The Trophies Mentality
One of the best things that you can do for your career is to research, seek out and apply for or be nominated for awards. There are many awards for publicists that are industry specific and can be applied for or even be nominated for. Keep a list of these awards and their deadlines pinned over your desk.
Know what the criteria is annually and plan your year accordingly. Winning just one coveted award can set you apart as an industry influencer no matter how new you are. Working hard creating great campaigns for your clients will be noticed. Never, ever think that people are not watching.