This week the class was asked to read Chapter 12, “Your Future in Convergent Journalism.” The segment in the book focused on the next steps of turning the lessons from previous chapters into something marketable. In addition, the book also provided some job search strategies and interviewing tips.
The best advice in this chapter was creating a website to get your content onto the web. It is true that some business may want a hard copy of clips, resumes, etc. But a website is an excellent way to showcase familiarity with converged media. It’s a shameless plug, but check out my website as an example of how to use website to market oneself.
Unfortunately the rest of the chapter provided vague overviews of things already known in terms of resumes, interviews, and cleaning up social media profiles. For example, keeping a Facebook profile “business appropriate” is not new information. There are articles dating back to this issue since 2006 about how what gets posted on Facebook can cost a person a job. Check out the video below to see how tricky this actually it.