Results from the 2015 PRWeek/Bloom, Gross & Associates Salary Survey Throughout 2014, we could feel the shift, and the changes were palpable: more jobs, faster hiring, a more robust market. Was it a Chicago area phenomenon? Or a nationwide trend? Is it smoke and mirrors, or is it real? What does it all mean for…… Continue reading More Jobs and Salary Growth Make This a Boom Time for Public Relations
With so many secular changes in the PR and marketing field, mentoring has become more valuable than ever. This goes both for recent graduates about to enter the PR field and seasoned managers who, let’s face it, can learn a thing a two from younger people conditioned on social channels and digital media. There are…… Continue reading Handicapping the PR Career Track
Last week, I enjoyed the privilege of participating on a panel gathered to hear PR presentations for final exam in Ron Culp’s class. They were the next generation of PR pros: bright, driven, eager and talented. They’ve examined PR case studies, pursued internships and soaked up as much information and sage advice as possible. …… Continue reading So, How Much Should You Really Be Paid?
A quick, unofficial check of friends at several agencies confirms a PR Week headline proclaiming a hiring boom in public relations. I’ve heard this before, but there appears to be more year-end optimism than in recent years. Most agencies indicate they are actively searching for talent, but many of the openings require a few years…… Continue reading PR Job Prospects Looking Up in 2012
Karen Bloom I’ve been a professional recruiter for, well let’s just say many years, and the one thing I can say about PR industry salaries is that regardless of the year, and regardless of the economy, salaries for junior- to mid-level pros have remained pretty consistent. So, what’s so different about salaries and the…… Continue reading PR Salary Survey: Focus on Relevance, Flexibility