Journalism Job Application Tips

Applying for a job in the journalism field is no different than applying for any other professional job, but this article highlights some of the key ingredients to getting into journalism.  I know all of these 10 key factors are helpful, but many of you may already be using these best practices.  Here is what resonates with me.

I think its interesting that most hiring managers won’t research you on google, follow you on twitter, or visit your website, if your cover letter and resume aren’t solid.  We often spend soo much time and effort working on our sample works and portfolio that we overlook the driving force to get them there, the cover letter and resume.

I also really enjoyed reading about researching other job openings on their website to find out similar characteristics, traits and skills that are used throughout the organization.  This can really help you put together the most tailored cover letter, resume and portfolio for this audience.

What resonates with you from this good read?

Read the article here: 10 ways to make your journalism job application better than everyone else’s Original Post by Matt Thompson, http://www.poynter.org

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Career Development and Industry Outreach: ------------------------------------------------------------ • Provide one-on-one employment assistance • Advise on interview techniques and job searching skills • Critique resume and review demo's or portfolio's • Provide industry trends and online resources • Assist in identifying areas requiring further training • Present and attend lectures, advisory meetings, and conventions • Cultivate relationships with industry related businesses

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