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PUBLIC RELATIONS DIRECTOR: Take A Leap Of Faith And Do What You Love

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As a public relations director, with a focus in sales, it is vital to be passionate about the product you are selling and passionate about communicating with others, with top-notch interpersonal skills. To be effective in this position, one needs to understand the perception of others, their needs and how to anticipate and meet those needs with the product you are selling.

Degree: Psychology
Job Title: Public Relations Director
Employer: Seobit, LLC

Job Summary: Public Relations Managers and Specialists

Job Description

Public relations managers and specialists create and maintain a favorable public image for their employer or client. They write material for media releases, plan and direct public relations programs, and raise funds for their organizations.

On-the-Job Training

Moderate on-the-job training can be expected.

Certification Requirement
Recommended by The Public Relations Society of America.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
$30,000 - $165,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
20 to 25 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Long hours, Flexible
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Indoor, Home
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Detail oriented, Patience, Problem solving skills, Creativity, Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, Leadership ability, Teamwork, People skills, Public speaking ability, Networking, Organizational skills

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m='15696'>understanding</span> <span m='16174'>people.</span> <span m='17130'>I live</span> <span m='17608'>in Europe</span> <span m='18086'>now, I've</span> <span m='18564'>lived there</span> <span m='19042'>for five</span> <span m='19520'>years.</span> <span m='19998'>I'm</span> <span m='20476'>from</span> <span m='20954'>Virginia,</span> <span m='21910'>and</span> <span m='22880'>it was</span> <span m='23010'>kind</span> <span m='23180'>of</span> <span m='23250'>a</span> <span m='23290'>leap</span> <span m='23530'>of</span> <span m='23640'>faith</span> <span m='24020'>that</span> <span m='24290'>I took to</span> <span m='24540'>move</span> <span m='24930'>to</span> <span m='25020'>Europe</span> <span m='25290'>and</span> <span m='25775'>learn</span> <span m='26260'>Russian.</span> </p><p><span m='27230'>And</span> <span m='28200'>what</span> <span m='28685'>I wish I</span> <span m='29170'>knew when</span> <span m='29655'>I started</span> <span m='30140'>my</span> <span m='30250'>career.</span> <span m='30690'>I</span> <span m='31170'>was</span> <span m='31410'>in</span> <span m='31550'>real</span> <span m='31780'>estate</span> <span m='32130'>and</span> <span m='32250'>finance</span> <span m='32800'>for</span> <span m='32930'>seven</span> <span m='33250'>years,</span> <span m='33715'>thought it</span> <span m='34180'>would be</span> <span m='34650'>my</span> <span m='34760'>career</span> <span m='35045'>for the</span> <span m='35330'>rest</span> <span m='35580'>of</span> <span m='35620'>my</span> <span m='35720'>life.</span> <span m='36040'>I loved it,</span> <span m='36497'>I</span> <span m='36954'>lived it.</span> <span m='37868'>I'm partially</span> <span m='38325'>responsible</span> <span m='38782'>for</span> <span m='39696'>financial</span> <span m='40153'>meltdown,</span> <span m='40610'>and</span> <span m='41070'>I</span> <span m='41540'>enjoyed</span> <span m='41950'>every</span> <span m='42240'>minute</span> <span m='42580'>of</span> <span m='42770'>it.</span> </p><p><span m='43610'>And</span> <span m='44330'>yeah,</span> <span m='44740'>I</span> <span m='44940'>wish</span> <span m='45220'>I</span> <span m='45470'>would've</span> <span m='45740'>known</span> <span m='46203'>that all</span> <span m='46666'>of that was about</span> <span m='47129'>to blow up.</span> <span m='48055'>Because</span> <span m='48981'>when you</span> <span m='49907'>have a career that you</span> <span m='50370'>love, and</span> <span m='50710'>you</span> <span m='50800'>go</span> <span m='50920'>to</span> <span m='50960'>work</span> <span m='51270'>every</span> <span m='51460'>day,</span> <span m='51720'>and</span> <span m='51980'>you</span> <span m='52150'>believe</span> <span m='52550'>in</span> <span m='52640'>what</span> <span m='52810'>you're</span> <span m='52930'>doing,</span> <span m='53410'>it's really</span> <span m='54856'>a</span> <span m='55339'>hard feeling</span> <span m='55822'>to lose</span> <span m='56305'>that career,</span> 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