What Does it Take to Get Your Dream Job?

Have you ever asked yourself, “What is my dream job?” and not know how to achieve it? As I searched for a few PR Assistant job opportunities for PR Fashion Boutiques/Firms and Brands themselves, I thought, “Do I really have what it takes to get hired? Am I in over my head?” Then I thought about it and in ways, I have already been doing these duties while interning, “Maybe now I’ll get paid for doing these things?!” pops into my mind…

Just by searching through Indeed.com or SimplyHired.com, I can view jobs I prefer in whichever field or area in the country- with just one click. I aspire to do work within the PR field which requires event coordination for some brands or boutiques. I love this and have already helped with many events while interning. Managing budgets, coverage, and tracking coverage have also been a task that is imbedded in my mind. Knowing the coverage, pitching it, correcting, and finding the reach or impressions that come from said coverage is very important because it tells how many people are actually viewing that article or quote about a brand or product. Other tasks include developing travel plans and accommodations for guests and PR/Marketing managers. All of these tasks that I’ve mentioned have been thrown into my coursework, internships, and real life experiences, so I understand the job, but what always is difficult is persuading someone that you have has 2-3 (or however many years) experience at these things. This is where references come in and don’t hold back on all that you have done while interning. The job posts aren’t meant to intimidate you, but aid you in an interview- use these tasks in your resume and cover letter to prepare more and allude that you are the perfect person for the job.

Always #LikeAGirl Event in Paris
Always #LikeAGirl Event in Paris

Another way to prepare for interviews, is to read books or autobiographies of people in the field you wish to work in. Tales From the Back Row by Amy Odell just came out on the first so it’ll be my beach read this Labor Day Weekend!

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