What PR pros should consider when planning a career move

You want a new challenge, need to change things up or have awakened to different priorities. Here are tips on how to bring about the change you desire in your career.

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There inevitably comes a time when you are ready for a change.

PR pros crave excitement and variability. The adrenaline that accompanies tight deadlines and continual change is what has drawn many practitioners to the field. So, what should you do when that desire is drawing you to make a change in your career?

Joyce Domijan, vice president of strategy and program development for Career Arc, has some ideas about how PR pros can set themselves up for a successful new chapter in their professional life.

“My first recommendation to people is always to, basically, sit down and think about what’s most important to you,” she says. “There’re so many possibilities in today’s landscape.”

She also suggests that you stay “open to all kinds of different PR positions, not just getting a new employment gig, but maybe looking at contracting positions and working remotely or building a business of your own.”

Your next step should be defined by your unique set of goals. “Find out what’s most important to you, and then what do you need to do in order to accomplish it,” Domijan says.

Overcoming fear

The No. 1 thing that holds people back from achieving their full potential—and getting everything they want—is fear.

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