I’ve been a little quiet lately. It’s been for a lot of good reasons; a lot to do with the link I’m about to share with you. But first the update. About two months ago I left Turner PR prematurely to pursue and opportunity with Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide in Denver. For those who’ve had a slight taste or a full immersion in this level of agency life, knows the level of productivity required. The amount of work, the pace required for turnaround, and the navigation savvy-ness required to maneuver through a dispersed team and client roster is a lot to take in. This is not to say that I’ve had a miserable experience thus far, merely to say that I’m loving the roller coaster ride.
Denver’s office in particular focuses heavily on technology clients. Some in the niche, deep tech field and others more on the consumer tech side. It’s been fun to dabble in both. I’ve also been integrated in Ogilvy’s masterful 360 DI (digital influence) practice. Overall, it’s been a great and well-rounded experience, and I hope to continue on here for many years to come.
Now to the article in which the title of this post comes from.
CNBC released the 2011 America’s Most Stressful Jobs report. Want to take a guess at which profession made it’s way on to the list? Not only did PR find it’s way on the list, but it also ranked high, as in #2. It’s definitely a sink or swim, eat or be eaten type of industry. I mean that not to say that it’s ruthless, but more to say that it takes perseverance. And for those PR job-seekers out there, sorry to say, that finding the job is hard, but don’t expect much sigh-time once you’ve settled into your cubicle.
Promise to be in touch more!
A couple of weeks ago I mentioned how I had the pleasure of being selected as one of the intern bloggers for Internships.com Eye of the Intern blog. Each month I’ll write about a variety of topics as it pertains to being an intern.
This month’s post deals with my Life as a College Graduate; the different things I’ve done while searching for a job. I invite you to read my insight via the link.
On another note, as I type, I’m on my lunch break at my first day of a new internship with Turner PR. It’s been a great start to what I think will be a beneficial internship.
One more thing about internships.com, it’s a great place to find internships. Create a profile and start applying for numerous positions on their web site. It’s that easy. Take it from me- someone who had his fair share of internships prior to graduation. There’s no such thing as being set. The more the better!
Fresh of the PR News Online via the Creative Group: Jobs opportunities to increase in Q1 of 20011.
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▶ PR Positions in Demand: A new report tracking marketing and advertising finds that account services, public relations and social media are the areas in strongest demand among executives who plan to hire in the first quarter of 2011. Among the findings from The Creative Group study:
• The top five areas of hiring are account services (16%); public relations (15%); social media (15%); interactive media (14%); and media services (13%).
• A net 4% of marketing and advertising executives surveyed anticipate increasing personnel in the next three months, up 1 point from the previous quarter.
• 93% of executives say they are confident in their firm’s prospects for growth in Q1, unchanged from the previous quarter.
• Nearly half (48%) of executives said they are concerned about losing top creative talent to other job opportunities in the coming year, up 7 points from last quarter.
Source: The Creative Group