Lauren Jenk­ins, 28

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Job Ti­tle: Se­nior press of­fi­cer, Marks & Spencer Job De­scrip­tion: am­bas­sador for the brand, cre­at­ing events and ideas to sell the Marks & Spencer story

Go OUT­SIDE your COM­FORT zone I didn’t even re­alise fash­ion PR ex­isted un­til I was in it! I stud­ied Theatre & Per­for­mance Stud­ies but got work ex­pe­ri­ence with small fash­ion and beauty PR agency in Soho and im­me­di­ately fell in love with the role. I was able to live at home but I also had a Satur­day job along­side it, which was hard to bal­ance.

ask For Tips I’ve been very lucky in my ca­reer; every job I have had, I’ve had bril­liant man­agers and col­leagues that I’ve been able to learn from every sin­gle day. I con­stantly ask ques­tions.

Make your­self in­dis­pens­able The best piece of ad­vice I’ve ever been given is: make your­self in­dis­pens­able. My first PR job was as a press

show­room as­sis­tant for Marks & Spencer and I be­came the queen of ad­min and sta­tionery! I’ve worked my way up in the team ever since.

Take ad­van­tage of THE Tools around you My top tip would be to get ex­pe­ri­ence and take ad­van­tage of so­cial plat­forms like In­sta­gram, Face­book and Snapchat – it’s easy to get an in­valu­able in­sight into the fash­ion in­dus­try and use it to self-pro­mote.

Don’t ex­pect Glam­our I wish I’d known I would be wear­ing a high-vis jacket more than high heels! Get­ting your hands dirty is all part of pulling an event or a shoot to­gether and makes you even stronger as a team when you all muck in.

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