Making a Career Shift? Adapt, Learn, Grow and Continue To Hone Skills

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I had a lot of self-doubts when I chose to leave my job in Washington at the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources, move to Nashville and change careers. Every negative scenario regarding this decision ran through my mind. After all, transition can be scary. I had spent over three years working in a fast-paced, exciting city that pushed me to be my best in all aspects of my career. Did I really want to start over in a new city and in a completely new industry? I had never worked in PR; what if I have no … Read More

What Job Candidates in the Communications Industry Need to Know

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This May will mark 25 years since I was an eager college student embarking on an internship at MP&F Public Relations. Little did I know then that it would be the start of a rewarding career in communications. After a few years of client work under my belt, I began to manage our intern program and did that for seven years. For the better part of the last decade, I’ve been screening and interviewing all of our firm’s job candidates. Needless to say, I’ve seen a lot of changes over the years regarding skills that make a successful PR practitioner. … Read More

The Power of Networking

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Most college students hear the mantra “network, network, network” if you want to get a job after graduation. And while most graduates hear what their professors are saying, actually diving in and doing it is a different thing. But it works. Let me tell you how I got my first several internships and, now, my first real job. From internships at Fletcher Rowley, Inc., a political consulting firm, to the Tennessee General Assembly with Sen. Jeff Yarbro, and now at MP&F, my network has helped me climb the ladder. That’s not to say I didn’t work hard or do everything … Read More