How to Get a Job in Publishing

A Really Practical Guide to Careers in Books and Magazines

Author: Alison Baverstock,Susannah Bowen,Steve Carey

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408105586

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

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Careers in the media have always been popular, but publishing is particularly competitive, with thousands of graduates trying to get a foot in the door. This targeted, practical guide is ideal for anyone who wants to work in publishing, whether on traditional books and magazines or online publications. It will help readers to get that all-important first job and includes: Working out if publishing really is for you Overviews of different types of publishing Explanations of different roles and departments (editorial, production, sales, marketing and so on) Top tips on how to make it in the industry Advice from leading industry figures

Inside Book Publishing

Author: Giles Clark,Angus Phillips

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317694457

Category: Social Science

Page: 376

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Now in its fifth edition, Inside Book Publishing remains the classic introduction to the book publishing industry, being both a manual for the profession for over two decades and the bestselling textbook for students of publishing. This new edition has been fully updated to respond to the rapid changes in the market and technology. Now more global in its references and scope, the book explores the tensions and trends affecting the industry, including the growth of ebooks, self-publishing, and online retailing, and new business models and workflows. The book provides excellent overviews of the main aspects of the publishing process, including commissioning, product development, design and production, marketing, sales and distribution. The book remains essential reading for publishing students, those seeking a career in publishing, recent entrants to the industry, and authors seeking an insider’s view. The accompanying website supports the book by providing up-to-date and relevant content.

How to Get a Job in a Museum or Art Gallery

Author: Alison Baverstock

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408193590

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

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Getting your dream job in the arts is no mean feat these days. In this book, the author explores the world of museums and galleries, focusing on contemporary issues and current options for employment in this field. This down-to-earth guide will help you work out what kind of job you would be best suited to, and how to prepare for a career in your chosen field. Featuring many case studies and real life examples, this book takes a practical approach to finding the right job for you. It includes advice on creating an eye-catching CV, appling for an advertised post, finding work experience, the interview itself, and working in museums and galleries abroad.

How to Put Your Book Together and Get a Job in Advertising

Author: Maxine Paetro

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393732856

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Praised as the “essential,” “award-winning advertising career classic,” here is the industry standard that all aspiring creatives turn to for brutally honest—and often droll—career advice, now fully updated to reflect what most impresses today's top firms. This is the unequivocal go-to source for anyone looking to break into the business. Originally published under the title The Copy Workshop. Contributors include: David Baldwin,Tom Cuniff,Greg DiNoto,Jim Durfee,Doreen Dvorin,Heidi Ehlers,Jeffrey Epstein,George Felton,Jack Foster,Cliff Freeman,Roz Goldfarb,Jeff Goodby,Dean Hacohen,Charles Hall,Jhames Holley,Lee Kovel,Leora Mechanic,Deborah Morrison,Jim Mountjoy,James Patterson,Robin Raj,Amy Krouse Rosenthal,Helen Klein Ross,Ron Seichrist,Susan Spiegel Solovay,Helayne Spivak,Luke Sullivan,Eric Weber. From the Introduction: Although media are changing at the speed of light, the basics of advertising, speculative ads, and the job-getting process haven't changed. The information in this spanking-new revision concerns first-year issues. * In Part I, I define concepts and campaigns for those who have just begun to ask what this portfolio thing is all about. And there are new questions and answers that I hope will help those about to graduate, those who are about to enter or have already entered the tougher-than-ever entry-level job competition.... * Part II addresses all aspects of getting a job, from resumes, cover letters, and business cards to interview etiquette and follow-up. * As I've done since the first edition of this book, I've invited creative heads of some of the top agencies around, headhunters, creative managers, and junior creative people to write essays and supplement the text of this book with their comments, their stories, and examples from their portfolios. The contributions of these generous people are of enormous value and make up Part III, "A Little Help from Some Friends."

