Finding a jobin digital journalism           Steve Buttry   Northern Kentucky University         March 30, 2012           ...
Read more• @stevebuttry• stevebuttry.wordpress.com (“career  advice” category)• Check links in today’s blog post• slidesha...
Your job search is a story•   Research online. Thoroughly•   Work your connections•   Nail the face-to-face interview•   B...
Build your digital profile•   Google yourself. What do you find?•   Google+ profile•   LinkedIn profile•   Twitter, Facebo...
Build your experience•   Student publications•   Internships•   Blog•   Social media•   Freelancing (stringer or one-shot)...
Network•   Connect digitally w/ people you admire•   Especially on Twitter•   #wjchat, #spjchat, #dfmchat, etc.•   Follow ...
Show, don’t tell• Hyperlink résumé (but make sure it reads  well w/o links)• Don’t send hard copy by U.S. mail unless  ask...
Do your reporting• What does the job require?• Who does similar work? What are their  strengths? What are yours?• What str...
Little things are big things• Customize your résumé• Spell the prospective boss’s name right• Take initiative (can you sch...
Interviews count, too•   Prepare thoroughly•   Listen effectively•   Answer honestly•   Ask tough questions•   Don’t fake:...
Follow up• Thank interviewer(s): email, card, tweet• Elaborate on answers (send link to story  you mentioned, etc.)• Send ...
Read more• @stevebuttry• #nkujourn• stevebuttry.wordpress.com (“career  advice” category)• Check links in today’s blog pos...
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Job Hunting in Digital Journalism
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Job Hunting in Digital Journalism

  1. 1. Finding a jobin digital journalism Steve Buttry Northern Kentucky University March 30, 2012 #nkujourn
  2. 2. Read more• @stevebuttry• stevebuttry.wordpress.com (“career advice” category)• Check links in today’s blog post• slideshare.net/stevebuttry• stephenbuttry@gmail.com
  3. 3. Your job search is a story• Research online. Thoroughly• Work your connections• Nail the face-to-face interview• Be resourceful• Try multiple approaches• Never say no for someone else
  4. 4. Build your digital profile• Google yourself. What do you find?• Google+ profile• LinkedIn profile• Twitter, Facebook Timeline (movie)• About.me, Intersect• Blog (when did you last post?)• Personal site (“about me” or portfolio)
  5. 5. Build your experience• Student publications• Internships• Blog• Social media• Freelancing (stringer or one-shot)• Part-time jobs• Professional convention coverage
  6. 6. Network• Connect digitally w/ people you admire• Especially on Twitter• #wjchat, #spjchat, #dfmchat, etc.• Follow up (Twitter, email, handwritten)• Comment on blogs• IRL
  7. 7. Show, don’t tell• Hyperlink résumé (but make sure it reads well w/o links)• Don’t send hard copy by U.S. mail unless asked• Video as part of résumé (you, Xtranormal, Search Stories, FB Timeline)• Pitch through social media• Use new tools (Storify, Pinterest, Intersect, Dipity)
  8. 8. Do your reporting• What does the job require?• Who does similar work? What are their strengths? What are yours?• What strengths should you highlight?• What are you doing to address weaknesses?• Research people you interview with
  9. 9. Little things are big things• Customize your résumé• Spell the prospective boss’s name right• Take initiative (can you schedule your own interview?)• Include Twitter username on résumé
  10. 10. Interviews count, too• Prepare thoroughly• Listen effectively• Answer honestly• Ask tough questions• Don’t fake: “I don’t know” beats BS• Follow up
  11. 11. Follow up• Thank interviewer(s): email, card, tweet• Elaborate on answers (send link to story you mentioned, etc.)• Send link(s) to notable new work• Send links (not just yours) they might like• Persistence is a job skill• Don’t overdo it
  12. 12. Read more• @stevebuttry• #nkujourn• stevebuttry.wordpress.com (“career advice” category)• Check links in today’s blog post• slideshare.net/stevebuttry• stephenbuttry@gmail.com
  13. 13. In job-hunting …Don’t let obstacles become excuses
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