It may be tomorrow—or years from now.
Even if you have a job you love, you should always be thinking ahead. It might be the last thing on a busy PR pro’s mind, but where do you see yourself in the future?
Maybe your next role is in your current company—or you might have your sights set on another company or an agency. Perhaps you’re considering stepping out on your own.
Whatever the case, what must you do to be ready? Keep these steps in mind:
1. Never stop networking.
Yes, you’re busy. Yes, you’re probably spent at the end of your workday. But yes, you really should try to make it to that networking event after work, at least every once in a while.
There are estimates that somewhere from 70% to 85% of jobs are found through one’s network. Continually build your network and keep in touch with your contacts.
2. Keep your résumé, portfolio and social media accounts updated.