I graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University with a First Class Honours degree in MSc Public Relations in 2015.
During my time there I really pushed myself to get a number of placements with different PR agencies. Not only to get great experience for my CV, but to help me decide what I wanted to do next.
Anyone who’s just finished their second year or due to graduate this year will probably have the fear about what to do next and be planning on trying to secure some placements this summer.
So while the job market is tough to crack, it doesn’t have to be. With the right, can-do attitude, some determination and creativity about finding the opportunities, that dream job is just around the corner – I promise you.
I landed a job at Manchester based PR and content marketing agency, Brazen, straight after I graduated. I entered a competition to win a work placement and managed to win! The placement included a trip to the Dubai office so it really was a dream come true.
Have a look at my video onBrazen PR’sstudent life hub where I give my top tips for interviews, securing work placements and more, straight from the horse’s mouth!
What’s more, Brazen, has put together a number of top tips about how to do well in first interviews and how to secure work experience on Student Life. They’ve also shared some horror stories of their first jobs, but don’t let that put you off!
If you’re struggling with your CV and getting freaked out about interviews, Brazen is offering to help craft a killer CV and get your game-face ready for any interviews you might have coming up over the summer months.
Five students will get 121 interview training at Brazen House; five will receive CV writing masterclasses and advice; and one will get a video CV created from scratch by Brazen LIVE, the agency’s in-house production studio.
If you’re interested in getting a job in PR, social media, digital content production, video or design, then enter your details on firstname.lastname@example.org, tell them why you deserve Brazen’s help and what your personal ambitions are. Deadline is July 31 2018.
Written by Rebecca Ireland – Account Manager at Brazen PR and former MSc Public Relations Student at MMU.