Are we happy in our jobs?
Marketers and PR professionals have been quoted as the happiest people in their careers, behind florists, hairdressers and plumbers according to the City and Guilds shortlist for 2012. Would we agree with this? I would say there are low points and very high points in this industry and you have to be prepared to take the rough with the smooth.
Here are a few reasons why I think we stay happy in our jobs! You may agree or disagree
Every day is very different and you can be faced with a situation that has not been preempted or worked into your daily diary. Being able to prioritise your work load is essential!
You get the chance to express your creativity within writing or visual imagery that displays your message.
There is always a chance to network and meet new people in the industry.
Attending meetings and events, gives you the opportunity to get out and learn new ideas or gain inspiration from others.
Seeing your ideas on paper and receiving press coverage you have worked for, is very rewarding.
Depending on what area of PR you work in and what your key principles are, meeting celebrities or very influential people can be quite exciting.
Social media plays an interesting part in PR and monitoring tweets and Facebook posts can make your day interesting.
There is never a dull moment and tasks can be quite challenging!
You always have something to talk to friends and family about, whether it be a twitter debate you had with a journalist or a story you secured in the local press.
These are just a few key points to mention and I am sure there are many more to add. Please feel free to leave a comment below and add to this list.