I graduated this year with my degree in journalism. I really love doing it, and spent a couple years helping at the school paper. However, now that I’m out in the real world, I don’t know what to do! I think I used up all the connections I already had and nothing came of it. Now I’m not sure where to go to get myself a job in this field. Do I ask the people I know to connect me with other people they might know? That seems a little out there. Any help you can give will be so much appreciated!
I am a 2nd year college student and I have not had any work experience in my desired field. My plan is to major in Journalism but my concern is if I can find a part time job in journalism while I still take summer courses at school. All advice is welcomed (Boston, Massachusetts)
Worked in TV and Radio for 30 years. Last position was as an Assignment Editor for the Number One local news team in Northeast Pa. Prior, I was involved in Talk Radio in the Philadelphia Market as well as management at those Stations I worked with. My ability to perform under pressure to have ALL news stories ready for their time slot makes me able to get the job in on time.
I have a degree in journalism and interned at a really reputable paper and also did some freelance (this was between 2003 right after high school, and continued into 2012. I bombed on my first interview and kept freelancing. However, this wasn't paying the bills. I did a few odd jobs all the way up until I found a really good job in 2016 -- the one I have now -- in procurement for the local gov't. It was supposed to be temporary, but they have used me for 2 yrs (no benefits, not enough money for the work I do, but I have been applying and even had one interviewer tell me I was OVER qualified. Not bad for a girl who once sucked at math and has no accounting/business background whatsoever. Anyway, my problem is I'm starting to miss journalism, but how will I explain the gap in my resume?
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I have had two different roles after college, but most of my college time was surrounding myself with internships in journalism. It's harder for me to find anything with journalism because I'm not a communications major or a broadcast journalism major. I want a career that helps people and where I can write engaging topics and articles, provide help for customers or staff members, assist and perform administrative duties, and be able to work on my own talent and development into what types of roles I can perform. Is there anyone who could help me get in touch with someone looking for clerical/admin/journalistic people? I'd appreciate the help!