Today we live in a world where people associate different things with a particular title. In the professional world especially people like doctors, lawyers and reporters are all stereotyped by society.
One particular group of professionals that have been scrutinized by the media is public relations pros. A job in public relations is one of the most important jobs in order to help companies run efficiently, yet people have decided to give them all types of negative nicknames.
A stereotype that has struck my attention is, women in PR are of the majority and they are generally a bunch of mean girls just waiting for the moment when they need to bring their claws out. Though from what I realize women do rule the PR world it’s crazy to see that people think that are always on the defensive mood. Iris Signature a PR salesman said:
“It’s true! Possibly it’s because there are so many women in the field and an office can get to feel like a high school clique, but it’s also because of the nature of the industry (getting stories published) and the fact that there’s such tight competition for clients. That, combined with stress of deadlines and working with creative, emotional types makes the claws emerge.”
Another stereotype that has me in shock is that, PR pros never work at the fast pace that other’s need them to work at. This was hard for me to hear because I realize that PR professionals are always expected to meet deadlines such as, sending out press releases and publishing company newspapers at a timely manner, yet many people consent with this statement.
With those findings I thought it was important to reminder people that we should never just assume that a person is a certain way just because of the industry that they work in. Every individual is unique in their own way; their profession does not define them. And sure certain careers may force people to be a particular way, but that is only for them to do their job to their best ability and to stand their ground at all times.
Living in a world with so many judgmental minds it’s only natural for people to assume things. But one should always remember to never judge a person, by what they see or hear, get to know them for you then make an assumption.