Fancy a Career in PR?
January 31, 2018 / Sharnie Carter
If you’re thinking of a career change, then a career in PR might be the right direction for you.
Most people consider Public Relations to be a very glamourous and high-profile job role. But there is a lot more to this career than just client lunches, press releases and free parties; there are aspects to PR that need to be approached when considering a career in this field.
PR is maintaining a reputation, image and communications. This may be within a business, school or for a person – nevertheless it requires the same attributes.
Are you organised, creative and good at communication?
A career in PR can vary from day to day. One day you may be writing a press release, and another you may be taking clients out to brunch to pitch an idea.
Due to this variety, it is essential that you are able to keep on top of your workload, are able to talk to a variety of people, and think of ideas to sell to a number of different clients.
Are you interested in and up-to-date with what is going on around you?
This is essential when thinking of advertising ideas. You need to know what is popular and what is not, and what to do in order to maintain a certain image in the eye of the public or media.
Having a keen interest in this will keep you one step ahead.
Are you willing to work out of hours and to strict deadlines?
This isn’t like your regular 9 to 5. If you’re looking for a consistent job with a regular schedule, then this is probably not the career for you.
Working in PR means working varying hours and potentially on the weekends. It also means working to the moment; if something happens that the world needs to know about, you need to be ready to put it out there before anyone else – whatever the time.
Are you willing to learn and put the time in?
Having previous knowledge and experience is vital when working in such a competitive industry. Many employers require their PR employees to understand the workings of media and public relations, and be willing to learn more about the industry.
This is where we come in.
Our Public Relations Level 3 course is a perfect way to get your foot in the door.
- the important role PR plays within a business
- PR campaigns, strategies and crises
- key skills to succeed within this industry
So if a career in PR sounds like something you’d be amazing at, don’t hesitate to start.
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