10 Career-Building Tips For Aspiring Publicists
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10 Career-Building Tips For Aspiring Publicists

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Consult Influential Mentors

You always want individuals who are able to mentor you as you mature into your role as a publicist. You want to solidify those relationships and have them be more than just general acquaintances. Look into who are the top industry leaders in your area and field. Who is number one? Who is at the top of their game? Who are the Olivia Pope’s within the industry? Who are the top publicists who’ve recently won awards? Who are the PRs that are working for the company you want to work for?

Ask them out for coffee. Tell them that you are a new prospect and are in need of a career mentor. Go to coffee monthly and come with a list of questions. Bring them your portfolio, let them see your work, and allow them into your world. As they get to know you and your work ethic better, they will point you to opportunities they know of and will take a vested interest in your success.


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