The 10 Worst Rookie Blunders Recent Grads Make When Applying for Jobs

By SSPR
 

Our own Director of Media Relations, Mallory Vasquez, wrote this awesome piece for Observer on the worst mistakes recent grads can make when applying for jobs:

In my role with SSPR, I look at more PR job applications than is healthy for a single human being. I see the good, the bad, and a whole motherlode of ugly. Some applicants convince me that they shouldn’t be representing anyone else to the public. Others make me dance in circles to imaginary music, which my co-workers find slightly distracting and very disconcerting. The best applicants are scrappy.

Here’s what makes a PR job application unusual: It actually illustrates how you might do the job. If you don’t exercise good taste (and guts) in your resume and cover letter, what will you do for our clients?

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