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What I Wish I'd Known Starting Out in PR
By: Muck Rack
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It’s graduation season: that time of year when many new PR pros are entering the world of work.

When you’re new to public relations, you have a lot to learn.

Here are some lessons that may not be taught in class but will help you as you navigate through your career.

1. Work hard to stand out. Did you know that the number of PR practitioners is now more than four times greater than that of journalists? A recent story stated there are now 4.8 PR pros to every reporter. I don’t know about you, but I found this to be an eye-opening statistic. What it means for those new to the profession is—you need to rock it. Build a solid foundation by honing your writing and storytelling skills, which will be important whatever your ultimate PR career goal may be. And, check your attitude at the door. Go the extra mile without being asked, and you’ll get further faster.

2. Write! We all know how vital this is—it’s one of those skills that will always matter to PR practitioners. What’s the best way to become a better writer? Write. If you don’t have a lot of writing experience, find ways to write more—ask for opportunities at work or even write your own blog. Even if no one else reads it, the experience you gain is well worth it.

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This article was published by Muck Rack Daily. A link to the original story follows this post. www.muckrack.com
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