Q. I live in Atlanta and have been looking for PR jobs since graduating last year. Many of the job links from Culpwrit posts are in in DC, Los Angeles and Texas. I really want to stay near home, so should I apply for jobs in other cities or wait for the economy to improve here? -RS
A. YES. Don’t limit your job search to your hometown. I always wanted to live in Chicago, but I moved five times during the first 17 years of my career before ending up in the Windy City.
If your ultimate goal is to end up in your hometown, you need to take whatever path will lead back there. Get experience anywhere, and then return to Atlanta when the economy improves and jobs open on the home front.