Young PR Pros

This episode was sponsored by CPRS Ottawa-Gatineau. Attend the CPRS National Conference in June. Visit conversations.cprs.ca for more information.

Last week we aired the first episode in a three-part series called Navigating Your Career. At the CPRS Ottawa-Gatineau event called Navigating Your Career: The First Five Years, Kristine Simpson got to interview three professionals and ask about differen stages in building your career.

Last week we spoke to Ken Anderson about getting the job. This week we talk to Tracey Baker, Director, Education, CPRS National, about keeping and excelling at the job as a newcomer.

We started the episode with a conversation about the Public Relations Knowlegde exam. Just one of many examples of how you can demonstrate initiative and stand out among the crowd of thousands of graduating students.

Then we discussed the importance of being associated with a professional association. We talked about the benefits of networking with other members of the association, volunteering and professional development.

Finally we end the show with a conversation on learning plans. Julia shares her experience with learning plans.

At her presentation we sat down with her and asked a few other questions. The full interview can be viewed here.

You can also listen to her entire talk at Navigating Your Career, including a more detailed review of the Public Relations Knowledge exam, how to stand out, and more: Click here to listen.

We want to hear from you. Tell us how you excel at your job. Post your story on our blog at youngprpros.ca or on our Facebook Page, or on our Google+ page, or in our LinkedIn group, or on Pinterest, or send us an email at youngprpros@gmail.com, or send us a message on Twitter @youngprpros@kristinesimpson or @kentjulia.

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This episode was sponsored by CPRS Ottawa-Gatineau. Attend the CPRS National Conference in June. Visit conversations.cprs.ca for more information.

Julia Kent is back from her holidays. She is well rested and thankfully avoided any sun burns!

A couple of weeks ago, Kristine Simpson attend Navigating Your Career: The first five years hosted by CPRS Ottawa-Gatineau.

For the next three episodes we will navigate through three stages of the first five years of a young professional's career. Along the way, we will hear from three experts.

The first stage is getting the job. We catch up with Ken Anderson, vice-president at Delta Media PR, who talks about how to determine the right fit for your first job. Ken says three things:

  • Target your approach. Find the organizations that fit your skills and interests.
  • In an interview tell them what specifically interests you about that company and why. This demonstrates your intelligence and eagerness for the job.
  • And finally, relate your education, experience and interest to what that organization does. Show them you are the right fit.

After his presentation we sat down with him and asked a few other questions, here is the full on YouTube.

You can also listen to his entire talk at Navigating Your Career, including his explanation of his famous CHIP & DIP approach to finding a job: http://traffic.libsyn.com/youngprpros/Ken_Anderson_Full_talk.mp3.

We want to hear from you. Tell us how you found the right fit. Post your story on our blog or on our Facebook Page, or on our Google+ page, or in our LinkedIn group, or on Pinterest, or send us an email at youngprpros@gmail.com, or send us a message on Twitter @youngprpros@kristinesimpson or @kentjulia.

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Last month, during the CPRS Ottawa-Gatineau Dine & Discuss event, host Kristine Simpson captured a list of great advice from PR and communications professionals in different industries and at different levels.

We asked six professionals the following question: how can young PR professionals leave a lasting impression on their employers as well as the PR and communications industry as a whole.

Julia Kent and Kristine discuss each advice and share their favourite advice and which advice resonated with them the most.

If you missed the video last week, here it is again.

We want to hear from you. Which advice resonates the most with you? Which advice do you agree with/don't agree with?

Post your comment on our blog or on our Facebook Page, or on our Google+ page, or in our LinkedIn group, or on Pinterest, or send us an email at youngprpros@gmail.com, or send us a message on Twitter @youngprpros@kristinesimpson or @kentjulia.

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