I know little about the PR scene in my new hometown. How do I most efficiently conduct a job search?

If you've moved to a new town, the best way to determine your ideal next career step is to do research.

If you've moved to a new town, the best way to determine your ideal next career step is to do research.

The first area to look into is the local agencies in order to determine what firms you might be interested in. One helpful source is your university's alumni Web site. It can help you find people with whom you could potentially network. Perhaps they live in the area or work in another office of an agency you would be interested in joining. They usually are more than willing to help out a fellow alum.

In addition, if you belonged to any organizations while you attended school or if you're a member of any professional association, contact them to see if they could be a networking resource.

Finally, if you do find a position that interests you, research the company before calling the HR rep and discussing the role for your candidacy.

Gina Licata is HR manager at Ruder Finn.

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