Have you seen the show Flack? Ever think of pursuing a real-life career in PR? What does it take to succeed in PR? What are the different forms of Public Relations? Do you have to have a college degree in PR? How can you create a highly lucrative career in PR? In this interview series, called “5 Things You Need To Create A Highly Successful Career As A Public Relations Pro” we are talking to successful publicists and Public Relations pros, who can share stories and insights from their experiences.
As a part of this series, I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Julia Voloshchenko.
Julia Voloshchenko is a PR manager at the international IT company Usetech. She has worked with major media such as TechCrunch, Techradar, The Wall Street Journal, Macworld, Search Engine Journal and others. For over 3 years, she has been conducting marketing research, writing articles and working with the company’s brand.
Thank you so much for your time! I know that you are a very busy person. Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you began at your company?
Can you share a story about the funniest mistake you made when you were first starting? Can you tell us what lesson you learned from that?
What are some of the most interesting or exciting projects you are working on now?
You are a successful leader. Which three character traits do you think were most instrumental to your success? Can you please share a story or example for each?
Ok super. Thank you for all that. Let’s now shift to the main focus of our interview. For the benefit of our readers, can you help articulate what the different forms of PR are?
Where should a young person considering a career in PR start their education? Should they get a degree in communications? A degree in journalism? Can you explain what you mean?
You are known as a master networker. Can you share some tips on great networking?
Lead generation is one of the most important aspects of any business. Can you share some of the strategies you use to generate good, qualified leads?
Ok super. Here is the main question of our interview. Based on your opinion and experience, what are your “5 Things You Need To Create A Highly Successful Career As A Public Relations Pro” and why.
Because of the role you play, you are a person of great influence. If you could inspire a movement that would bring the most amount of good to the most amount of people, what would that be? You never know what your idea can trigger. 🙂
This was really meaningful! Thank you so much for your time.