5 ways to land the communications job of your dreams

PR and marketing pros, finding the position you’ve always wanted doesn’t have to involve filling out endless applications and sending resumes.

Learning the harsh realities of PR or realizing what a social media manager’s day is like is enough to send some running for the hills. For those who love communicating and creating campaigns despite the stress, there are resources for you to find the perfect fit—whether at an agency or inside a company.

Here are five ways you can find that coveted PR, marketing or social media job:

1. Beef up your portfolio.

PR, marketing and social media jobs come with fierce competition; a listing for a tech company like Facebook or Yelp can have hundreds of applicants within 24 hours. Employment at PR agencies may be at a record high according to Ad Age , but that doesn’t mean demand is waning.

Make your portfolio look the best it can be, and have a version of it available online. Not only will you showcase your knowledge and skills to potential employers during interviews, you open yourself up to be contacted by headhunters regarding professional opportunities.

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