Social Media Manager #3 on World’s ‘Most Misunderstood’ Jobs List with PR at #7.

LinkedIn UK announced an initiative called Bring in Your Parents Day, which is “a global initiative designed to help bridge the gap between parents and their professional children.” The LinkedIn Bring In Your Parents Day will take place on November 7, 2013.

 

Here’s the actual list: 10 Most Misunderstood Jobs

#3 – social media manager

#7 – public relations manager

Frankly I’m not too surprised. I’ve tried explaining to my mother over and over and she still asks me what I do and has incorrectly explained it to many people. While this Business Insider link has different numbers than the above link, here’s what they recommend saying:

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^Probably a pretty inaccurate way of explaining what you do since there are several facets of public relations, in my opinion.

 

Some of the findings:

  • 46% of parents in the UK don’t fully understand their child’s job
  • 59% of parents want to know more about what their child does for work
  • 50% of parents say they could be of benefit to their offspring by having a better understanding of their career
  • A97% of parents say they’re “proud” of their kids’ professional achievements

 

Does your company have a bring your parent’s to work day?
What do you think is the easiest way to explain your job to your parents?

4 thoughts on “Social Media Manager #3 on World’s ‘Most Misunderstood’ Jobs List with PR at #7.

  1. I love this post! I have tried in so many ways to explain to my mother what I do, but she still doesn’t get. I have given up. She still loves me and is proud of me whether she understands what I do or not.

    I miss you Lauren K. Gray! 🙂

  2. I love this post! I have tried in so many ways to explain to my mother what I do, but she still doesn’t get. I have given up. She still loves me and is proud of me whether she understands what I do or not.
    I miss you Lauren K. Gray! 🙂

  3. […] off my last post about things only public relations (PR) people would understand and how it’s one of the most misunderstood careers by family members or friends, explaining what exactly PR professionals do is also […]

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