On Tuesday, we’ll start talking about jobs, personal branding and how to land that first gig. Read this Poynter CoverItLive chat, “What skills are digital-first newsrooms looking for?“, as well as this Dallas Morning News graphic about the social résumé and this “Branding When You’re a Brand New Journalist” recap from a recent conference session. Also, read the executive summary of the 2011 Annual Survey of Journalism & Mass Communication Graduates, and browse through some of the findings about salaries, desired qualities, etc. Your homework (5 points) is to comment (not tweet — this time, at least) on this post, answering/reacting to one of the following questions:
- What was the most memorable advice you took away from one of these three pieces: 1) John Hiner’s comments in the Poynter chat; 2) the DMN graphic about “The Social Media Résumé; 3) Branding When You’re a Brand New Journalist?
- What surprised you most about the 2011 survey findings — and how did the survey change/confirm your personal outlook toward the journalism job market?
For Thursday’s class, you must create your own LinkedIn profile. More details on Tuesday.
While we’re talking jobs, here are Batsell’s favorite journalism job links …