‘Hot Sellers Market’ for Public Relations Talent

My random check in last week with 12 agencies – big and small – confirm the urgency of “Help Wanted” pleas on job boards and social media pages: The PR job market is hot. While one major agency confirmed more than 200 job searches underway, the owner of a small 20-person firm said she is…… Continue reading ‘Hot Sellers Market’ for Public Relations Talent

See a New Job Posting? Apply Immediately

Q.  Are there any secrets to getting considered for elusive jobs online? Based on job specs, I seem fully qualified but I never hear back. Also is there a magic number of days that a job has been posted that I should simply avoid applying for? -JP A.  Don’t waste your time with jobs that…… Continue reading See a New Job Posting? Apply Immediately

Internships Are the ‘Deal Cards’ to Full-time PR Job

Internships are like pulling the Pass Go card in Monopoly. In the board game, your chance of winning increases with each deal card you pull. Internships are the “deal cards” for landing a job in public relations. This week, I heard from recruiters who were in the final review of potential intern candidates for summer…… Continue reading Internships Are the ‘Deal Cards’ to Full-time PR Job

Lots of Jobs Await the Class of 2021

As someone training the next wave of aspiring communications professionals, I was relieved to see the above headline in this weekend’s Wall Street Journal. However, that encouragement was immediately followed by a second headline of reality: So Does Plenty of Competition. Importantly, employers are actively hiring again. ZipRecruiter today lists nearly 4 million searches in…… Continue reading Lots of Jobs Await the Class of 2021

PR Career Advice You Should Never Follow

If you’re looking for work in the public relations industry, or you’re hoping to advance in your existing career, you’ll hear all sorts of advice about what you should do to land an interview or a job, what sector you should work in, and how you should grow your career. Although well intended, a lot…… Continue reading PR Career Advice You Should Never Follow

Job Hunting Tips for Finding Work in a New City

If you’re a recent graduate or young professional who recently entered the workforce, your job search may and should include some of the biggest cities throughout the country. Luckily, even during the pandemic, there are PR opportunities from coast to coast and many are starting out virtually, which gives you time to test the waters…… Continue reading Job Hunting Tips for Finding Work in a New City

Tips for Acing Your First Zoom Interview

In the age of remote work, and especially during the coronavirus pandemic, almost all interviews have moved to Zoom or other video platforms. If you’re new to remote work in the PR sector, the hiring process can seem a bit overwhelming. Applying for remote jobs means going up against many more applicants than may have…… Continue reading Tips for Acing Your First Zoom Interview

Accepting the Agency Rose: My Pandemic Job Search

Yes, I’m here for the right (PR)easons. By Alyssa Damato Long before starting my career in public relations, I heard *the* phrase for the first time. A phrase that many people have mixed feelings towards. One that you can either label as cliche, or take advantage of to excel in your career. The phrase? “It’s…… Continue reading Accepting the Agency Rose: My Pandemic Job Search

Considerations Before Relocating for a PR Job

By Luke Smith Moving is stressful, especially these days. A lot of factors have to be kept in mind when it comes to picking up and starting life in a new location. Relocating for a PR position comes with an extra set of considerations that you will have to make. Facing a pandemic economy and…… Continue reading Considerations Before Relocating for a PR Job

Help Your References Land You the Job

An agency recruiter called me last week seeking a reference for a former colleague. I get a lot of reference checking calls, but this time I was surprised. I hadn’t heard from the applicant in more than a few of years. I honestly didn’t know where she was currently working, nor if she even stayed…… Continue reading Help Your References Land You the Job