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7 simplesteps

  1. 1.  What do you want to do? Where do you want to do it? What is your dream job? What first steps will you need to take to get there?
  2. 2.  Start visiting journalism jobs sites now to find out what preferred employers want. Would you hire yourself? If not, what experiences and skills can you add to your resume to be a better fit?
  3. 3. MLive Media Group (Flint, Michigan) Min. of two years of journalism experience. Experience with SEO practices. Mastery of social media and digital interaction. Understanding of methods & tools used to deliver content across a variety of platforms such as Movable Type CMS, SCC Budgeting and Archiving System, Smartphones. Understanding imperatives of multiple platforms.
  4. 4.  Figure out what skills you need to make yourself more marketable and get them. Campus resources. Online tutorials.  NewsU (journalism skills)  Knight Digital Media Center (multimedia)  Campfire Journalism (multimedia)  W3 Schools / Codeyear (Code)
  5. 5.  Use BGSU’s Career Center Find sample journalism resumes online. Make sure your resume really shows employers what you can do. Make sure to have a LinkedIn account. Start working on an online portfolio.
  6. 6.  Start following influential people or organizations in your area. Start following people at companies at which you would like to work. Get involved in journalism chats. › #journchat (Mondays, 8 p.m.) › #wjchat (Wednesdays, 8 p.m.)
  7. 7.  Write about a topic or interest about which you are most passionate. Blogs showcases your writing, multimedia, blogging and CMS skills. Blogs showcases your special knowledge. › Weebly, Wordpress, Blogger, Wix, etc.
  8. 8.  Read good journalism. Learn about the latest trends in journalism. › Websites, Magazines, Newsreader Read about entrepreneurship, freelancing Learn more about a topic of interest that could lead to a specialty beat.

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