Heads up: I’m going to be featuring people who generally work 9 to 3 on this blog. Just so you don’t get bored of only hearing from me but also to hopefully provide inspiration and help for anyone looking to see if a) they could work 9 to 3 and b) what careers are out there.
To be fair, I thought I ought to share my own:
How I Work.
- Name: Laura Brudenell White
- Name of Business: Laura White PR (www.laurawhitepr.com)
- What do you do: I’m a self-employed freelance publicist working mainly in publishing and the art world
- Where do you work: Most days I am based in my house (mostly in the kitchen as its the warmest room in the house – in the winter and the coolest in the summer). I do visit London once a month to see clients or attend events.
- How did you get to this point in your career: I’ve worked in the area since I graduated from University (with an Economics degree – no idea how I ended up in PR) and just loved it. Every day is different. I went freelance in 2008 when I had an opportunity to work with multiple clients.
- The best part of my job is: Getting coverage for my clients. It is still a huge thrill.
- The worst part of my job is: PR can be very soul destroying – you can spend days/weeks/month on a campaign and get very little but send one email to someone and get a ton of coverage. It is hard to account for my time.
- Favourite time-saving trick: Plan plan plan. Read everything. You never know where inspiration will strike.
- Best advice for anyone working 9 to 3: Understand your workload and your time commitments outside of work. Put in place procedures to help you focus during your working hours. Then switch off to be with your partner/children/dog.
- Favourite social media accounts/blogs: Too many to mention them all! But I do love The Organised Mum (she just feels very genuine), The Home Edit (they are hilarious), Getting Stuff Done in Heels and Erica Davies
as they both select great clothes and leave me inspired. All of these accounts have children and work their career round their children. I love that.