Finding your next job in digital journalism<br />Steve Buttry and Ken Sands<br />Georgetown University<br />April 9, 2011<...
Read more<br />@stevebuttry<br />#jjobhunt<br />stevebuttry.wordpress.com (“career advice” category)<br />Check links in t...
Your job search is a story<br />Research online. Thoroughly<br />Work your connections<br />Nail the face-to-face intervie...
Build your digital profile<br />Google yourself. What do you find?<br />Google profile<br />LinkedIn profile<br />Twitter<...
Network<br />Connect digitally w/ people you admire<br />Especially on Twitter<br />#wjchat, #spjchat, etc.<br />Follow up...
Show, don’t tell<br />Hyperlink résumé (but make sure it reads well w/o links)<br />Don’t send hard copy by U.S. mail unle...
Little things are big things<br />Customize your résumé<br />Spell the prospective boss’s name right <br />Take initiative...
Interviews count, too<br />Prepare thoroughly<br />Listen effectively<br />Answer honestly<br />Ask tough questions<br />D...
Read more<br />@stevebuttry<br />#jjobhunt<br />stevebuttry.wordpress.com (“career advice” category)<br />Check links in t...
In job-hunting …<br />  Don’t let obstacles become excuses<br />
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These are slides for my April 9 workshop with Ken Sands for Georgetown University on finding and landing a job in digital journalism. A blog post accompanying the workshop is here: http://bit.ly/eDrgyy

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Finding your next job in digital journalism

  1. 1. Finding your next job in digital journalism<br />Steve Buttry and Ken Sands<br />Georgetown University<br />April 9, 2011<br />
  2. 2. Read more<br />@stevebuttry<br />#jjobhunt<br />stevebuttry.wordpress.com (“career advice” category)<br />Check links in today’s blog post<br />slideshare.net/stevebuttry<br />
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  4. 4. Your job search is a story<br />Research online. Thoroughly<br />Work your connections<br />Nail the face-to-face interview<br />Be resourceful<br />Try multiple approaches<br />Never say no for someone else<br />
  5. 5. Build your digital profile<br />Google yourself. What do you find?<br />Google profile<br />LinkedIn profile<br />Twitter<br />Social media<br />Blog (when did you last post?)<br />Personal site (“about me” or portfolio)<br />
  6. 6. Network<br />Connect digitally w/ people you admire<br />Especially on Twitter<br />#wjchat, #spjchat, etc.<br />Follow up (Twitter, email, handwritten)<br />Comment on blogs<br />IRL <br />
  7. 7. Show, don’t tell<br />Hyperlink résumé (but make sure it reads well w/o links)<br />Don’t send hard copy by U.S. mail unless asked<br />Video as part of résumé (you, Xtranormal, Search Stories)<br />Pitch through social media<br />Use new tools (Storify, Storyful, Intersect, Dipity, Blackbird Pie)<br />
  8. 8. Little things are big things<br />Customize your résumé<br />Spell the prospective boss’s name right <br />Take initiative (can you schedule your own interview?)<br />Include Twitter username on résumé<br />
  9. 9. Interviews count, too<br />Prepare thoroughly<br />Listen effectively<br />Answer honestly<br />Ask tough questions<br />Don’t fake: “I don’t know” beats BS<br />Follow up<br />
  10. 10. Read more<br />@stevebuttry<br />#jjobhunt<br />stevebuttry.wordpress.com (“career advice” category)<br />Check links in today’s blog post<br />slideshare.net/stevebuttry<br />
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  12. 12. In job-hunting …<br /> Don’t let obstacles become excuses<br />

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