This Is How to Get Your Next Job

An Inside Look at What Employers Really Want

Author: Andrea Kay

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN: 0814432220

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Even in a bad economy, companies have job openings they can't fill. Considering the millions of people who are out of work or unhappily employed, how can that be?What are job seekers doing to turn off employers? And what is it that employers want but aren't finding? Leading career expert and syndicated columnist Andrea Kay asked employers one simple question: why didn't you hire the last ten people you interviewed? What it came down to, every time, wasn't a matter of skills or experience, but how applicants seemed based on what they said or did. From lack of preparation, to pushiness, to a subtly defensive attitude, it's the simple behaviors prospective employees exhibit before, during, and after interviews that stand between them and job offers. Based on candid insights from real-life employers, and featuring a foreword by Richard Nelson Bolles, bestselling author of What Color Is Your Parachute?, this book helps job hunters take control of how they come across to the people in charge of hiring. From "20 Things You Should Never Do" to a "Would You Hire You?" test, This Is How to Get Your Next Job helps readers show hiring managers who they are and why they're the perfect fit for the job they seek.

How to get the job you want

10 Practical steps to get a better job quicker

Author: Ron Hyams

Publisher: KR Publishing

ISBN: 1869227433

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 150

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Ron Hyams has helped hundreds of people transition to new jobs. He believes the most important ingredient in getting a job is to clarify your personal brand, your strengths and your 'offer'. In his new book, How to Get the Job You Want, he shares his ten steps to accelerate the process of getting your perfect job (faster): — STEP 1: Get your attitude right – turn crisis into opportunity. — STEP 2: Conduct a career stock take – identify your skills and strengths. — STEP 3: Envision your ideal job – know your preferences. — STEP 4: Build your brand – clarify your unique value add. — STEP 5: Create a compelling CV – your 'Brand Me' sales document. — STEP 6: Craft a powerful LinkedIn profile – become social media savvy. — STEP 7: Access the hidden job market – secrets of powerful networking. — STEP 8: Use multiple approaches – think out of the box in your job search. — STEP 9: Hone your interview skills – how to present your best self. — STEP 10: Maintain momentum – professionalise the job of getting a job. To make a powerful impression in an overcrowded job market, you need to stand out. This practical workbook will show you how to showcase your personal brand and get the job you've always wanted.

The Chicago Guide to Landing a Job in Academic Biology

Author: C. Ray Chandler,Lorne M. Wolfe,Daniel E. L. Promislow

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226101312

Category: Science

Page: 176

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The Chicago Guide to Landing a Job in Academic Biology is an indispensable guide for graduate students and post-docs as they enter that domain red in tooth and claw: the job market. An academic career in the biological sciences typically demands well over a decade of technical training. So it’s ironic that when a scholar reaches the most critical stage in that career—the search for a job following graduate work—he or she receives little or no formal preparation. Instead, students are thrown into the job market with only cursory guidance on how to search for and land a position. Now there’s help. Carefully, clearly, and with a welcome sense of humor, The Chicago Guide to Landing a Job in Academic Biology leads graduate students and postdoctoral fellows through the perils and rewards of their first job search. The authors—who collectively have for decades mentored students and served on hiring committees—have honed their advice in workshops at biology meetings across the country. The resulting guide covers everything from how to pack an overnight bag without wrinkling a suit to selecting the right job to apply for in the first place. The authors have taken care to make their advice useful to all areas of academic biology—from cell biology and molecular genetics to evolution and ecology—and they give tips on how applicants can tailor their approaches to different institutions from major research universities to small private colleges. With jobs in the sciences ever more difficult to come by, The Chicago Guide to Landing a Job in Academic Biology is designed to help students and post-docs navigate the tricky terrain of an academic job search—from the first year of a graduate program to the final negotiations of a job offer.

Getting Your First Job For Dummies

Author: Roberto Angulo

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119431336

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

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Find—and land—your first job! Finding a job can seem daunting, especially when it's a brand new experience. There's a lot to know, and often a lot of pressure. Written by the founder of AfterCollege.com, Getting Your First Job For Dummies is designed to take the stress out of the job search process and help you get an offer. In this book, you'll discover how to identify your talents and strengths, use your network to your advantage, interview with confidence, and evaluate an offer. Written in plain English and packed with step-by-step instructions, it'll have you writing customized resumes, conducting company research, and utilizing online job search sites, faster than you can say 'I got the job!' Determine what kind of job suits your interests and skills Write a compelling cover letter Know what to expect in an interview Effectively negotiate an offer Whether you're still in school or navigating the world as a recent graduate, Getting Your First Job For Dummies arms you with the skills and confidence to make getting your first job an exciting and enjoyable process.

