By: Tarik Mitchell
On Monday, March 30, Wayne State University alum, Jim Bianchi of Bianchi Public Relations spoke to Shelly Najor’s Public Relations Writing – COM 4170 class about his career in PR and forming his own agency over 20 years, also he provided everyone who was there with what he and other employers are looking for in interns and recent graduates.
The insight he provided was invaluable. Then again, who wouldn’t want the inside scoop on what to expect before walking into an interview?
When Bianchi concluded his message, he suggested some reading for young professionals:
For me, any reading that can help your career is essential to your library.
I decided to read the John J. Bailey book about how to build a career and a business. The term “ownership” is the key message that is spread throughout this book as he takes the reader on a journey through his illustrious career in public relations and owning his own PR firm in the mid-1990s, John Bailey & Associates.
In his book, he provides the reader with “lessons learned.” I found these lessons beneficial to myself and any professional in the industry.
There are over a dozen “lessons learned” throughout “The Power of Ownership,” but five of them I found to be the most beneficial to a prosperous life and career.
“The Power of Ownership” is a piece of reading material that anyone looking to enter the professional world should take up. It is conversational, informative, entertaining and relatable. John J. Bailey was a lot like some of us who still do not know what the future holds.
Order this book ASAP from Amazon. You won’t be sorry!