How I did it: I was only there for 6 months and i didn't have much hope. But i kept on doing my work well with not a lot of expectations and not pushing myself too hard. I didn't have to kiss nobody's ass or beg for it. Getting hired straight out of college was purely a recognition of my work and that makes me really proud of myself. Read how I did it… 3 years ago
This would be quite a feat. I don’t know how much you know about journalism, but the job market has always been extremely competitive and raw.
Which is good, because I’m good at what I do and can be a hardass if I have to. Call me a bitch, but I need the job.
The reporter I interned for this summer graduated about two years ago from college (a big college, at that) and only two (I repeat: TWO) kids from his school got hired out of college as reporters.
So when the economy downturned and everyone started freaking out about their job prospects, I stayed cool. Simply put: welcome to my world, it’s going to stay this way for me even if the economy bounces back. 4 years ago
I did an internship and was hired on the spot. They gave me 2 days off to go to graduation but they never let me leave. Go to a company that is short staffed. They’ll give you lots of intern work to do and then they’ll see how good you are and offer you a job. If you go to a well staffed place, they’ll just make you a coffee gopher. Not only does it suck but it won’t get you a job either. 4 years ago