As public relations professionals, it’s necessary for us to stay updated on the various tactics and strategies that will help us provide the best services for our clients and companies. Often, this blog series does so by holding a light to superb PR work that should be emulated, or missteps that we can learn from but are to avoid.
When it comes to most jobs, we can all agree that experience is king. Through internships, companies are able to invest in the future of the PR profession by cultivating inexperienced practitioners and providing the training that most just can’t learn in a classroom.
By offering career training to students or those new to the profession, internships are often the first rungs on the career development ladder and the quality of an internship program often determines how a person will fair in their early career.
I started writing this blog post several weeks ago while thinking of how life is full of choices and that you have to choose your own best path if you hope to achieving a work-life balance. The problem for many people, women especially, is that there are a number of things in life tugging us in multiple directions which makes that balance difficult to achieve. So I thought I would provide my take on whether or not women can “have it all.”
Interviewing is a nuanced practice. What works with one recruiter, hiring manager or human resource rep may not be right for another. Navigating the tricky paths leading to a new job can be about as challenging as predicting the weather, but there are a few tactics that ring true no matter who you’re meeting with.
When their products fail and communication goes sideways, it’s usually easy for PR practitioners to predict when a company will likely face a crisis situation. Unfortunately, not so much for the companies themselves; some business leaders don’t seem to realize that they’re being cooked until the water is already boiling.
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