Career Management & Job Search Marketing Consultants to Communications Professionals

Here is the Information You Need to Get the Position You Want!

The RL Stevens philosophy is to help you manage your career with a professionally run job search and use many unadvertised methods to create choices for your career.

Those in Communications – in-house, with a firm or with a publication — know what they do can be called many things: corporate communication, corporate relations, marketing, Public Relations, news analysts, market and survey researchers, reporters and correspondents and more. But regardless of its title, the function remains the same: to tell a story as persuasively as it can to either the general public or to a specific group: subscribers, a particular industry, voters, customers, patients, management teams, board of directors, readership, or anyone else who is interested. To that end, Communications professionals provide services such as press releases, speech writing, ghost writing, editing, feature stories, news reporting, news conferences, publicity, and other forms of public communication. They are promoters who through words and pictures sell intangibles such as reputation and image to a wide range of audiences.

Those in Communications – in-house, with a firm or with a publication — know what they do can be called many things: corporate communication, corporate relations, marketing, Public Relations, news analysts, market and survey researchers, reporters and correspondents and more. But regardless of its title, the function remains the same: to tell a story as persuasively as it can to either the general public or to a specific group: subscribers, a particular industry, voters, customers, patients, management teams, board of directors, readership, or anyone else who is interested. To that end, Communications professionals provide services such as press releases, speech writing, ghost writing, editing, feature stories, news reporting, news conferences, publicity, and other forms of public communication. They are promoters who through words and pictures sell intangibles such as reputation and image to a wide range of audiences.

Have you successfully promoted everything but your own career?

In some ways, this is an ideal time for those in Communications. In the high-tech sector, for example, there are so many companies or divisions launching new products or services—all vying for the public's attention—that creative practitioners are in demand. Those who can garner coverage in trade magazines and shows, who can capture the attention and interest of important editors and other influential parties, inevitably attract both start-up and long-established companies.

Yet it is something of an irony that even those within Communications, who are dedicated enlisting or enrolling others, or to promoting the image and reputation of those they serve, occasionally have difficulty in advancing their own agenda – their careers. Despite their creativity and ability to enhance the perception that readers or viewers have of companies or ideas, Communications professionals can become "stuck" when trying to convince others to hire them into a better position or a new field. Sometimes their difficulty stems from the state of the economy: just as in advertising, marketing and Public Relations practitioners, they are particularly susceptible to business vagaries. More often, however, it is ignorance of their options or how to go about making a major life change that holds them back.

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