Category Archives: Work Experience

Why hire me? Perfect tea, cupcakes and puppies…

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Dear Sir/Madam,

Hi, I’m Natasha and I’m looking for work experience in journalism.

Let me try and entice you to hire me…

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Work experience in magazine publishing

A liberal, left-wing vegetarian shouldn’t, in theory, find herself fitting in at a publisher which deals primarily with shooting magazines. Even though I didn’t discover the urge to go and shoot some pigeons or pick up a .22, I learnt a lot and found myself really enjoying the editing process of work experience, as opposed to the writing and reporting.

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What do I do with my summer?

Travelling – just one way to spend your free time this summer

The end of exams is upon us, and with summer on the horizon the words on everyone’s lips are “so, what are you doing over the holidays?”

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Internship interviews: What I’ve learnt

Guardian Open Weekend - some thoughts on Politics

You’ve sent off countless CVs, covering letters and emails, trawled websites and poured over job alerts for hours. Finally, it’s all paid off, and you’ve been invited down to the shiny London offices for an interview for a summer internship. And it’s in three days, panic! Where do you begin after booking the train? Continue reading

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All work and no pay

Photography: thinkpublic

I started work experience 6 years before I expect my career to begin, and it’s going to be worth it.

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Work experience troubles

After sending off my BBC News application after over six weeks of writing it (I gave it a rest during exams) I was surprised at the rapid response of my rejection the next morning. Hours of writing about my ‘suitability’, ‘education’ and ‘experience’ about a placement for the BBC resulted in five seconds of skimming an email to tell me I’m unsuccessful and they can provide no feedback as to why.

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