Top Ten Tips – Preparing for Media Job Interviews

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Hello, Creatives!  Job interviews can be terrifying.  Let’s be honest; they’re a tiny window of time where you have to prove yourself to an employer.  There’s a big metaphorical spotlight shining down on you, and it’s warm and you’re sweaty, and you’re practically 99% Perspiration yourself!

We want to help you master those media job interviews, and by the end of these Ten Top Tips we hope you’ll know more ticks and techniques to excel in any media interview.

af1) Make the First Move

“I called ahead & asked to meet with the person who previously held the post.  Out of 9 people interviewed for the job, I was the one person to do that.” – Andrea Fairless, Careers Coach

While Andrea Fairless, (currently a Careers Coach at the University of Sunderland) stresses that she doesn’t know if this was a deciding factor in receiving her previous position as Careers Advisor for UK careers advice company Connexions, it certainly didn’t hurt.

Because of this phone call, Andrea was able to meet to talk about the environment at Connexions, what everyday tasks she would encounter, and other useful little tidbits.  Even if it’s just a short phone conversation with your potential employer, just having the time and the space to fire a ease a few concerns before your media interview can work wonders.

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Episode 16 – Recognising Your Value

On Episode 16 of 99% Perspiration:

Laura Lucas is a leadership and business coach, who “specialises in helping ambitious business owners, leaders and professionals set and achieve their goals.”

 

Laura Lucas

Click here to listen to Laura Lucas

 

Living in Dundee, Scotland, Laura launched inspirential.com in 2014, which provides training and guidance to help business flourish. They say “time is money”, but in Episode 16, you can hear Laura’s take on the value of both time & money.

Laura shares with us her specific guidance for creative types, and talks about her upcoming 7-day course on Periscope for graphic designers, and how they can make the most of their creative work.

Alan Parkinson is a self-published writer living in Sunderland, who manages to find time to write alongside a full-time job. His first novel, Leg It, is available on Amazon, and his second novel, Idle Threats, is due for release in the next couple months.

Click it to hear from Alan Parkinson, author of Leg It

Click it to hear from Alan Parkinson, author of Leg It

 

He’ll be the first to admit he’s not a natural with self-promotion, but over time Alan has learned key lessons about how to promote yourself as a writer, and has strong advice for people who are looking to take the plunge with releasing a novel.

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