Ways PR grads can ace their first interview

Even before you sit through the commencement speech and toss your mortarboard skyward, you probably will be seeking your first career steppingstone. Follow this advice to land that job.

Spring means that exciting (if terrifying) new things are just around the corner for incipient PR grads.

With the median PR salary standing at a handsome $92,125 last year, there’s never been such high demand for PR talent, nor such stiff competition.

Although a new grad should expect to start off quite a bit below that figure, a solid interview can help you land the job to make you the envy of your class.

Here are a few ways in which newly minted PR grads can nail their first post-college interview:

1. Give yourself credit. Imposter syndrome is a normal state of mind for anyone seeking a higher office. Though it might feel awkward to boast about your accomplishments, the interview is exactly the right time to do that. Speak proudly about your feats, whether they are through internships, school work or personal endeavors. Always assume that your interviewer has not read your résumé carefully, as that’s often the case.

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