I read your blog every week and I thought why not ask for advice. Four years ago I graduated with a Public Relations & Advertising degree but didn’t end up working in PR.
I’m feeling extremely frustrated because the one internship I had wasn’t very good and I feel like I’ve wasted 4 years of my live in jobs that I didn’t like. I’ve always considered PR my dream job, but I have yet to take a step forward in my career. Right now I lack experience and confidence.
I am considering taking some courses of Intensive Public Relations and Writing for the Media. I would also like to complete another internship but do not know how to get a company to give me a chance. I live in Puerto Rico and there are not many opportunities here unless you have connections and unfortunately I don’t have any.
Do I still have a chance? Are there books that can help me?
Lost and Confused
You absolutely still have a chance! The most important factors for you will be networking and restructuring your resume. Make sure your resume properly demonstrates how your experience the past four years relates in some way to PR. Customer service, organization and multitasking skills. Taking some additional courses isn’t a bad idea at all. You can network within your classroom and get advice from your professor. It will also help you brush up on some of the skills you might have forgotten.
Since there aren’t many PR opportunities in Puerto Rico, set your eyes on a few agencies and go after them. Ask for informational interviews. Confidence is key in the PR industry. For your next internships, don’t let past experiences get you down. If you’re passionate about PR, you will find the right opportunity. Read our guide for more information and best of luck!