Oh, the job hunt continues. I have religiously been sending out resumes, and luckily I had one positive response from Chicago that I was really excited about. The more I keep looking for jobs in my top 5 cities I wanted to move to they all keep coming back to Chicago. It is just so crazy for me to think I will probably be living in a city where I know nobody in 2 months. Moving will probably be the most exciting/scary thing I will ever do but will give me the chance for a fresh start. As much as I loved living in Massachusetts and going to college in Georgia, I think it is time for me to move on. I have never exactly fit in in the South and I know in my heart I belong in the North… or Midwest in this case!
I think the hardest thing about looking for a job is writing cover letters. They will be the death of me so if anyone has any tips, please let me know! I am way to humble to write an entire letter bragging about myself and my capabilities. I think it is time for me to recognize what an amazing PR professional I will be and be able to put it in writing!
My mom has played a major role in my decision to move to Chicago. She has a lot of connections up there that will be able to help me out and become adjusted to the city. I just really hope I am making the right decision because for the longest time I was all about moving to NYC and it seems like the tables have turned. Moving to Chicago right after graduation doesn’t mean I will never make it to The Big Aple though… I atleast want to live there at some point!
With the positive feedback I got this morning, I am feeling a lot more confident in my job search. Hopefully good things keep on coming!
After taking a long break from blogging this summer, I have decided to start back up again. I want to use my blog as a means to document my job-hunting experience as December graduation is approaching. Also, writing in my blog has always helped me improve my writing skills. Now that I no longer have 20 page communication arts research papers to write I think I might get slightly bored.
I’m finally in my last batch of PR classes. These classes include:
- PR Campaign Strategies
- PR Practicum
- PR Firms
- and lastly, PR Publications
In addition to taking classes, I am currently interning at the Statesboro Convention and Visitor’s Bureau where I have been spending a lot of my time promoting and attending the town’s farmer’s market(Mainstreet Farmer’s Market, if you’re in the area you should go!), using Adobe InDesign to create brochures and fliers and meeting community members. My main project for the semester is to design and create a box of recipe cards using ingredients that can be bought at the farmer’s market. I have already made a “Tour Planner Guide” for Statesboro and am working on a guide to Pick-Your-Own farms in Southeast Georgia on the side.
In addition to THAT, I am also volunteering at WVGS 91.9 The Buzz radio station on the Georgia Southern campus as their Public Relations Manager. I normally spend my time updating their social media channels and most recently I was given the opportunity to do a voice-over for the introduction to one of the radio shows.
I’m really hoping this semester gives me as much experience in the PR field as possible so I can be completely ready to have a job upon graduation. I am definitely sticking to applying for jobs in a major U.S. city. It has always been my dream to live somewhere big. If I were to rate where I want to work on a scale 1-5 it would be as follows:
I have decided to use Adobe InDesign to make a more creative resume(don’t get scared… not too artsy!). I just want to stand out from other applicants and make a name for myself and hopefully I can find an employer who will appreciate the individual spin my resume will have!
Well that is it for now!