Why Read PR Blogs?

11 Oct

I explored a blog called Culpwrit “guiding the career in public relations” where Ron Culp from Chicago, Illinois provides career guidance for those in the Public Relations field. Culp posts several Question and Answer posts which provide answers to those who submit questions. I find those very helpful because it displays different situations in the PR field.

Public relations students can benefit from reading public relations blogs in several different ways, such as:

  • Finding advice for career searches
  • Reading about the lifestyle of someone already in the field
  • Receiving encouragement

Some of the things that I learned about were staying professional during virtual meetings, tips on searching for jobs, interviewing, and tips for while actually on the job.

Public Relations students that stay informed on the world of public relations, such as new technologies, techniques, etc., will likely be competitive in their job search and obtain the best job available for them.

Another thing that reading PR blogs can help with is knowing if you have chosen the right field or what you want to do with your degree. By reading PR blogs you can learn about the things that PR professionals actually do and decide if those are things that you would enjoy doing. If you know PR is for you and are unsure whether you want to work with non-profits, corporations, etc., you can subscribe to bloggers that are involved in those different areas and find which you would enjoy doing most.

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4 Responses to “Why Read PR Blogs?”

  1. New Eyes November 4, 2010 at 4:34 PM #

    I found your post “Why Read PR Blogs” interesting. I do agree that PR blogs really gives you the upper hand when it comes to job searches. The PR blogs I have read really gave me great in sight about the field. Good job!

  2. joshuamassaro November 4, 2010 at 6:20 PM #

    I really like this post about reading PR blogs. I love to read PR blogs because it gives me different opinions and perspectives of the world of PR. I really like how you added how students can benefit from reading them. Searching for a career is a huge part of a college students life. Reading other PR blogs is good advice for PR students or anyone interesting in the field of PR.

    Thanks for your insight!

  3. taraparker1 November 29, 2010 at 1:26 AM #

    Whitney I enjoyed reading this post. I agree with what you said that reading pr blogs can help you find jobs, gain knowledge and receive encouragement. I always find it motivating when an experienced PR professional takes the time to lend me advice. Reading blogs can be very beneficial and help you not only gain knowledge but it also helps to establish relationships with the professionals. I also agree that it is very helpful in the sense of staying current, there are things posted on blogs everyday that help inform you what is going on and what is working in isn’t working in this career path.Thanks for posting!

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