up to speed on the first day of work.

Here are her six tips for a PR newbie:

1. Stand out and fit in.

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