Are you ready for a career change?
Do a Self-Assessment
PRSA Jobcenter career experts suggest you start by asking yourself a few basic, yet critical, questions:
Enroll in PRSA's PR QuickStart Program
PR QuickStart is a free online and self-guided program that provides introductory principles and concepts for those looking to learn more about working in an public relations agency environment.
Reach out to professionals in the field. Use PRSA's directory to network. Attend an event as a nonmember at a local PRSA Chapter. Attend a national learning seminar. Learn what the day-to-day life of a public relations professional is all about.
Do Your Research
The PRSA website has a wide array of resources to help you better understand the work of public relations professionals. Articles, such as "Diversity Dimensions: Career Development: Do, Explore and Read" and "What PR Leaders Look for in Job Candidates," are but a small sample of what you can find by using the search function on the PRSA website.
Specialized Resources for Journalists
Are you a journalist looking to transition to the public relations field? Jobcenter provides specialized resources for journalists. Learn about which skills are transferable in the public relations field and how you can successfully make this transition.