5 tips to succeeding in PR

Interested in a career in marketing, public relations or social media? Recent communications graduates and millennials should heed this agency exec’s advice.

As a millennial with several years of experience under my belt, I’m always looking for ways to expand my career.

Inspired by the article, “11 Millennials On The One Piece Of Career Advice That Their Generation Needs To Hear,” here are a few takeaways from my own journey:

  1. Be patient, and persevere. If you know what you want, stay focused and work hard until you achieve your goals.

  2. Be content; appreciate what you already have. Doing so makes you a lot less likely to make rash decisions based on emotional motivations. Make logical choices, rather than basing your decisions on pride, ignorance, bitterness or jealousy. Focusing on those emotions can damage your career long term.

  3. Don’t make excuses for yourself. If you’re not willing to put in serious effort and go through hardship, you might not be ready for your dream, or you might not deserve it.

  4. Don’t invest in personal possessions or belongings. Invest in experiences instead.

  5. Be secure with yourself—and know who you are. You are in control of your own path. You dictate your learning curves. As long as you are secure with your goals, you will succeed in your own time, at the pace that best suits you.

Don’t be wary of new challenges; success will come!

Rachel Lee Puah is the digital health lead at Edelman in Singapore. A version of this article first appeared on LinkedIn.

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Topics: PR

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