Career Guide 2015

What real success looks like for diversity in the PR sector: Career Guide 2015

Strides have been made, but the pursuit of a diverse and inclusive top-to-bottom workforce continues to challenge the PR sector. Industry leaders spoke with Rose Gordon Sala to paint a picture of what tangible success looks like.

10 tips to help you ace your next interview: Career Guide 2015

As the war for talent in the industry intensifies, putting your best foot forward has become increasingly important for today's interviewees. HR heads at communications firms and executive recruiters highlight key tips on how potential candidates can land their next role

Asking for a raise? Here's what you need to know and do: Career Guide 2015

Asking for a pay increase can be daunting for any PR pro. Industry leaders share best practices on how to navigate this hurdle and please both the staffer - and the company.

How to hold successful, productive meetings: Career Guide 2015

A quartet of industry leaders shared some tips with PRWeek as to how they ensure meetings are efficient, productive, and beneficial to everyone involved.

5 comms pros highlight the benefits of teaching: Career Guide 2015

Tanya Lewis profiles five professionals whose stories provide a master class on myriad ways adjunct professors are better for the experience.

Mentorships greatly benefit all parties involved: Career Guide 2015

Particularly with clearly set goals and programs organized to attain them.

Winning perspectives from diversity champions: Career Guide 2015

Philosophies and practical advice for building effective diversity drivers that can be adopted by anyone.

Career Guide 2014

A decade of change: Career Guide 2014

PRWeek asked 13 industry leaders to recall 2004, then focus on 2014, and offer their immediate thoughts on how they would differentiate the two years in terms of a PR pro's most coveted abilities.

All in the family: Career Guide 2014

When parents and children ply the same trade, benefits and challenges come with the territory. Sarah Shearman profiles a trio of pairs who bring out the best in one another as they navigate some tricky terrain.

Starting early: Career Guide 2014

DePaul University associate editor Kelsey Rotwein highlights a Chicago program that is introducing PR to a heretofore unaware group of high school students who have quickly developed a serious interest in the profession.

Staying power: Career Guide 2014

While it is exciting to move, these industry leaders prove you can thrive by staying at the same organization for more than a decade.

Extra credit: Career Guide 2014

Despite holding positions that redefine "full time," numerous PR industry leaders embrace extracurricular activities for career-enhancing and energizing benefits.

Marks of excellence: Career Guide 2014

In a continually evolving discipline, the skills today's PR professional must master are as plentiful as they are broad. Industry leaders share their views on the most crucial traits to the modern practitioner's success.

Unusual road to the corner office: Career Guide 2014

Some of the best lessons for young PR pros come from industry leaders. And none have a background quite like Golin CEO Fred Cook, who shares 10 unique career tips that have helped propel his long, distinguished career.

Office pride: global edition

After focusing on US workspaces last year, PRWeek searched the globe for agency offices that inspire staffers, foster collaboration, and showcase the market.

Sources of inspiration: Career Guide 2014

Lessons in how to best communicate can sometimes come from those outside the sector. Ten industry leaders highlight individuals who provide motivation for PR professionals.

Educated decision: Career Guide 2014

Three decorated 2014 graduates share firsthand perspectives on how university programs uniquely prepared them to enter the PR workforce.

Career Guide 2013

Office pride

PR firms across the US put great thought and effort into creating their workspaces. PRWeek looked across the nation to find agencies whose offices underscore their innovation and inspire their staffs.

Tools of the trade

Engagement. Videography. Research. These are some of the skills today's PR pros possess that vastly differ from just a few years ago.

Global growth

Time spent overseas will not only help a PR professional's career blossom, it can also pay notable dividends for the employing organization.

Return to glory

Tanya Lewis profiles seven leading communicators, including Nissan's Simon Sproule, whose careers have been propelled by coming back to previous organizations.

Follow the leader

Three-plus decades helming communications for CPG behemoth P&G taught Charlotte Otto what it takes to be a true comms leader. In this exclusive submission for PRWeek, she shares some of that wisdom.

Increased mobility

While the PR community broadly embraces the benefits of a flexible work environment, both physically and creatively, how it is defined and the extent to which it is encouraged varies greatly.

Charting the course

From initial impressions to the key moment when that first job is in sight, Durham College's Andrew Chapados offers a firsthand glimpse of a PR student's experience.

Career Guide 2012

Bay Area bounty: Career Guide 2012

Apple's proposed new 'spaceship' HQ in Cupertino, CA, reflects the vibrant, competitive atmosphere of a thriving region for PR pros.

Living the dream

Tanya Lewis profiles seven top-level communicators who have found jobs that combine their professional expertise with lifelong passions.

The next generation

What's on the mind of incoming PR pros? Gideon Fidelzeid assembled an octet of recent and soon-to-be grads to find out.

Mastering the craft

PRWeek presents a list of 70-plus US schools that offer master's PR programs in traditional formats, with additional lists of schools with either online-only or blended online/in-class curricula.

Business sense

PR pros are finding an MBA more valuable than ever. As Alex Palmer discovers, clients are increasingly adopting a similar sentiment.

Mothers of invention

Juggling the responsibilities of a high-level PR position and motherhood is a challenge many women in the industry face - or hope to someday. Brittaney Kiefer finds six ladies who prove it can be done.

Running start

Drawing on years of working with top communicators, executive recruiting veteran Don Spetner helps industry newcomers get off on the right foot.

At the Summit

Industry leaders offered career advice at PRWeek's second annual virtual talent event on April 25.