/ Asked by Dan
I am a communications major with a concentration in public relations however I have no idea what kind of career I would like. I want to do something I am good at and be financially stable. I am applying to jobs in multiple fields (Senior, graduating in May) but am unsure of a career. Any ideas of an entry level position I should look for?
Answered by Ashley, Hiring Expert at Textron Inc., on Friday, December 4, 2015
Communications is a great major because it can adaptable in many different companies, fields and positions. I would recommend searching for executive associate, account associate or assistant level jobs at marketing, communication and media firms for PR and communication specific entry level positions. Some of the jobs you will come across may have a lower starting salary; however it can be manageable if you are willing to cut back in some areas of your life if you truly like the job. Also, you could utilize LinkedIn to search for alumni from your university who graduated with a communications degree to see what type of jobs they are in. You may come across positions that you are unaware of. Good luck in your job search!
Answered by Charlene, Hiring Expert at Gap Inc., on Wednesday, December 9, 2015
A Communications degree with an emphasis in Public Relations seems to lend itself to many different options.  If you are interested in working for a large company you may consider looking into social media positions, communications, brand management or public relations. Chamber of Commerce have positions that are a combination of communication and public relations and may be a fantastic way to see if that is something you are interested in long term.  Perhaps they have a project or program coming up that you could work on part time during the spring semester to get some experience and try out your new skills.  There are many positions out there within these areas and you may need to try a few out to see which one is the one that you are most passionate about and that you are the best.  Good Luck
Answered by Meredith, Hiring Expert at ManpowerGroup, on Sunday, February 28, 2016
It can be daunting to pick a career upon graduation, just like I am sure it was a big decision on what to major in when you declared your area of interest! Don’t be too concerned with stressing yourself out over what you will do for the rest of your working years. I recommend taking a look at actual job descriptions on LinkedIn, job boards like Indeed.com, etc. Pick industries that interest you and perhaps narrow it down from there when looking at entry level roles. You might be interested in media or fashion and have no interest in financial services and legal…or any combination of subjects.

Temping is a great way to try out a role and get your foot in the door of a company that you might not otherwise have access too. Global staffing leaders such as Manpower have offices in every state and chances are in the closest city to you. Reach out to recruiters at different agencies and explore which clients and opportunities they would recommend based on their current openings and your background/skill set. A lot of times temporary agencies offer great wages, benefits and the roles can often go full time to a permanent position if mutually agreeable. The company is testing you out so to speak, but you are also seeing if the company and role is a great fit for your passion and skills as well.

Definitely network with your peers, professors and recent alumni in your major to see where they are currently employed. Politely ask to connect on Linkedin or via email. Let everyone in your social media networks know you are looking for work- you never know who might have an opening or can refer you directly to their HR department for a fast track interview!
It might seem that several different options await you, which is great. Be sure to remain focused and targeted- you should be interested in the role you accept. Be careful to not accept the first offer made to you out of excitement if you feel it is not the best fit for you.
Good luck, it’s a fun time in your career because the sky truly is the limit! Stay positive at all times and you will be successful.

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