It’s that time of year again, and hopefully you already have a summer job or internship in the PR Industry. But if you don’t, it’s still not too late. Here are some of the job search engines that I’ve come across which are very fruitful. Remember to spend time creating your profile on each site, and make sure your information is consistent with your resume. Some sites will pick up information from your resume and fill out the forms automatically. Don’t leave it to chance. Each resume is structured differently, and you will need to edit the forms once they are automatically filled out.
The boards here are from Canada, The UK, and the United States.
International Association of Business Communicators
PR Week Jobs
This is a UK based job board. This is a cool service because you can shortlist the jobs that you like, and then apply for them. Your public profile is highly customizable to include your salary expectations, and employers can download your profile in .doc, .docx, and .pdf formats.
Brand Republic Jobs
I haven’t registered on the board just yet, but I came across this board and it’s very versatile. It allows you to narrow your job search through multiple criteria, and that definitely helps. If someone’s already using this, please feel free to comment about your experience below.
Media Job Search Canada
This site isn’t really a board where you can apply directly, but many companies list their jobs here and ask you to go to their site to apply, with a mention of MJSC in your application. You can get all types of gigs here in the media and communications field.
NYC PR Girls
You should also check out the NYC PR Girl’s job hunting suggestions.
Remember, many companies have their own job boards. Check out Edelman, Ruder Finn, Burson Marsteller, and of course your university’s career placement services.