How to Find a Job in Norway

Author: David Nikel,Ingrid Romundset Fabrello

Publisher: Words of Norway as

ISBN: 9788269130713

Category: Travel

Page: 150

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Stop dreaming of your ideal job in Norway: Go out there and get it! By following a proven strategy, this book will help you to understand the job market in Norway and find the job vacancies best suited for you. You'll discover what Norwegians are looking for in an employee, get vital job interview tips, and avoid the most common mistakes.

How to Get a Job in the Music Industry

Author: Keith Hatschek,Breanne Beseda

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1495013235

Category: Music

Page: 320

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(Berklee Press). If you dream about a career in the music industry, this book is for you. These practical strategies will help you to prepare for and land your dream job in the music business. Thousands of readers have used this book to educate and empower themselves and jumpstart successful music industry careers. You can, too! The third edition includes a new career tool kit and social media strategy. Inside you'll find: details on booming job prospects in digital music distribution and music licensing; interviews with nine music industry professionals under 35 who discuss how they got their starts, plus what skills today's leading job candidates must possess; a resource directory of industry related job websites as well as U.S. and Canadian trade associations; step-by-step guidance for developing a first rate resume and acing your interviews; workshops to help you assess and develop your own personalized career tool kit; strategies for industry networking, finding a mentor, and how to effectively use social media.

Getting a Job

A Study of Contacts and Careers

Author: Mark Granovetter

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022651840X

Category: Education

Page: 259

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This classic study of how 282 men in the United States found their jobs not only proves "it's not what you know but who you know," but also demonstrates how social activity influences labor markets. Examining the link between job contacts and social structure, Granovetter recognizes networking as the crucial link between economists studies of labor mobility and more focused studies of an individual's motivation to find work. This second edition is updated with a new Afterword and includes Granovetter's influential article "Economic Action and Social Structure: The Problems of Embeddedness." "Who would imagine that a book with such a prosaic title as 'getting a job' could pose such provocative questions about social structure and even social policy? In a remarkably ingenious and deceptively simple analysis of data gathered from a carefully designed sample of professional, technical, and managerial employees . . . Granovetter manages to raise a number of critical issues for the economic theory of labor markets as well as for theories of social structure by exploiting the emerging 'social network' perspective."—Edward O. Laumann, American Journal of Sociology "This short volume has much to offer readers of many disciplines. . . . Granovetter demonstrates ingenuity in his design and collection of data."—Jacob Siegel, Monthly Labor Review "A fascinating exploration, for Granovetter's principal interest lies in utilizing sociological theory and method to ascertain the nature of the linkages through which labor market information is transmitted by 'friends and relatives.'"—Herbert Parnes, Industrial and Labor Relations Review

The Booklover's Guide to New Orleans

An American POW in Germany

Author: Susan Larson

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 0807153095

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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The literary tradition of New Orleans spans centuries and touches every genre; its living heritage winds through storied neighborhoods and is celebrated at numerous festivals across the city. For booklovers, a visit to the Big Easy isn't complete without whiling away the hours in an antiquarian bookstore in the French Quarter or stepping out on a literary walking tour. Perhaps only among the oak-lined avenues, Creole town houses, and famed hotels of New Orleans can the lust of A Streetcar Named Desire, the zaniness of A Confederacy of Dunces, the chill of Interview with the Vampire, and the heartbreak of Walker Percy's Moviegoer begin to resonate. Susan Larson's revised and updated edition of The Booklover's Guide to New Orleans not only explores the legacy of Tennessee Williams and William Faulkner, but also visits the haunts of celebrated writers of today, including Anne Rice and James Lee Burke. This definitive guide provides a key to the books, authors, festivals, stores, and famed addresses that make the Crescent City a literary destination.

Big Bones

Author: Laura Dockrill

Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.

