Now that you are done with your Bachelor’s or Masters degree in communications it is time to find a job. There are a wide spectrum of employers looking for candidates with a degree in communications. A partial list is listed below
- Public Relations Firms
- Ad Agencies
- Radio and Television Networks
- Magazine Publishers
- Players in the hospitality industry such as hotels, cruises, amusement parks and resorts
- Non profit organizations
Work out your strengths and weaknesses. This will give you an idea of the kind of job you think will interest you. Let’s take a look at some of the areas and job positions you could apply.
Are you confident about working under extreme pressure and deadlines. Are you good at writing? If you just said to these questions then maybe some of the following jobs will interest you
- Speech Writing
- Script Writing
- Advertising Copywriter
Hopefully you’ve had relevant experience while still in school. Summer jobs or internships with newspapers will really come in handy and will go a long way in selling your profile to potential employers.
Public Speaking Jobs
Do you love to speak? Does speaking in front of a crowd excite you? Yes?, then maybe the following jobs might catch your fancy
- Radio Jockey
- TV Announcer
- PR Executive
- Media Executive
Good communication skills is essential, internships at a radio and TV stations or with PR firms while you are still in school can be of great help.
Coordination and Management Jobs
Are you the type that loves to organize and manage events and things. Are you good at research? Do you love interacting with people and working in a team to get a task done? You just might be great at some of the following jobs
- Political Aide
- Promotions Manager
- Fund Raiser
- Events Planner
- Stage Manager
- Production Assistant
Develop your language skills and your volunteer experience with an organization that closely matches your field of interest. Again, internships are important. For example, a federal internship can be invaluable if you are looking to become a political aide. Similary if your interest is in theater, then working with a theater company will set you up nicely.
Hospitality Industry Jobs
The hospitality industry is a big employer of communication majors. Some of the positions that are always in demand are
- Hotel and Resorts Manager
- Restaurant Manager
- Flight Attendant
- Promotions Manager
Finally, some of the following jobs and areas are very popular with recent graduates
- Technical Writing
- Customer Service
- Market Research
Irrespective of your interest, there are some skills that are pretty universal and you should already have them or develop them as soon as you can. Sales and marketing exposure, common business and computer knowledge is expected and the more relevant your summer or internship experience is to the job you are applying to the better your chances are at landing the job.
All said and done there are many jobs out there that you can apply for. A communications degree, the right major and work experience and lastly a positive attitude is all you need.
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