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.
1) 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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Click here to download Alicia Myers’ episode of 99% Perspiration
Both our guests on this week’s episode studied creative degrees at university, before pursuing creative careers with media companies based in London.
Alicia Myers is currently the Insight Executive for BBC Worldwide. Alicia’s role involves leading a research team in a creative way; turning figures and facts into stories, to help BBC Worldwide sell their programmes worldwide.
But when we chatted a few weeks ago, she was about to enter her final week in the same role at Time Inc. UK, the magazine publisher behind InStyle, NME, Wallpaper, What’s On TV, and a handful of other well-loved magazines.
Alicia shares with us how she finds creativity, how to develop a thick skin, and why PR and research roles can be ideal if you love storytelling.
And until next time,
Stay productive, stay awesome!
We’ll be the first to admit – it’s easy to be lax when it comes to your online presence and content marketing. Too easy. Can you believe we’ve produced a weekly podcast for three weeks now, and not made use of our website?! Well, no longer!
Welcome to the brand new website for @99Podcast. If you’re reading this, you’ve joined us right at the conception of 99% Perspiration (or just scrolled back far enough to see this post, you clever person you!)
At our centre is a weekly podcast with advice from today’s creative industry experts, FOR tomorrow’s – we exist to help people who want to work in the artistic/creative industries.
But we want to be more than just that! This website exists to give added value to the podcast – if you want more from us, then there’s more to us than just half an hour of your time a week!
So watch this space for…
- More snippets of advice from creative industry experts.
- To see what we [Jay & Mark] are doing behind the scenes, and how @99Podcast develops.
- Upcoming competitions, opportunities, pitch deadlines… For all kinds of creative industries.
- Articles or podcasts or videos we recommend you check out.
- Inspiration – when it strikes us, we’ll try to share our nuggets of advice with you.
And to kick off, here’s the latest episode of @99Podcast…
Until next time… Stay productive, stay awesome!