I decided to look at the current job market to see what positions were available right now. I used Indeed.com and put “Public Relations” in the search bar. There were several things that I find interesting. I picked out five jobs that stood out to me… those are listed below:
Marketing and Communications Specialist
Choice Schools Associates LLC
Skill requirements: Indesign, Social Media Platforms, Web Design, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Excel
Principal Communications Program Manager, Compensation
Amazon Corporate LLC
Required Skills: Web Design, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel
Digital Media Communications Intern
Grand Valley State Athletics
Required Skills: Social Media Platforms, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro
Outreach Coordinator/Office Associate
Grand Rapids Treetop Adventure Park
Required Skills: Social Media Platforms, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Email Platforms, Booking Systems
Required Skills: Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Powerpoint, Microsoft Word
Looking at these positions is really informative. The thing that stuck out to me the most in the selection that I made was all of the different skills that they require that I have. I have no experience in web design. Which means that I either learn web design or don’t apply to any jobs that require skill. I appreciate that maintaining social media platforms is now a required skill. Ultimately, that’s part of what I want to do.
This was a very informative task.