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What skills do you need for a career in PR?

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Head over to Comms2Point0 where I’ve blogged today about the skills you need for a career in PR.

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2015: 150 PR agency internships, apprenticeships, work experience, graduate schemes & entry-level roles

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Jan 2016: Please note that the 2016 version of this list is now available here.

One of the things I’m most often asked about is the importance of internships.  Do you really need experience to get into PR or can you go straight onto a graduate scheme?  In my experience, it’s absolutely vital that you have previous PR experience before applying for an entry-level job in communications. One of the things I often advise those job hunters to do is to look at the PR Week top 150 agencies and start looking for work experience, internships, apprenticeships and graduate schemes offered by those firms.

So to kick 2015 off in style I’ve done the hard part and trawled through websites to bring you the top 150 companies’ internships, apprenticeships and entry-level opportunities in this handy list.

For an detailed look at careers in the PR industry including how to write a decent CV and cover letters buy my book: How To Get A Job In PR

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49 Great PR People on Twitter Chosen by Graduates

twitterHot on the heels of my 50 PR Blogs Chosen By Graduates blog post, I asked the current batch of Tayor Bennett Foundation trainees to each list their ten favourite PR people on Twitter.  Links to the grads’ Twitter accounts and blogs with their reasons for their choices are below, followed by the full list (which you can follow here).  I gave them free reign, so absolutely no guidance in terms of who I rate on Twitter.  There’s also this handy list of PR influencers by Lissted – which I also didn’t tell them about before they put their lists together.

Interestingly in this and both the PR blogs list, there are few geographical boundaries.  The PR practitioners chosen are based not only in the UK, where the graduates are, but also North America, Australia and Asia.  Perhaps a sign that entry-level pracitioners don’t care where you are if you have something interesting to say, and that they already value global opinion and ideas.

By the way, these six (really fabulous) graduates leave the Foundation’s PR training programme in mid-November and are about to start job hunting so if you need bright, well-trained grads to join your PR agency or in-house comms team give me a shout.

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How to describe your job on your CV

Screen Shot 2016-01-07 at 12.45.50I see a lot of CVs and the thing that most people struggle with is being detailed enough about what they do in their current job.  The job you’re doing at the moment, particularly if you’ve been doing it for several years, is what’s going to get you your next job so it’s important you let future employers know exactly what you do so they can get a good picture of what you’re capable of.  Continue reading

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Stephen Waddington – Brand Vandals

I stumbled across this lecture by Stephen Waddington from last year and it’s worth checking out whether you’re looking to start your career in PR or whether you’re a seasoned practitioner.  He explores the impact of social media across business, practice and academia.

Also, take note of his advice right at the start of this video – if you want to work in PR, write a blog.

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Goodreads Giveaway of ‘How To Get A Job In PR’

Goodreads Book Giveaway

How to Get a Job in PR by Sarah Stimson

How to Get a Job in PR

by Sarah Stimson

Giveaway ends March 05, 2014.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

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2014 Career Resolutions

It’s that time of year again and plenty of PR folk have laid out their resolutions for 2014 including Stuart Bruce, Matthew SchwartzAdrienne ErinCarm Lyman and CHA Group.

I’ve made a few resolutions myself: lose weight (ahem, I make this resolution every year but one year I’ll crack it, right?), write and publish two more books, and network with more PRs and academics.  It’s not a long list, but each of those things are pretty hefty goals and I work best when I have something to aim for.

If you’re still pondering your resolutions for this year you might want to consider making them career-oriented.  Here are a few ideas to get you started. Continue reading

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