3 things to know before you start your PR career

You’re going to learn about a lot of industries you don’t care about, you’ll be expected to work on weekends, and your clients won’t understand anything you do. Excited yet?

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Do you think you have a good idea of what working in PR is all about? You may have seen a TV show (think Samantha on “Sex and the City”) or otherwise have an idea of what a glamorous life PR pros lead. Maybe you want to get into public relations so you can have the same fabulous, high-octane lifestyle.

There are a few things you should know first.

PR isn’t quite what you think it is. While it is an exciting and sometimes crazy field, it isn’t all fun and games, and is a ton of work.

Here are a few facts you should know before you get into PR:

1. You’ll learn a lot about stuff you don’t care about.

If you’re doing PR for your business, that’s great. You get to talk and learn about an industry you’re interested in. Many PR pros, though, do PR for other businesses or even multiple companies. This means they learn all sorts of stuff they never knew before.

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