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Applying for first jobs in England/Overseas

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by SuperflySnuka, Nov 13, 2006.

  1. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    The best story-teller I ever worked with quit sports writing to go work as an English teacher in China a couple years ago. Not sure how he got the gig, but he didn't seem to have a whole lot of complications with moving. He does a lot of freelance work now for ex-pat magazines and Web sites, and started up his own Web site, too, in addition to the teaching.
  2. Superflysnuka, it's never too late to learn a foreign language, even if it is British. Good luck with the hunt!
  3. busuncle

    busuncle Member

    It's tough to get legal permission to work, but if you're a college student or recent college grad or a young person of some sort, there are special programs available for (I believe) 6- or 12-month work visas. I'm sure you can find it with google. If your employer likes you, maybe they could help you navigate the legal hurdles required for more lengthy work.

    I think that most of the young people on these visas are doing service-type jobs (restaurant, pub, hotel, etc.) and breaking into professional field like journalism could be very difficult. But maybe offer yourself as an intern? Even if it didn't lead to regular employment, it might be a neat experience.
  4. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Learn these words:

    row (rhymes with how, as in fight)
  5. TrooperBari

    TrooperBari Well-Known Member

    ah-loo-MINNY-um, not aluminum
  6. statrat

    statrat Member

    Don't know if they have the same in England, but when I was in Australia awhile ago, papers there have internship type programs for recent grads where they teach you the ropes of English-style journalism and then eventually cycle you into the editorial section. Might be worth looking into.
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