Inspired by Elena Verlee’s blog — PR in Your Pajamas — and the fear of my upcoming college graduation I am dedicating this post to job resources. Any professional, not just public relations or journalism students, has access to websites like Talent Zoo, LinkedIn and your local newspaper listings. But not many students, our future professionals, know all the possibilities and opportunities that are available to them as graduation and the real world approach.
LinkedIn has recently launched a student section dedicated to internship and job opportunities for current students and recent graduates. On the opening page new postings as shown as well as companies looking to hire. One can also select their area of interest whether public relations or the art industry and continue to search through jobs by narrowing requirements.
Talentzoo.com dedicates itself to all media jobs and even has a section for “geek jobs” pertaining to HTML specialists and other intense specializations. Then, for our fellow public relations professionals there is PRweekjobs.com, posting PR and media opportunities all over the country.
When posting your resume or creating a profile on any of these sites, it’s important to ask yourself a few questions as Lewish Howes, former pro athlete and founder of SportsNetworker.com, indicates on Elena Verlee’s blog.
•Who am I?
•What are my goals?
•Who do I help?
•How do I help them?
•Who do I want to connect with?
•How do I want people to perceive me?