6 types of PR pros, based on the coffee they drink

You’re wondering: Should I put what kind of coffee I drink on my résumé? No. Just mention it in your cover letter.

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If you’re a communications or marketing pro, you’re likely a burning-the-midnight-oil, overachieving person. We need caffeine like an addict needs a fix.

What does your coffee preference say about your work style?

1. The espresso with one sugar: You like your coffee as strong as your ambition. You have a hard time getting started in the morning—you do your best work in the evenings—but once going, you’re like a freight train with no red lights. You have a commanding presence, which allows your ideas to get heard above the fray at meetings. Others think of you as a leader even if your formal title isn’t there yet. You can be trusted to execute projects, though you sometimes gloss over details. You aim high and land big wins, so you climb the ladder quicker.

2. The small black coffee: You’re up before the roosters and have no room for nonsense in your work or personal life. You check email before most people’s alarm clocks go off. You’re off to the races before business hours. You like to dive in early and work smart, but you value your evenings and like to get a good night’s rest. You help your colleagues and offer to step in wherever needed, even if the work lies outside your job description.

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