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    I think I’m interested in a career in PR, but I’m still not entirely sure it would be the right thing for me. I like to consider different options, and to learn as much as I can about each of them before taking a decision.

    Can anyone tell me what it’s like to work for a PR agency, especially when you’re just starting out in your career path?

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    I think it’s great that you want to learn more about it before taking a decision. Of course, you can always take a different career path if you end up not liking this one as much as you thought you would, but of course it’s always nice to have it all figured out and know that you’ll love it.

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    From my own experience, I would tell you that it’s best to start working at a small PR agency, instead of going for a large one.

    Working at a small PR agency is the best way to gain knowledge and experience, and if you find that you would prefer working for a large one, you can easily make the switch later.

    In small agencies, young professionals have different opportunities to grow their skills, while trying their hands at the different tasks associated with PR. In a large agency, they might not get the chance to immediately work with PR clients.

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    Working for a PR agency means that you can get many opportunities to interact with clients, and to become part of a team. Teamwork is very important in PR, and you need to be comfortable communicating with different people, and bringing some creative ideas to the table.

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    I’m not always doing too good when it comes to being part of a team… But I think I have really improved my communication skills lately! And I want to keep working on that.

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    Teamwork is a skill that can be developed, like any other. Maybe learning to work well in a team will be a challenge for you, but I’m sure you can overcome it.

    One thing that’s fun about working for a PR agency is that you can never get bored… Unless your agency only works with one type of client, you should always have new projects to work on, new tasks, new people to work with…

    You can get to work for clients in different industries, so your daily work should never get repetitive and boring! So this is a good thing if you like some action, and if you’re just curious and like to learn about different topics, different realities.

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    That sounds good!

    But do you know if it’s a career that involves a lot of stress, pressure, and deadlines?

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    I’d say so, yes… There is surely some pressure to work as hard as you can. So if you don’t deal too well with stress, maybe this isn’t the best career path for you.

    Then again, I guess it all depends on where you work. Some PR agencies are probably more relaxed than others… And if you really like what you do, pressure and deadlines are just part of the job.

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    Ok. Yeah, I guess I could deal with that…

    Thank you everyone for your answers! I got in touch with Broad Reach Communications to ask them a few more questions, because I feel like it’s a very nice PR agency, probably the kind of place where I’d like to work.

    I can’t wait to see what they’ll tell me!

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    I’m sure someone in their team will be happy to tell you all about what it’s like to work in PR!