How to start your public relations career

Most of us have to work for a living - and usually this process begins with going for a job interview. More often than not, we only have one opportunity to make a good impression.

You might be in that exciting phase of your life when you've completed your studies and are now ready to kick-start your career in public relations. But how do you go about taking those first steps? How do you ensure you are well prepared for what lies ahead?

If you need guidance in writing a comprehensive curriculum vitae (CV) or in knowing what to say and what not to say during an interview, then this workshop is for you. If you would like to ensure that you present a professional and well-prepared YOU to a company, then this workshop is definitely for you!

This one-day workshop will provide participants with a toolbox of tips needed to prepare a CV that gets noticed, draft tailor-made cover letters to accompany the CV, as well as questions and answers to master in preparation for that important interview!

Outcomes of this workshop for participants:
• Principles of compiling a CV that gets noticed
• How to prepare an effective cover letter
• Tips on preparing questions and answers for the interview
• Tips on managing yourself effectively during an interview

About our facilitator:
Lindy Goodfellow's credentials include over 20 years experience in corporate communication, strategic media relations, and internal and external communication in both public and private sectors.

For 10 years she headed strategic corporate communication and media relations for a global pharmaceutical company, and during her tenure interviewed numerous candidates for positions within the corporate communication division. Within this portfolio she also successfully appointed new corporate communication employees.

Lindy is currently the business owner of Jibba-Jabba Communication, a public relations consultancy specialising in the full range of public relations services. She also provides training and facilitation services for ProVox, PRISA, UNISA, as well as for Varsity College, lecturing on public relations, communication, media and business management, to name a few.

She is a Chartered Public Relations Practitioner (CPRP) and a registered member of the Public Relations Institute of South Africa (PRISA), under whose auspices she provides public relations training.

Lindy holds an Honours Degree in Counselling Psychology and a diploma in Public Relations Management.

Your investment:
• PRISA registered practitioner early bird* R1 690.00
• PRISA registered practitioner R1 890.00
• Non-registered practitioner early bird* R1 990.00
• Non-registered practitioner R2 190.00
• PRISA registered student R1 000.00

- Early bird: book and pay before 26 October 2012
- Student and member fee rate/s only applicable if PRISA membership fees are paid in full at time of booking

Date: 20 November 2012
Time: 08:30 - 16:00
Venue: ProComm House, 108 Bram Fischer Drive, Ferndale, Randburg
Cost: Please contact

More info: Gauteng: PRISA Randburg
ProComm House, 108 Bram Fischer Drive, Ferndale, Randburg
Date: 20 November 2012 (09:00 – 16:00)
Registration: 08:30 to start promptly at 09:00
CPD points: 7.5

Contact: Ivonne Blom
Company name: PRISA
Telephone number: +27 11 326 1262
Email address