My Big Fat List of 45 PR Job Search Resources

by coach on October 30, 2010

PR Job Prospects are excellent

Experts predict 24% PR job growth to 2018

Are you looking for a public relations job?  There’s never been a better time for new graduates or PR job hunters and do we have the PR job tips for you!

CNNMoney.com and Payscale recently compiled a list of the top 100 jobs in the US. PR Director was number 84. The ten-year forecast is 13% job growth in the industry with a median salary of $85,000 and top pay of $153,000 annually.

The longer-term prospects are even rosier according to a US Department of Labor report which projects 24% growth over the next decade from 2008 to 2018.

PR students and young public relations professionals should also be very optimistic according to the Canadian Public Relations Society.  CPRS expects 34% of its members will retire within the next four to seven years and those numbers should be similar in the US. That will create a demand for talented professionals in higher paying PR careers.

With that in mind, we’ve put together a big fat list of 45 terrific PR job hunting resources below. You’ll find everything from creative resume and solid interview tips, suggestions on how to use social media to enhance your PR job search and success, networking, PR accreditation, where to look for public relations jobs and much more.

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These resources will help everyone from established PR professionals to students, entry-level or young communication pros. The PR Library has many more public relations job tips and resources too.

And if you’re looking for the best PR jobs available, try the The PR Coach Job Board. You’ll find dozens of new public relations job and PR intern opportunities every day. We also have links to Canadian and UK job resources as well.

Let us know how you like the Job Board and these resources in our comments below. Best of luck as you look ahead to your PR future!

Friday PR Picks – 45 Terrific PR Job Resources

4 Digital Alternatives to the Traditional Resume [Mashable]
5 Ways to Effectively Use Social Media to Conduct Your Job Search
[TEC Blog]
5 Ways Young Communications Pros Can ImproveTheir Resumes
[The Communications Blog]
6 Creative Ways to Land a Job in Digital PR
[Communications Conversations]
10 Tips for Finding a Job Using Facebook and LinkedIn
[Social Media Examiner]
10 Tips to Help Recent Grads Launch Their PR Career
[Identity]
11 Ways to Lose Your Job on Facebook
[Jeff Bullas]
21 Secrets to Getting the Job
[US News]
24 Things You Might Be Saying Wrong
[Reader’s Digest]
25 Qualities Job Interviewers Look for
[US News]
30 Important Tips to Rule Your Job Interviews
[The Personal Excellence Blog]
80 Excellent Examples of Creative Resumes to Inspire You
[Best of Lists]
A Career in Communications/Public Relations
[The Wall Street Journal]
A Study of Excellence in Public Relations Leadership
[Heymann Associates]
A Young Professional’s Guide to Internship Interviews
[The Communications Blog]
Actually, It IS About What You Know
[Lockstep on PR]
Are You Managing Your PR Career?
[Green Banana]
Business Bootcamp for PR Pros: Network with a Twist
[Waxing Unlyrical]
Create a Killer Cover Letter, Please!
[Communikaytrix]
Do You Need to be Accredited in PR?
[Lindsay Olson]
Eight Interview Questions You Need to Ask
[Entrepreneur]
Essential Online Public Relations and Marketing Skills [Digital Readiness Report 2009]
Five Tips for New Grads: How to Use Social Media to Start Your Career [Ogilvy PR]
Getting Your Name Out There and Why It’s Important
[Behind the Spin]
How Social Media Killed the Cold Call
[On the Record Online]
How to Avoid Writing an Awful Cover Letter
[Gawker]
How to get a First in PR
[Behind the Spin]
How to Get an Internship in College
[The Young Professional]
Interactive Advertising Resumes
[Industry Pace]
Interviewing Tips and Tricks
[The Young Professional]
Making Your Online Portfolio Stand Out
[Mandy Boyle]
NonProfit Public Relations: Exciting, Rewarding, and Fun!
[PRSSA Blog]
PR Director on List of Best Jobs in America [PR Newser]
PRJobs Require More than Good Writing Skills: Ex-journos Find Life Not so easy on ‘The Dark Side’ [PR Breakfast Club]
Preparing For PR: Advice For High School Students
[Copywrite, Ink]
So You Want to Work in PR? Here’s My 10 Top Tips
[Social Web Thing]
Social Media DO’s and DON’Ts: 8 Job Search Essentials
[Commetrics]
The Truth Behind Those Crazy Interview Questions [US News]
The Worst Mistake You Can Make On Your Resume
[US News]
Through the PR Looking Glass
[Waxing Unlyrical]
Tips on Following Up after You Send a Resume
[US News]
Top Tips for a Positive Social Media Footprint
[The Wall]
Want to Work in a PR Agency? Here are Some Tips
[Matthew Gain]
What Companies Want in a Social Media Intern
[Mashable]
What Job Recruiters Can and Can’t Do for You
[US News]
What Skills do Future PR Pros Need to Have?
[Mopwater PR]
Your Resume: The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly. What Matters Most to Recruiters? [Avid Careerist]
Your Social Media Skills Can Help You Find a Job
[Poynter.org]

Author:  Jeff Domansky is Editor, The PR Coach

Photo Credit: Stuart Pilbrow

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