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Old 07-08-2010, 06:14 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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Just curious but what are you planning on doing in "that TV job"? Anchorman, sports editor? If your planning ahead for a viable career produces anywhere near the results you've obtained thus far where the upcoming year's dates are concerned then best you started 15 years ago on that master plan.
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Old 07-08-2010, 08:51 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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I believe I stated that you have to know someone in the TV business
Is that ALL you tell the folks you are advising? Do you even offer any suggestions as to how they can network and what other options they have if their first career choice does not work?
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Old 07-31-2010, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Wicker Park, Chicago
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Well, one time I was working for Cannonball Delivery and I made a delivery to a TV station. They scoped me out and did a screen test on me to check if I was "News Anchor" material. They told me to read lines off a TV screen. But in the end I didn't want to be a News Anchor because I didn't want to be famous, and suffer the trappings of fame - no privacy or anonymity. I didn't turn them down though, maybe I didn't pass...

But I'd really hate to have a career where the only way to get a job is through networking. I stink at networking.

You picked a difficult career to get a job. But with your journalism job you can also try for Technical Writer jobs too...
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Old 07-31-2010, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Buffalo, trying to leave
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Yeah, I don't want to be famous either, that's why I turned down that opportunity to be Tom Cruise's body double.
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Old 08-01-2010, 08:13 AM
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Well, one time I was working for Cannonball Delivery and I made a delivery to a TV station. They scoped me out and did a screen test on me to check if I was "News Anchor" material. They told me to read lines off a TV screen. But in the end I didn't want to be a News Anchor because I didn't want to be famous, and suffer the trappings of fame - no privacy or anonymity. I didn't turn them down though, maybe I didn't pass...

But I'd really hate to have a career where the only way to get a job is through networking. I stink at networking.

You picked a difficult career to get a job. But with your journalism job you can also try for Technical Writer jobs too...

To get a job at Mcdonald's you have to network so I'm not sure I know what you mean
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Old 08-01-2010, 01:34 PM
 
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I'm not looking for a on-camera job, I'm looking for an entry-level production assistant job or ad sales or something for a media outlet.
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Old 08-01-2010, 01:37 PM
 
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Well, one time I was working for Cannonball Delivery and I made a delivery to a TV station. They scoped me out and did a screen test on me to check if I was "News Anchor" material. They told me to read lines off a TV screen. But in the end I didn't want to be a News Anchor because I didn't want to be famous, and suffer the trappings of fame - no privacy or anonymity. I didn't turn them down though, maybe I didn't pass...

But I'd really hate to have a career where the only way to get a job is through networking. I stink at networking.

You picked a difficult career to get a job. But with your journalism job you can also try for Technical Writer jobs too...
Don't you have to have technical experience to get a technical writing job?
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Old 08-02-2010, 03:02 AM
 
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Tech writing and broadcast journalism have nothing in common. Tech writing is tech writing. (I've worked in print journalism and in tech writing).
"You must know somebody," isn't quite accurate. I used to be a person who people knew, and there still weren't jobs galore. The truth is, many people are competing for every job that is remotely in the media, and most of those people are able and/or qualified.
The only suggestion I'd have is to forget about NYC, about applying in the one of the world's major markets. Not gonna happen there. You have to play in the minor leagues before you get a crack at the majors.
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Old 08-02-2010, 05:53 PM
 
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I have ex-classmates that found full-time work in NYC straight out of school. I think companies are extremely picky right now everywhere.
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