September #PREthics Twitter Chat Highlights: PR Ethics as a New Professional

We’d like to thank everyone who participated in the September #PREthics Twitter Chat focused on how new PR professionals can handle ethical situations in the workplace. We discussed the importance of ethical practices as well as confronting unethical dilemmas and finding solutions.

PRSA Twitter Chat - PR Ethics

Specifically, we’d like to thank collaboration from PRSA, the Board of Ethics and Professional Standards (BEPS), and PRSSA for contributing to a lively discussion about this important topic. More information about BEPS can be found here.

Join us again in October for our next #NPPRSA chat.

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The Importance of Staying Connected with Your Network

1As I returned to New York City a few weekends ago, I overcame a feeling of nostalgia as I roamed the streets of SoHo. Last summer I completed internships in the city at two fashion PR agencies, and still to this day I can clearly remember my first day on the job. While walking down Broadway Street with my boss, she looked at me and said, “The first fundamental lesson in any career, especially in PR, is to always get everyone’s contact information that you meet.” Her advice has stuck with me ever since.

How to Network as an Introvert

If you’re an introvert reading this, you probably have read many blogposts and articles on the said subject. You may even groan each time you read another post written by another author talking about how to overcome shyness and networking.

One of the most important things to remember is as an introvert or an extrovert is that everyone works and does things differently. One size never fits all. As an introvert, you need to figure out what works best for you when it comes to networking. Why? Only you know yourself.

Five Ways to Raise the Bar in Your First Six Months

Raise_the_barThe first six months of your career are incredibly important. Throughout this period, you are setting expectations for what people can expect from you, and also what you can expect from yourself. You are learning a ton about your company and co-workers and simultaneously establishing the habits and work-ethic that can make or break a career.

I recently had my first six-month review as an account coordinator at Text100. While it was great to receive feedback from a number of colleagues and clients, it was also a great opportunity to reflect on my own about what has gone well since I began and what I could still improve upon.

No Carbon Copy

I’ll preface this by saying I’ve been fortunate in ways that some of my colleagues may not have been. I have always believed, deep in my bones, that public relations is how I will do my greatest good for the world. I have no conflict and no doubts.

make-your-own-pathI wandered but never faltered, and always felt like I was exactly where I needed to be. I know a lot of young professionals don’t feel that way. Maybe PR wasn’t even your first choice. Some of the best PR pros I know fell into the industry by accident.