Life in Publishing

Job Search Tip #3: Be Prepared At All Times For A New Opportunity

I’m a bit of a believer in karma. I think sometimes when you are truly ready for something good to happen, it will. That being said you need to be ready to receive it!

So if you’re on the job hunt make sure you have an interview outfit that’s well-fitted, pressed and ready to be worn at the drop of a hat. Get thank you cards and stamps, and printer ink for resumes. Make sure your voicemail is appropriate and that your roommate knows job prospects may be calling (so they don’t answer with “S’up homeslice?”). Double-check that your list of references is up-to-date. Make sure your LinkedIn profile, portfolio and resume are all current as well. A little feng shui may not hurt either.

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Life in Publishing

Tip #2: ALWAYS Keep It Professional Online

Unless your goal is to become an online personality or stand-up comic, keep everything on your social media accounts professional or private. Treat your online presence the same way you would act on a first date: be incredibly polite and present yourself in the best light.

Use Facebook for yourself and your friends, but make sure your privacy settings are set up properly, especially if you’re not going to be careful with what you post. Make sure your website, Linkedin profile and Twitter stream are completely professional and devoid of strong religious or political opinions. A little mystery is good at first. You never know who is looking.

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