PRSA Public Relations, Marketing and Communications Jobs

Career Change Resources

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:

  • What are your passions (writing, speaking, etc.)?
  • What is your educational degree and area of study?
  • What are your career goals (today, next year, five or 10 years down the road)?
  • What knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA’s) will you need most?
  • What is the current demand for your target specialization, and where are the jobs located?

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.

Network

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.