ISBN: 1471406938

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 320

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The heartwarming new novel from the sparkling Laura Dockrill, introducing Bluebelle, and her moving, hilarious take on food, body image and how we look after ourselves and others. It's a food diary. I have to tell the truth. That's the point. Bluebelle, aka BB, aka Big Bones - is a sixteen-year-old girl encouraged to tackle her weight even though she's perfectly happy, thank you, and getting on with her life and in love with food. Then a tragedy in the family forces BB to find a new relationship with her body and herself. . . Tuck in for best mates, belly laughs, boys and the best Bakewell tart. ----- Love for BIG BONES 'Big Bones is the book I wish I'd had as a teenager and Bluebelle is a friend I wish I had today. Laura has written a beautiful love letter to some of the most important things in life: friends, family and food.' Linsdey Kelk 'Stuffed with lashings of laugh-out-loud loveliness (just wait until you read about Bum Tills...), relatable real-life truths and love in all its complicated, dizzying forms (food-love, friend-love, sisterly-love, boy-love, self-love), this is, quite simply, the best YA book about self-esteem and body image I've ever read' Lovereading

The 2-Hour Job Search

Using Technology to Get the Right Job Faster

Author: Steve Dalton

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 1607741717

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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A job-search manual that gives career seekers a systematic, tech-savvy formula to efficiently and effectively target potential employers and secure the essential first interview. The 2-Hour Job Search shows job-seekers how to work smarter (and faster) to secure first interviews. Through a prescriptive approach, Dalton explains how to wade through the Internet’s sea of information and create a job-search system that relies on mainstream technology such as Excel, Google, LinkedIn, and alumni databases to create a list of target employers, contact them, and then secure an interview—with only two hours of effort. Avoiding vague tips like “leverage your contacts,” Dalton tells job-hunters exactly what to do and how to do it. This empowering book focuses on the critical middle phase of the job search and helps readers bring organization to what is all too often an ineffectual and frustrating process.

How to Get Any Job, Second Edition

Career Launch and Re-Launch for Everyone Under 30 (or How to Avoid Living in Your Parents' Basement)

Author: Donald Asher

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 0307797686

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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Philosophy majors and GPA-challenged students, rejoice! According to career guru Donald Asher, what you major in or how well you do in college are not indicators of future career success. In HOW TO GET ANY JOB WITH ANY MAJOR, Asher debunks the myth that only brainy students with specialized majors find high-paying, visible careers after college. The truth is that plenty of average folks with general, liberal arts majors have gone on to find lucrative and fulfilling careers—and anyone can do it by following Asher'¬?s advice. If you'¬?re just graduating, you'¬?ll learn to promote the skills you already have, recognize how employers hire and what skills they value most, and get influential people to help you. Or, if you'¬?re already in the work world, you'¬?ll learn to use internships, credential programs, post-baccalaureates, and grad school to jump-start a stalled career. Offering innovative ideas to help launch the perfect career, HOW TO GET ANY JOB WITH ANY MAJOR is the new job-hunter'¬?s handbook to success.

How to Get A Literary Agent

Author: Michael Larsen

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402234031

Category: Reference

Page: 336

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Written by a top literary agent who gives writers an insider's view of how to find and work with an agent throughout the process of getting published. Includes: -- How to know that you're ready for an agent -- 7 ways to find an agent -- Writing a cover letter that grabs attention -- What to do with an agent once you've got one -- What you can expect and what you'd better not hope for -- Making sure this is the right agent for you -- Congratulations, now you have an agent AND an editor -- How to avoid the 7 worst pitfalls for aspiring writers -- And much, much more. In today's highly competitive publishing industry, literary agents are more important than ever. Whether you write fiction or non-fiction, reference or children's books, here is everything you need to know about using an agent to launch and sustain your literary career.a

The Insider's Guide to a Career in Book Publishing

Author: Carin Siegfried

Publisher: Chickadee Books

ISBN: 9780985336257

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 134

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Do you want to work in publishing? Publishing is a hard industry to get into, and the first few years involve a lot of work for little pay. Through this book you will gain the information you need to enter the world of books with your eyes wide open. The vast majority of people who want to go into publishing want to be editors, which is the path with the least pay and most work (at least initially). But do you know what the other jobs in publishing even are? You might be more suited for and enjoy working in a completely different department that you've never considered. This book takes you through all the major career paths in book publishing and explains the advantages and disadvantages of each, so you can match up your personality and skills to find the perfect job for you. The Insider's Guide to a Career in Book Publishing explains the different types of publishing houses, describes publishing jobs in and outside of New York City and gives you tips for how to get into publishing, including: how to research the ideal jobs for you; how to break down a job description and see what it's really asking for; how to approach the job hunt if you're not in New York City; what you can do to stand out from the crowd.

