Key Features: Real stories from current practitioners describe the day-to-day work experience a student can expect in an entry-level position, as well as give students insight into the skills and aptitudes that hiring managers are seeking. Detailed career profiles introduce students to a variety of careers and help students identify the skills needed to be successful in each line of work. An overview of current industry trends familiarizes students with the hiring needs and practices in mass communication industries.

Searching and Applying for Jobs

Searching and Applying for Jobs

13 Searching and applying for jobs
Stephanie A. Smith

Currently, unemployment rates are starting to improve after being the highest since the Great Depression (International Monetary Fund and International Labor Organization, 2010). However, for entry-level employees, it is still very difficult to obtain postgraduate employment because the job searching landscape is highly competitive. This chapter is designed to overview what job searching is, strategies for job searching, and how to apply for jobs to stack the odds in your favor for landing a career in mass communication. Most important to realize, though, is that securing employment is directly related to both the job search behaviors that you perform and the amount of effort you exert during ...

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