About a year ago, I started working with one of the largest PR firms in the world. Name a city, and we have an office there. Name a practice, and we do it.
One of my fellow contributors recently wrote a post on why working for a small agency is good for your career. While I agree with her points, there are considerable benefits my fellow contributor didn’t mention about working at a large PR firm.
Consider these points before making up your mind about big agencies:
1. It doesn’t take that long to work with the “big guys,” as long as you can seize opportunities. Three months into my job at my new agency, I was already working on a project for one of the top executives in the New York office. At a large agency, these opportunities are not rare, but you also have to jump at the chance as soon as it’s offered, or someone else will grab it.