Want to work in public relations? Any PR pro will tell you that agency experience is necessary for nabbing a job in the communications industry.
That’s true of other industries as well—95 percent of employers said experience is an important factor in final hiring decisions, according to an annual survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.
At my company, account executives hire spring, summer and fall interns. After three semesters’ worth of résumés, writing tests and Skype interviews, I’ve seen it all; unfortunately, some of it can’t be unseen.
In light of that, here’s a list of do’s and don’ts for hopeful applicants.