Posted by: beckbamberger | May 3, 2012

So You Want to Work at a PR Firm?

A lot of our interns are specifically looking toward entering the public relations and/or marketing fields and we wanted to pass along an article by PR Daily’s Nicole Messier.

Messier wished she knew the following before she entered the PR firm scene:

1. You’re at the mercy of two people: managers and clients.
2. You’re expected to be connected to email on the go.
3. Being proactive shows everyone on your team that you’re here to win.
4. If you don’t know how to proofread, return your diploma.
5. Whoever said “no question is a stupid question” is, in fact, stupid.
6. Building relationships will get you everywhere.
7. Problems, drama, and—yes—some tears are almost guaranteed.

Messier even has a great ending that’s straight to the point:
Agency life will be draining, daunting, and often thankless. If you want to be the next undiscovered talent—or the young professional with the corner office—you have to work your butt off to get there. In agency life, a job promotion is never going to be handed to you.

Perhaps the best piece of advice, which could probably be applied to any job, is that you are only as good as your team. Work well with others, give credit where it is due, and roll up your sleeves to get the job done—no matter what that job is.

To read more about the article that’ll give you a chuckle and make you nod in agreement, click here.


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