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What should I actively be doing during this period in which there are mandatory hiring freezes in my industry? Respected New York City fashion public relations companies are supposedly not hiring until the New Year. If anyone can possibly connect me with anyone in the NY PR industry would appreciate :)

I am a recent graduate from Indiana University with an interest in fashion Public Relations, specifically Editorial or VIP PR. #business #marketing #publicrelations #fashion


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Chris’s Answer

Seek out opportunities to do informational interviews. Network as much as you can. Be prepared to try and get a position in public relations that will get you experience and then work your way towards what you want to do. Just so you know, the fashion PR industry is not glamorous for the first couple of years. You are running for coffee and dealing with people that have big egos.

This is a great time to network (remotely). Peter Ganavazos.com

Agreed! networking is critical to get in the door, especially in difficult times. Adele Suttle

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Katrina’s Answer

Agreed! Network, network, network! Reach out to people on LinkedIn, recruiters in the field of interest - it will help you to learn more about the career while building relationships with people who can help you land a new role when positions open up again or introduce you to others.

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Tom’s Answer

Consider taking a short term job with a non-profit to build experience. Depending on size you may have more influence and be able to work a job at a higher level than if you had started at your dream job. Experience is king, don't waste a year waiting for hiring to open up again.

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Larry’s Answer

Hiring freeze or not, now is the time to make connections and to reach out to the outfits that you are interested in and share your resume. There is not much you can do if there is truly a freeze but to ride it out and stay active and informed in your field.

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Ann’s Answer

Leverage your network, especially LinkedIn. Follow companies you're interested in. Volunteer your time in areas that will give you valuable experience. Use this time to learn a new skill that could be used in the post COVID times. Continue to keep yourself relevant.

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Olga’s Answer

1. Take time to build a network - You can do this by looking up for groups, organizations and entities related to fashion and join them. In these days you will find plenty on social media.
2. Look for Development opportunities. You will find plenty On-line
3. Practice what you learn - you can achieve it by volunteering at organizations related to fashion or teaching other.
4. Place yourself out there -start something in social media where others can see what you are capable to do.


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Larry’s Answer

Hiring freeze or not, now is the time to make connections and to reach out to the outfits that you are interested in and share your resume. There is not much you can do if there is truly a freeze but to ride it out and stay active and informed in your field.

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Ann’s Answer

Leverage your network, especially LinkedIn. Follow companies you're interested in. Volunteer your time in areas that will give you valuable experience. Use this time to learn a new skill that could be used in the post COVID times. Continue to keep yourself relevant.

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