There’s no doubt that the publishing industry is in very interesting times at present. It’s getting particularly tough for journalist students to land their first job, with a prominent magazine editor suggesting that they should expect to work for two years on an internship before getting a paid position.
The editor of Psychologies magazine, Maureen Rice, said that she preferred internships over work experience because they were “worth the investment” and were “very much the right way to get a first job”.
Saying that it wouldn’t be easy in the near future, she suggested that keeping an up-to-date blog was more useful that some might think. “You must demonstrate how you have kept your interest in journalism alive,” she said.
While social networking sites can be used against job applicants, it was agreed that having a personal blog could be a positive influence.
Who knows… whilst you’re waiting for that first paid job, you could be making a bit of pocket money with that blog.