PR Through The Eyes Of A Young Professional

You’ve Got The Job….Now What?!

In Internship, Jobs, Public Relations, Social Media, Specialty, Uncategorized, Young Professionals on April 19, 2010 at 8:23 pm

So maybe your job search was easy or maybe it was….trying (raises hand). But no matter the time length, you’ve been luckily or savvy enough to land a job in your field. Now what?

Do you stop networking?

Do you stop receiving job postings from Careerbuilder, Paladin, Doostang, etc?

Do you stop reading articles and industry news?

Do you run in the middle of the street and do your happy dance?

Answer: No. No. No. Hell Yeah!!!

Locating a job can be one of the most stressful experiences of a person’s life. But now that you have the job, it doesn’t mean the work is over.

Join an Association

Getting a job for me meant that I could finally become a member of all the professional associations I wanted too, rather than waiting on a free event :-). Associations such as PRSA, International Association of Business Communicators , etc. can be extremely useful when it comes to professional resources. Join one!

Giving Back

You better believe their are hundreds, if not thousands of other professional still on the job hunt.  The old phrase “to whom much is given much is expected (and required)” is one that all people should keep in mind. Become a mentor, advocate, or a reference for a fellow PRo. Connect with students in order to help them reach their professional goals. I make it my business to give advice, provide assistance or just listen to my peers. I’ve spoken to rising communications professionals at different events, edited several resumes, written primers, and I’m looking forward to many more opportunities. I implore you to also give back to your professional community.

Stay Relevant on Industry News

Need I say more?!

Career Updates

Be sure to keep those daily alerts.  Sometimes the best thing you can do for someone else is to pass along information. Also you can keep your eyes open for  promotions and company personnel changes. You never know if and when you may need to review those same job boards again.

Network

Networking is something that you will never get away from, and for good reasons. As a professional its important to stay connected with peers and associates. This will be your lifeline to information outside of your immediate knowledge. Sharing ideas, concepts,opportunities and just relevant news can all be accomplished through successful networking.  Having a strong network is worth its weight in gold!
Stay proactive! And keep learning!

Until Next Time,

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