Tip: make your work experience count
There are many ways to get into journalism. But the work experience is one that has stood the test of time. Spending time in a professional newsroom as a journalist while still learning the ropes can give you the contacts, skills, and confidence to land a job in the industry.
In an old-fashioned feature for GoThinkBig, an online hub that provides valuable advice on work experience opportunities, Natasha Preskey, freelance writer and writer, shares how her experience working with Waitrose Food set her up for a career in journalism.
From bigger learning curves to tips for others considering internships, Preskey says making the most of the opportunity is about persistence.
“You can’t be afraid to upset people because the only way to get noticed is by continually harassing someone until they give you an answer. When I started applying for internships, I was petrified to pick up the phone and ask to speak to whoever was in charge of the work experience, ”she wrote.
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