Career Advice

The degree is not necessary, but it can be helpful, according to Walden Siew, bureau chief of the Wall Street Journal's CFO Journal, and a 1995 graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.

Use Keywords to Create a Compelling Cover Letter

A good cover letter can improve your chances of getting an interview.

5 Alternative Jobs You Can Do With a Journalism Degree

A typical newsroom job is not the only place where you can write, report and edit.

Buzzwords That Could Doom Your Resume

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

Doing a video interview can be challenging. Make sure you're ready.

Negotiating Salary Offers

Veteran newsroom recruiter and staff development editor Joe Grimm has some excellent tips.

What to Do After You've Been Laid Off

Don't let being laid off send you down the wrong path. Refine your thinking and set clear goals.

6 Tax Tips Every Freelancer Needs to Know

Tax time can be very stressful. Use these tips to make the process simpler.

Tips on Becoming 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.

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.