Working in International Development and Humanitarian Assistance

A Career Guide

Author: Maia Gedde

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113461327X

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

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This is an indispensable career guide for everyone wanting to work in or already working in the international development and humanitarian emergencies sector. It provides a general introduction and insight into the sector, for those exploring it as a potential career, and offers students up-to-date advice when choosing a course, whether it’s at undergraduate or postgraduate level. Should they study International Development, or will Public Health, Environmental studies or Media get them closer to where they want to get? This book offers graduates or career changers who are new to the sector an understanding of what skills and experience will make them stand out above the competition and get that job. It enables those already working in the sector to gain a long term view of where they want to go and how they might structure their professional development to gain the skills and competencies necessary to get their career on to an upward trajectory. This book draws heavily on insiders’ advice, case studies and top tips, to provide the reader with various perspectives and insights. How do you become a country director for an international NGO? How can one become a gender mainstreaming expert? What can you do to get in to consultancy? Career trajectories, Career clinics Q&A boxes and the personal planner in the appendix will help you get to where you want to go. It also gives a detailed account of the myriad of careers and specialism available within the sector and methodologically describes the pros and cons of each option. So if you are not sure where you want to go with your career, you will be after you have read this book. Whether it’s Programme Management, becoming an Environmental Advisor, or an Acadmic this book will give you an insight into what the job entails and how you can get in to it. It will be an invaluable guide to all readers, irrespective of their country of origin, who are interested in the sector.

The Perpetual Paycheck

5 Secrets to Getting a Job, Keeping a Job, and Earning Income for Life in the Loyalty-Free Workplace

Author: Lori B. Rassas

Publisher: Lori B. Rassas, LLC

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 194

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Right now is the perfect time to be looking for a job, because there are more opportunities for employees than ever before. That may seem hard to believe… but it’s true. Few people recognize what’s happening in today’s job market. Even fewer people have the tools they need to access those rewards. Today’s workplace may be loyalty-free, but this environment can propel employees to assert their workplace independence and use this unprecedented flexibility to truly soar. The Perpetual Paycheck: 5 Secrets to Getting a Job, Keeping a Job, and Earning Income for Life in the Loyalty-Free Workplace is a nuts-and-bolts guide you can use to not only survive, but thrive. Offering a contrarian approach backed up by actual current workplace experiences, author Lori Rassas provides practical, accessible job-finding secrets for those looking for a new job, those looking to solidify their current position, those looking to advance their position, and those looking to change careers or industries. Don’t you deserve a good job with benefits that provides you with the economic security to live a full life? The answer is a resounding yes, and there has never been a better time to achieve that than now. Improved material benefits are within everyone’s reach—and by adopting the five attitudes and approaches outlined in this book, you’ll be that much closer to having them in your grasp.

The Professor Is In

The Essential Guide To Turning Your Ph.D. Into a Job

Author: Karen Kelsky

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 0553419439

Category: Education

Page: 448

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The definitive career guide for grad students, adjuncts, post-docs and anyone else eager to get tenure or turn their Ph.D. into their ideal job Each year tens of thousands of students will, after years of hard work and enormous amounts of money, earn their Ph.D. And each year only a small percentage of them will land a job that justifies and rewards their investment. For every comfortably tenured professor or well-paid former academic, there are countless underpaid and overworked adjuncts, and many more who simply give up in frustration. Those who do make it share an important asset that separates them from the pack: they have a plan. They understand exactly what they need to do to set themselves up for success. They know what really moves the needle in academic job searches, how to avoid the all-too-common mistakes that sink so many of their peers, and how to decide when to point their Ph.D. toward other, non-academic options. Karen Kelsky has made it her mission to help readers join the select few who get the most out of their Ph.D. As a former tenured professor and department head who oversaw numerous academic job searches, she knows from experience exactly what gets an academic applicant a job. And as the creator of the popular and widely respected advice site The Professor is In, she has helped countless Ph.D.’s turn themselves into stronger applicants and land their dream careers. Now, for the first time ever, Karen has poured all her best advice into a single handy guide that addresses the most important issues facing any Ph.D., including: -When, where, and what to publish -Writing a foolproof grant application -Cultivating references and crafting the perfect CV -Acing the job talk and campus interview -Avoiding the adjunct trap -Making the leap to nonacademic work, when the time is right The Professor Is In addresses all of these issues, and many more. From the Trade Paperback edition.