The degree is not necessary, but it can be helpful, according to Walden Siew, executive editor of The Block, a news site on digital assets. Walden is a graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.
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Skip overused phrases such as “team player,” “people person” and “hard worker."
Nine Things to Say During an Interview
Focus on the positives and don't offer unsolicited advice.
How to Ace a Video Interview
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Negotiating Salary Offers
Veteran newsroom recruiter and staff development editor Joe Grimm has some excellent tips.
Use Keywords to Create a Compelling Cover Letter
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6 Tax Tips Every Freelancer Needs to Know
Tax time can be very stressful. Use these tips to make the process simpler.
7 Things to Know Before Quitting Your Job to Become a Full-Time Freelance Writer
Staying organized is very important.
Four Simple Steps for Post-Interview Success
Make sure to send a thank you note to everyone who interviewed you.
8 Indispensable Websites for Working Journalists
Make your job easier.
10 Do’s and Don’ts of Applying for Jobs Online
Follow these tips to jump-start your job search.
Using Social Media in Your Job Search
Social media can play an important role in finding a new job.
Making the Switch From Journalism to PR
A former broadcast journalist offers some insight.
7 Tips for Breaking into Top Freelance Outlets
Pitch an idea that hasn’t been covered, or offer a new angle on an old story.