How to manage your own resume and internship for a career in journalism
With more than 200 million Americans still unemployed, many are still wondering how to manage their own resume, including whether they should take on the job or work in the industry they love.
But according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, nearly three out of four current job applicants have never worked in a traditional field.
The National Association for College Admission Counseling says that for many, that is simply impossible.
It’s not a matter of if, but when.
The association says it’s a matter the candidate will have to “manage” their own job search and “managing the future” when applying for their next job.
And that is especially true for those who are underrepresented.
So what are some ways to prepare yourself for your future as a journalist?
The Associated Press’ Erin McPike reports.
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If you’re a candidate who has worked as a writer, a journalist, or an executive producer for a TV show, then it’s probably a good idea to include that experience on your resume.
McPike says that even if you’re not in a position to direct a show, it’s always a good bet to write about something you love.
“It’s a way for you to talk about your passion, your passions,” she said.
“If you want to go to a new school or become a therapist, you can write about it on your CV.”
It’s also a good way to show you’ve been to grad school, or you’ve done an internship.
“If you haven’t been to school or interned, then you need to show that,” she says.
Some candidates can use these tips as a way to prepare for a job interview, including hiring an assistant to help them on the phone and a new internship.
But McPagle says if you do decide to go the job market route, it will be more important to consider whether you want a job in a profession that you enjoy.
“Do you want the job to be something you enjoy or do you want it to be an opportunity for you and the company to hire someone you know?
If you don’t have that in mind, then no, it shouldn’t be an issue,” she explained.
In the case of the career in newsroom, McParge says, you should have a solid grasp on what the industry is and what the responsibilities are.
The American Association of University Women also has tips for preparing your resume, but they’re not as specific as the AP’s.
The organization says that there are a number of ways to approach the job search, including the following:Be prepared.
If you’re interested in a new job, then prepare to get more information and ask questions.
If that means you’re on the lookout for an assistant, then get in touch with an intern.
Ask your recruiter if there’s any job openings.
If not, then don’t be afraid to ask.
“Be prepared to tell the recruiter why you are interested in the position,” the AP advises.
If that sounds complicated, there are some helpful resources to get you started.
The Association of Graduate School Admissions, for example, says you should “list all the positions you want, and how many people you would like to interview.”
The American Media Association has tips on preparing your CV, and says that it’s “good to be prepared, even if it’s only on the first page.”
McPagle also recommends doing a few online job searches to get an idea of what you might be good at.
“The internet is great, but it’s also great to do your own research and research and do your research,” she explains.
“You can find a resume on the internet that you’ve seen that has great information on it.”
It will also be important to get a job search strategy in place.
It will help to find out what the specific job opportunities are, and “go over those opportunities,” she added.
As for what you do during your interview, McPeagle says, “You need to be in your element, you need be enthusiastic, you have to be able to be open to the process.”
It is important to not let any interview go by without you doing something.
“Be willing to make some sacrifices in order to get this job,” she emphasized.