By Jessica Phillips
You learn something new every day
When you first start in PR, it is important to take as much advice on board as possible. It will certainly come in handy at some point down the line. Also, don't be afraid to share your specialist knowledge and opinion.
Time-management skills are invaluable
At Stone Junction, we have several assets to help us manage our time, such as digital work plans, weekly planning sheets and a database that the whole team can access and update. Although these assets are helpful, I still use the old-fashioned method of hand-written lists to ensure that I complete every task, each day. Find a method of organisation that works for you and stick with it.
Build on communication skills
At Stone Junction, we've seen the benefit of picking up the phone to speak to journalists, clients and suppliers rather than sending an e-mail. Calling helps build relationships and strengthens your communication skills. It also allows you to receive answers to your questions instantly, which does wonders for productivity.
These are just three of the lessons I've learned in my first year in PR, but there are many more that I’ve picked up along the way.
To find out more about what it's like to work at Stone Junction, and the type of content we produce on a regular basis, visit our company website, www.stonejunction.co.uk