I sit here today a recently unemployed public relations professional who is giving serious consideration to a career change. I graduated college in 2005 and immediately entered the biz. I had high hopes for myself and took every experience for what it was worth, learning every moment and dedicating myself and my career to the agency and clients at hand. I loved it and have loved working in this field for over five years.
Recently I’ve made a few career moves to learn more, give myself more opportunities and resources, and also to make more money. I’ve gone from a small agency of two, to a mid-sized agency of 25+ and I’ve noticed a few things along the way that I thought I’d share from my perspective.
I want to make more money, we all do. But, I don’t want to make more money and love my job less. Sounds like a simple statement that we can probably all share and support but in the public relations business, I’m not sure at my ripe age of 28, that I can see this as a reality. With every agency move, I have indeed made more money. But I also see things happening within the larger agencies that I strongly disapprove of and disagree with. Continue reading