Category: Career advice

How to land your first job in journalism

Thank you to the University of Washington for inviting me to speak to college seniors in the journalism program about “How to Land Your First Job in Journalism.” A special thanks to Jessica Partnow, artist in residence in the journalism program.

Here is the presentation I shared below.

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How to land a job in the digital age

Searching for a job is hard but landing a job is even harder. The career landscape is evolving, and the job search is evolving along with it. Personal brand, social media, digital footprint – what does it all mean? Do you need to be on Twitter? What about LinkedIn? Generic won’t make the cut any more.

Paul Cheung and I talked about strategies to stand out at “Landing a job in the digital age,” a session at the annual gathering of the LGBT journalists association, the NLGJA convention, in San Francisco on Sept. 5, 2015. Paul is director of Interactive & Digital News Production at the Associated Press and president of the Asian American Journalists Association.

During the workshop, we talked about what it takes to move you up the hiring priority list, from designing a resume to impressing your interviewer. We also talked about how to stand out — online, in print and in person. Because you never get a second chance to make a first impression.

Did you miss it? Here’s the presentation we gave:

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Presentation from ‘How to Land a Job in a Digital Age’ session in Hong Kong

Check out the presentation from our “How to Land a Job in a Digital Age” session in Hong Kong at the AAJA Asia New.Next.Now conference, also known as N3Con.

This session featured Paul Cheung, AP director of interactives and digital news production, J.L. Gatewood, photojournalist for NAMtv and TOMOnews and Sharon Chan, associate opinions editor for The Seattle Times.

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‘Landing a Job in a Digital Age’ session in Hong Kong on June 7

Paul Cheung

Paul Cheung

Are you an English-speaking journalist in Asia? You can still register for New.Now.Next International Media Conference (aka N3Con) at Hong Kong University on June 6 to 8.

You’ll get unparalleled access to Asia-Pacific editors, major news anchors and print journalists and experts in the digital, diversity, press relations and social media fields. You’ll also have exclusive access to resume critiques and potential job leads. Check it all out: www.n3con.com. Registration is HK$1,000, or about $130 in U.S. dollars.

I’ll be speaking at a session on “Landing a Job in a Digital Age” on June 7 at 5:45 p.m. The other panelists are Paul Cheung, AAJA president and the AP’s director of interactive and digital news production based in New York, and J.L. Gatewood, AAJA Asia chapter secretary and Taiwan-based photojournalist for NMAtv/TOMOnews.

J.L. Gatewood

We were inspired to create this session based on the questions we got at last year’s AAJA Asia media conference about how to network for your career. The career landscape is evolving, and the job search is evolving along with it. Personal brand, social media, digital footprint – what does it all mean?

Do you need to be on Twitter? What about LinkedIn? Generic won’t make the cut any more. In this workshop, learn what it takes to move you up the hiring priority list, from designing a resume to impressing your interviewer. We’ll do interview role-playing with workshop attendees who want to work through specific scenarios.

We’ll teach you how to stand out — online, in print and in person. Because you never get a second chance to make a first impression.

Are you an English-speaking journalist in Asia? You can still register for New.Now.Next International Media Conference (...

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