In many ways, the securing of one’s first job in journalism can seem more of an end, than a beginning. The conclusion of the seemingly endless weeks of work experience, the long periods of working for free, internship after internship, the end of years of studying, the cramming for exams while desperately attempting to freelance on the side. The end of trying to stand out among your colleagues and course-mates, fighting for patch stories, for exclusive interviews and the end of applications for jobs. This is only partly the case.
My quarter life crisis has come early, and society doesn’t like it.
I read this the other day and it resonated with me.
It talks about the taboo of having children in your early twenties — after your teenage years so you’re not seen as “irresponsible” in the eyes of your parents, but also before you hit 30, the average age a mother is when she has a child today.
I felt confused, and even more so because I didn’t know why I was feeling confused.
Filed under Careers, Health
As the TV hustings for the Scottish Labour leadership got underway last week, Sarah Boyack and Neil Findlay have jobs on their hands competing with the charisma, confidence and experience of Jim Murphy. Will any of them even get a look-in? Simple answer: no, not really.
This morning, this article is doing the rounds on social media, regarding David Cameron’s decision not to support Elle’s feminist campaign by wearing a t-shirt that reads ‘This is what a feminist looks like’. His political rivals/allies Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband, however, have stepped up to the plate.
Filed under Media, Politics
Photo: Joe Shlabotnik
What makes a suitable football club owner? Fans think they should be financially sound, have the club’s interests at heart and keep the heritage and history of the team. But the rules say otherwise.
Filed under Britain, Culture
I started blogging about journalism, work experience, careers and politics in around 2006, (back on Blogger, since transferred) and I’m really happy to say that as of August 1, I’m going to be being paid to work full time, writing about politics for a website called Politics Home.
I think it is safe to assume that there is not a single employer within the media today who will not check out your credentials online before interviewing, or hiring a candidate. Luckily, there’s a lot of tools out there to make everything you’ve done look shiny and awesome. Continue reading
Filed under Careers, Media