How to land your dream PR gig

Be interesting, be informed, and use the hallmarks of a good editor. Offer information that’s relevant to the specific job for which you’re applying.

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Are you about to graduate from college and looking to land your first PR job?

Here are a few tips from an experienced hiring manager that will help you prepare yourself and stand out from everyone else.

1. Before the interview, read the publications, websites, and blogs important to the industry the company serves.

We like to read Cosmo too, but in PR it is imperative to have your finger on the pulse of the industry, especially one like technology.

Though we don’t expect you to know everything going on in the world today, it’s impressive when candidates demonstrate that they understand our industry focus and let us know they’re following Wired on Twitter and love the new Samsung Galaxy 5 phone that is coming out.

It shows that you’re interested in this industry and engaged with current news media and that you enjoy having tech in your daily life.

2. Look the part.

When you come in for an interview, be at the top of your game. Brush your hair, dress the part, and please don’t make us wonder whether you just rolled out of bed.

3. Work your assets and skills.

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