Life in Publishing

Job Search Tip #1: Create A Blog To Help Your Career

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it a thousand times: I can’t think of too many industries where having a blog can’t help you land a job. Create a professional website that works not only as an online portfolio for your work, but like a second resume for anyone who wants to learn more about you. Show your expertise and add in a few (read: appropriate) personal details to help recruiters to see if you’re a great fit for their company. Also, being a part of Gen-Y means that companies expect that you’re born tech savvy, so having a blog shows your initiative to learn.

It’s not hard and you don’t need a graphic design degree. Sign up for WordPress.org. It has professional looking templates with a lot more customization options than Blogger, and is still really easy to use. Show your passion and make sure to include the URL somewhere on your resume. If you’re not sure where to start, see what else is out there in your genre, and comment on other people’s posts and industry news.

Happy blogging!

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Take Twitter at Face Value (Unless You Think It Doesn’t Have Any)

Professor Boutros brought up in our final lecture that we really hadn’t touched on Twitter very much during the course. I spent last summer investigating social media for the Ministry of Natural Resources, and would like to clear up some common conceptions about the social networking site.

If you're confused about all this tweeting nonsense, read on.

If you're confused about all this tweeting nonsense, read on.

1. Twitter is a place for people and/or celebrities to tweet about their lives and is, therefore, a general waste of time Continue reading

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