It’s never to early to be thinking about the job market (even if you’re not a graduating senior 🙂
And, if you’re a junior, you should seriously find a way to fit in BJ Roche’s Journalism Launchpad class into your schedule next year.
You can never read enough on how to interview and how to prepare for an interview. Friend and former colleague Mark Stencel, now the managing editor for digital news at NPR, recently wrote this piece exploring how to answer the question about how employers rate the “digital competence of job applicants.” Mark is one of the smarter digital journalists out there these days so give some thought to what he writes.
Please read this column and then interview yourself and respond to Mark’s queries on the comments board of this blog post. Answer his questions and rate yourself. What areas do you need to address? More importantly, do you agree with Mark that these areas need to be addressed? Based on Mark’s criteria, would you hire yourself?
Deadline: Start of class Thursday.