The approach

THE APPROACH: Do you have a professional, early-career website? I hope so. But if not don’t worry, just make sure you have all your portfolio materials ready at hand: writing and/or multi-media and/or video work samples; up-to-date CV; and please, do know how to write a cover letter. (If you need help with any of…

The approach

THE APPROACH: Do you have a professional, early-career website? I hope so. But if not don’t worry, just make sure you have all your portfolio materials ready at hand: writing and/or multi-media and/or video work samples; up-to-date CV; and please, do know how to write a cover letter. (If you need help with any of…

The approach

THE APPROACH:   Do you have a professional, early-career website? I hope so. But if not don’t worry, just make sure you have all your portfolio materials ready at hand: writing and/or multi-media and/or video work samples; up-to-date CV; and please, do know how to write a cover letter. If you need help with any…

CV Help

From: Poynter News Institute Original Link: http://www.poynter.org/2016/we-just-read-160-resumes-here-are-10-things-you-should-not-do/394698/ Budding journalists, how many places have you applied to this week? Last night? Today? It’s a slog. We sympathize with you because we’ve been there before. Last week, the editorial staff at Poynter read resumes and cover letters from 160 Google News Lab Fellowship applicants. We’ve had good luck with…

Placements in the U.S.

Placements in the U.S.   It’s an interesting time in the U.S. right now to say the least. As journalists, some of you may see that as an opportunity and want to go there for a placement. And that’s great! But here’s a couple things you should know before you begin your search:   The…

The approach

THE APPROACH: Do you have a professional, early-career website? I hope so. But if not don’t worry, just make sure you have all your portfolio materials ready at hand: writing and/or multi-media and/or video work samples; up-to-date CV; and please, do know how to write a cover letter. (If you need help with any of…

Accepting a placement

Accepting a placement   Make sure you think long and hard before making this decision because once you do, it’s pretty much set in stone. You cannot, in any kind of good faith or with any degree of professionalism accept a placement, and then continue searching and at some point turn around and ditch the…

The search

The search   by Allan Perkins, 4th year W2017, tsn.ca intern   When to start   Many of you may wonder (and with good reason) ‘When do I start my search?’ It’s certainly a good question to ask, and sometimes it can be vital to the type of placement you end up with. Generally, you…

Professionalism

How to comport yourself: As a (soon-to-be) Ryerson graduate, you are expected to possess certain professional qualities. To list them one by one is pointless because they all come down to one simple thing: don’t be an a-hole. Journalism is not as easy to break into as it used to be. The industry is getting…