It’s not uncommon to find yourself in a job that does not feel like a good fit. Luckily, there are tools out there to assist you when it’s time to start thinking about where you could see yourself thriving in the world of public relations.
Visualizing Your Best Skill Sets
In order to remove the stress involved with choosing the right place for you, knowing what type of person that you are makes that decision much easier.
To assist you in pin pointing your specific strengths and weakness as a person is The VisualDNA Who Am I? Quiz. It is a personality quiz that is designed to help you discover where you would fit according to the qualities that you identify with. Simply answer a series of questions about your interests, habits and lifestyle.
At the end of the quiz, you get results based on how you relate to the following categories:
These result will depict whether you are a combination of two of 10 different qualities that reflect you as a person. For example, the Captain personality is a combination of “influential” and “achiever”, a type that will thrive in a fast-paced agency.
The public relations industry is filled with opportunities to do something you truly enjoy. Knowing your strengths and weaknesses can help you determine the best for you, whether that is as a media liaison, working in an agency environment or working as a publicist.
Once you are equipped with some general knowledge of your strengths and weaknesses it is easy to apply these to the job search.
Now the Job Search is On
Virtual job boards are essential when searching for new positions in not only PR, but for any job in general. They compile every full and part-time job that is open along with the option to organize those jobs based on salary, location and company.
The next step is finding that company through a site called Glassdoor.
Glassdoor is every entry-level job-seeker’s dream. It is a free look into the secret work practices of jobs and companies that are posted anonymously by people that have worked there themselves. Secrets include salary details, company reviews, and interview questions.
Being able to narrow down your choices through insider knowledge is always beneficial in the job hunting process, take advantage of this tool and you will be that much closer to your dream job.
With over 800,000 new job postings a day, Indeed is one site that you cannot overlook. They give you the option to create an account and upload your resume. Companies will come to you and you can reach out to them.
Once you have found a company that you are interested in via Glassdoor, you can search for job openings on Indeed and begin your application process.
Now that you have the tools that will help you get your dream job, go out and get it! Good Luck!
Written by Elisabeth Holmes, Account Executive