As a member of the media and purveyor of career advice, some of the top questions I receive by email and in person are how I got to where I am today and whether I recommend pursuing journalism as a profession. Most come from students in high school or college, and this one seemed so sincere that I decided to answer it in public, to perhaps help other young, aspiring journalists. As with many other high school juniors, life is rapidly unfolding and confusion and chaos are in full force; primarily, due to the choices and considerations for careers, jobs, college, and the future ahead. I enjoy writing and would love to become a Journalist, but there is always a but , I am apprehensive, as I also live Florida as you did. Prospective jobs in the field seem slim, and competition and relocation seem eminent. Since you have made the big steps, and have been witness to the process, is there any advice that you could provide to someone who is in the indecisive state of confusion?
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Studying journalism opens doors to a range of careers where your creativity, writing, communication and research skills are invaluable. Remember that many employers accept applications from graduates with any degree subject, so don't restrict your thinking to the jobs listed here. If your aim is to work directly within journalism, it's vital that you build up a portfolio of work and gain as much relevant experience as possible. Working on a student newspaper, magazine or radio station will be helpful. You could also start your own blog to develop your writing style and interview techniques.
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Those who have a career based on writing, like reporters or journalists, may still struggle with the specific format and style a CV demands. Most jobs, including those in the media industry, still require candidates to prepare an outstanding job application file and CV. Hiring managers expect you to master this style of writing to help demonstrate your value to a potential employer.
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