Securing and acing your first PR position can be daunting.
There is no red flashing arrow pointing you to the job that’s the right fit, and once you’re settled into your position, your journey on the path to success has just begun. For PR pros fresh out of college, learning about new clients also means learning about new industries and taking on tasks that exercise and grow your skillset.
Though there is no direct road map for your first year in the PR industry, there are a few tips and tricks beginner communicators can use to navigate your way to a successful career in public relations:
1. Don’t be intimidated by titles.
When you’re in a classroom, there are two positions: the teacher or the student. This notion will be turned on its head in your first year in PR. At small agencies, you can often have the opportunity to work one-on-one with professionals at every level from managing partner to interns—and they all have insights from which you can learn.