9 ways to land a PR job after graduation

The job market may seem grim. (A recent study says 85 percent of this year’s grads will return home.) But, don’t fret; here are some tips to help you find that first job.

Brace yourselves. The job market out there is pretty tough. OK, it’s really tough.

Just how tough exactly? According to Twentysomething Inc., a consulting firm that specializes in marketing to young adults, of the 2 million or so graduates of 2011, around 85 percent will return home.


Now here comes the good news. As a public relations/communications student, you are part of one of the fastest growing and most forward-looking industries that this country has to offer.

So, don’t despair and follow some of these tips and strategies below and you will be well on your way to finding gainful employment as a PR professional:

Stay plugged in

Get involved with your PR community! Networking has become something of an art these days, and it allows you to meet key people in the industry, build contacts, promote yourself, and find work. Sites like LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook have become excellent tools for developing and maintaining connections that later could be advantageous to your career.


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