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Media Career Guide Preparing for Jobs in the 21st Century

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ISBN-10: 1457641631

ISBN-13: 9781457641633

Edition: 9th 2014

Authors: James Seguin, Sherri Hope Culver

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Book details

List price: $10.99
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 6/21/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.396

Considering a Career in Media/Communications
What Are the Trends and Career Opportunities in Media Communications?
Trends in Media/Communications
Opportunities in Media/Communications
What Are Employers Looking For?
Where Do Recruiters Find Qualified Candidates?
Where the Jobs Are
Six Common Media Job Types
Eight Common Media Business Areas
Institutional Communications and Training (Corporate, Government, Nonprofits)
Magazine Publishing
New Media/Web-Based Media/Multimedia
Radio Industry
Television Industry
Video Games
Video Production Company
Preparing for a Career in Media
Start Career Planning Early
Keep a Notebook or Journal
Be a Critical Consumer
Start a Professional Contact List
Be a History Buff
Learn as Much as You Can about Computers and Software
Become a Research and Job Search Expert
Learn to Speak and Write a Foreign Language
Take a Business Course
Write Your Ideal R�sum�
Write a Real Resume and Cover Letter, and Have Both Ready at All Times
Keep a Portfolio
Create a Personal Web Page
Clean Up Your Online Life
Getting Started in Your Search
Learn the Terminology
Team Projects Yield Team Players
Promote Yourself without Being Obnoxious
Join a Professional Organization
Conduct a Personality Assessment and Develop Your Skill Set
Attend Career Workshops and Fairs
Surf the Net (and Bookstores) for Inspiration
Seek an Internship … or Two or Three
Get a Part-Time Job in Your Field
Get Over Your Fear of the Cold Call
Set Up Informational Interviews
Use Class Assignments as Opportunities to Meet Leaders in Your Field
Learn about the Company before You Ask for the Job
Succeeding Once You're in (Your Internship or First Job)
Read What the Pros Read
Learn about Company Budgets
Small Tasks Can Equal Big Rewards
Develop a Positive Attitude and Passion
Be Trustworthy
Don't Burn Your Bridges
Become Aware of Corporate Culture
Develop Mentors
Learn to Network
Be Indispensable
Seize Your Entrepreneurial Spirit
Apply for Grants Available to Students
Take an Independent Study
Use the Web to Experiment with a New Business Idea
Start Your Own Business
Cover Letters, R�sum�s, and Thank-You Notes
Tips for Writing Cover Letters, R�sum�s, and Thank-You Notes
Cover Letters
Thank-You Notes
Sample R�sum�s
Public Relations
Corporate Communications
Video Animator
Television Producer
Social Media Producer
Sample Cover Letters
Sample Thank-You Notes
Additional Resources