I’m sure you’ve all been asked this question at one point or another, “What do you do?”
This is a question I am frequently asked, even after I tell people I am a Communications Professional.
Well what does that mean? What is a “Communications Professional”?
Well some have said that a Communications Professional is a Jack of All Trades, a perfect hybrid of a multitude of communication related roles.
This means for me, explaining what I do it not an easy task.
There are probably a number of different ways people would define what a Communications Professional is. This post I suppose will be how I define what a Communications Professional is at this point in my career.
I’ve only been a Communications Professional for approximately 3 years (officially), but here is a list of the things I have done:
Social Media Management/Training
… and that’s more than likely not everything.
Now as my career progresses, I’ll probably focus more on some things rather than others and my definition of a Communications Professional will shift. Regardless of how my role changes though, I will always have these skills in my back pocket to use when needed.
I guess in the end for me a Communications Professional is a highly trained individual who can do just about anything you ask of them, they are a true Jack of All Trades, but unlike the saying, a lot of them are actually Masters of many (and hopefully one day I can say that about myself).