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Five Résumé Tips That Can Land You a Job

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MIJE Staff
April 17, 2014

This week in Diversity Chat, we have a Q-&-A on résumés and job hunting with veteran editor and recruiter Jodi Schneider. She has volunteered time and helped many journalists make the transition to new work through her “resume doctor” workshops. Read on for Jodi’s excellent guidance. - MIJE Staff


1. What makes a résumé effective in this market?

Résumés have changed, along with journalism and the media landscape. If you haven’t updated yours in a while, you may be surprised by what you need and don’t need to emphasize.

First, remember that this is a snapshot meant to encompass highlights of your experience, showcase career successes and provide contact details. It is not meant to catalog every job, internship and position you’ve ever held. If you have more than a decade of news media experience, you’ll have to pick and choose what to emphasize and include.

This week in Diversity Chat, we have a Q-&-A on résumés and job hunting with veteran editor and recruiter Jodi Schneider. She has volunteered time and helped many journalists make the transition to new work through her “resume doctor” workshops. Read on for Jodi’s excellent guidance. - MIJE Staff

1. What makes a résumé effective in this market?

Résumés have changed, along with journalism and the media landscape. If you haven’t updated yours in a while, you may be surprised by what you need and don’t need to emphasize.

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