The results are out!
The annual CareerCast report has announced that public relations executive is one of the most stressful jobs in 2017.
The new report says many of us working in the media and public relations industry need to think about taking blood pressure tablets, as our stressful job roles are taking their toll.
Job stress can come in a variety of different forms; a dangerous working environment, tight deadlines, job competition and physical or mental demands.
Other ‘most’ stressful jobs include Military Personal, Firefighter and Corporate Exec, but there’s no doubt that this year has saw a shift in the amount of media related jobs that were recognised as incredibly taxing.
Working within the public eye exposes you to more job scrutiny and higher risks. Not to mention a high number of competitors and lack of job security.
Though PR execs may not be risking their lives on a daily basis, the high levels of pressure, expectations from clients and strict targets has led to it making the list of the Top 10 most stressful occupations.
Whether it’s a business, organisation or individual, public relations executives have an important responsibility to manage the public perception and reputation of their client.
Their skills are often needed at times of crisis, so there can be extreme pressure to deliver much needed results.
Dare I touch on it… clients who don’t understand how the PR industry works can add to the stress of the role.
However, there are those of us who are attracted to high stress jobs; we thrive in them and rise to the challenge, making the accomplishment of the task and success all the more sweet.
That being said, we can combat job stress with careful planning and preparation. A vital factor in keeping us on top of things (and sane!) on a daily basis…