In PR there are days where everything goes smoothly and then there are days when shit hits the fan – and disappointing clients and supervisors can make it seem as if your PR career is on the next one way flight back to Texas. With everything in between of managing clients, replying appropriately to the media, flagging the news before the client does there leaves a lot of room for tons of questions, comments and concerns.
My best advice to anyone entering the communications arena is to first buckle up tight, and secondly find a confidante who will answer all your questions with a smile. In a heartbeat I can text, call or quickly ping my PR mentor to answer any dying question, to step out for lunch or vent about a stressful project… and through it all I know I have her ears and her support and a kind hug waiting if I truly need it. In fact, she was one of the first people I told about my offer when I was interning and we danced around in her cube ♥ PR mentors are great for so many things like to get advice on the best way to reply to the media or a second pair of eyes reviewing client ready documents. In fact, my supervisor would probably think I’m a moron if I didn’t have my mentor guiding me. She’s my secret little weapon that helps make the PR world make sense and I can only hope to one day return the favor to someone else.