Recently I was asked by my daughter to go into her school and discuss working in pubic relations and what it means to me. I have to be honest that it wasn’t until I sat down to give it some thought that I realized just how much I really do love this industry. I work for the brilliant Interdependence PR and they are a firm which have allowed me to achieve everything that I wanted to in this industry. I wanted to talk to you a little today about why I love this industry and why I would certainly recommend it to anyone who has an interest in this field.
No matter what project or client I am working on there is always an opportunity to flex my creative juices and think up some out of the box way of deliver a message or strategizing. What I love in particular about this industry is that you are working as part of a team with other amazing people who are creative and innovative and this really brings out the best in you.
I am not a born leader and I have no ambition to be a leader, which is why I am so content in my position as part of a well oiled team. Public relations isn’t a position which you do alone and if you want to work in a team of great minds then this is a position which can certainly give you that.
Ever since I was young I have loved working with a wide range of people, I enjoy communicating with people from different industries and backgrounds and thankfully, that is what I do in my daily job. Whether it is setting up events and communicating with event staff, working with clients or speaking with press officers, if you are a people person like I am then you are going to love this job. Within public relations it is absolutely essential that you are able to build strong relationships with those that you work with which is why being a people person will help you so much in this industry.
I love the cycle from the moment that we speak to the client and understand what their needs and their goals are, planing a strategy and then watching as the results are delivered. This is an incredibly rewarding part of the job and it is something which I love to see.
There is no monotony at all in this industry and everyday you will be doing something different than the day before. I love this variety and I know that there are many out there who are also looking for a career which promises them variety like this. One day you are planning an event, the next you are fire fighting and the next you are looking to build on your client list.
This is a great industry to work in and one which I really love.