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"Getting out of the business" resource thread

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by playthrough, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. PaperDoll

    PaperDoll Well-Known Member

    If you can tailor your resume to show you've done non-sports work, that would also help. Could you perhaps call yourself a multimedia journalist, instead of a sports reporter?

    It's essentially a tweak to your personal branding.
     
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  2. TrooperBari

    TrooperBari Well-Known Member

    Agreed. What I did was remove as much industry-specific jargon (sourcing copy, proofing sections, etc.) from my resume and make the language as broadly applicable as possible. Titles like 'journalist' and 'editor' tell the people doing the hiring what they need to know. It might also help to play up non-writing parts of your job -- photography, graphic design, online journalism, etc.
     
  3. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    I'm getting a sense that the transferable skills I have and a dollar could buy me something at Dollar Tree.
     
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