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Resume Question

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by taller hack, Aug 15, 2006.

  1. taller hack

    taller hack Member

    Long time lurker, first time poster.

    I'm updating my resume and was wondering if it is good to include the events I have covered, because some of them are high profile, or if employers don't care.

    Any advice from anyone would be appreciated.

  2. John

    John Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't put events on my resume, but I'd probably include some clips from big events.
  3. Norman Stansfield

    Norman Stansfield Active Member

  4. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Thirded. But what about mentioning them in the cover letter?
  5. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    Agree on all fronts. Mention said events in the cover letter, and include the clips if they're decent.
  6. Jersey_Shore

    Jersey_Shore New Member

    I'd say the best way to do it is to show it in the clips, if they are solid. Unless there's something about the coverage of the big event that you want to show off in the cover letter.
  7. joe_schmoe

    joe_schmoe Active Member

    Okay, since no one else is really tearing this up (come on guys, where that's ole SportsJournalists.com rip the question spirirt?), I'll play:

    I wouldn't even send a resume. Just send your clips with a post-it note that says "Call me, you know you need me."
  8. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Or maybe just slip the SE a fiver with a note that says "Put my desk where I can see the ladies."
  9. Desk_dude

    Desk_dude Member

    Your resume could include a few major achievements, such as: Organized the all-area team, including writing the copy.
  10. SEWnSO

    SEWnSO Member

    But, wait, there are no desks!
  11. thegrifter

    thegrifter Member

    Here's the thing about big events. Covering them doesn't make you a great reporter. I know a guy at a very small daily who writes worse than George W runs the country. Yet, he brags about covering an all-star game or pga tourney or whatever. big deal. unless you have solid great clips from the event, it doesn't matter.
    just attending premier events isn't enough, it's what you do when you're there and what you take away from them.
  12. editthis

    editthis New Member

    I somewhat disagree. If you've covered many major events for years and two or three major metros, obviously, you are doing something right.
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