For my Georgetown Students – Jobs in the PR Field – *Real Jobs*

As my part-time gig is teaching at Georgetown, most of the first-semester (and first semester EVER of the School of Continuing Studies at Georgetown University) are going to be graduating in May, many have expressed a desire to change gigs.  It happens.  When I got my Master’s in the mid 90’s, the ink was not dry on my diploma before I was blasting out resumes.  It happens.

So: one of the best — if not THE BEST — resource for communications professionals is Ned Lundquist’s “JOTW” or “Job of the Week.”   Here’s more from the Web site version of Ned’s excellent, free resource:

Ned Lundquist’s “Job of the Week” free e-mail networking newsletter and website for professional communicators has a cult following of more than 10,000 readers (the 5-digit milestone was reached October 6, 2006). The job leads are just one reason his faithful followers begin their Mondays (and sometimes Tuesdays through Fridays) with a cuppa and JOTW.

So if you are thinking about changing gigs or getting a new one, jump on Ned’s free bandwagon by sending an email to the listserv or simply visiting the Web site.

So here’s a few that I found that may be of interest to my peeps in the Washington, DC area — with a big thanks to Ned to keeping this up all those years:

  1. Web & New Media Manager, Search for Common Ground, Washington, DC
  2. Corporate Communications Manager, Sunrise Senior Living, McLean,
    VA
  3. And the EXOTIC one: Online Marketing Coordinator, United Nations World Food Programme, Rome, Italy

My caveat – I know nothing about the jobs, the organizations, the salaries, etc., but encourage you to check them out.  The job market is not dead, it’s just really tired.

Happy hunting G’Town grads.  You guys are the best!

Mark

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  1. Jolie Perara Says: January 19, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    Thanks Mark for the link and insight into the job market. I am now beginning to brand myself, for the first time might I add, for a job that does not require me to wipe noses or tie shoes. I am excitied for the opportunity to use all those skills the G-town professors have given me.

  2. Mark Story Says: January 20, 2009 at 5:59 am

    Jolie,

    You are most welcome. But knowing you, your smarts and drive, I’ll be working for you in a couple of years…

    Mark

  3. Erinn Dumas Says: January 21, 2009 at 9:03 am

    Mark,

    This is great, even for me, a first semester student! I have realized that it’s time for me to get in my career and have started looking at PR and Communication positions in this area. This is just one more resource to have.

    Thanks a bunch!

    -Erinn

  4. Alicja Patela Says: January 22, 2009 at 7:55 am

    Mark,

    What a great resource! Although I am a first semester student, I think it’s still very important to keep up with the job market in the communications field. Browsing at job openings enables me to see what’s going on in the field. Thanks!

  5. Catherine Avery Says: January 22, 2009 at 9:16 am

    Mark,
    Thank you for writing about this job network. I am excited to have this as an additional resource.

  6. Yinka Olajide Says: January 22, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    Mark,
    I am in the process of looking for a new job and this resource has pointed me in the right direction. Thank you very much. I guess I have to polish my Italian now!

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