I have loved PR from the second I got into it, but I have come to the realization that PR does NOT love me. I don’t want to spend 2 years looking for an entry-level job. Here’s an email I got today:
The team thought you were a superstar and were their top pick, in deliberations with the head of the NY office we swung back and forth between yourself and an intern who had been with us for over a year.
It took over an hour to deliberate between 5 of us and the intern edged you out only by a hair. Thanks for interviewing we know that you will do well in this city!
Really? Was I a “superstar”? Then why didn’t I get the job? When I first started out on this journey, I kept reading these horror stories of people looking for months, even a YEAR to find that entry-level PR job and I smugly thought to myself, “not me, I won’t be that girl. I’m a hard worker, a fast learner, I kick ass!” and yet here I am and you know what? I’m no better than the rest of them; no smarter, no more special, no more anything.
I can’t afford the luxury of waiting until someone gives me a chance, so…I’ve decided to move on to another industry. I’ve enjoyed this blog, but will no longer update. I have truly enjoyed my time.
Signing off for the last time,
XOXOXO, Jess_ AsPRing