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Should I Get a Master’s Degree to Work in Publishing?

And if so, what kind of graduate degree should you get? What is the Master’s Degree-Publishing connection? This is a fantastic piece from our colleagues over at Young to Publishing that tackles the constellation of questions surrounding publishing careers and post-undergraduate education. Should you do grad school before? After? At all? This article is especially useful for all the thoughts from young publishing professionals at different places and stages in their careers, and who have very different opinions on the grad school question. There are also some unexpected sides to the […]

Why the NYU Summer Publishing Institute?

As we talk about all the things that can prepare you for the professional world of publishing and what are the best things for you, it seemed fitting to have our newest team member, Julia Nollen, tell us why she chose do to NYU’s Summer Publishing Institute Certificate program. Is it really worth the time and money, we wondered? As a recent college graduate and MPI‘s newest intern, I want to pursue a career in publishing because I enjoy every step of the process. Write, read, revise, design, discuss, repeat. […]

Prepare Yourself (To Be a Great Publishing Professional: Book-Job Boot Camp, Week 6

This last week is about preparing yourself for the job itself–for the day-in-day-outness of it all. No matter where you are in your job hunt, it doesn’t seem such a bad plan to wrap up by thinking what you want to see in yourself as a book-biz professional—not just what you want the interviewers to see.   *** If you’ve read the story of my long slog toward a publishing job that I really love, you know that my “must-haves” the second time around were much different than they were […]

Jake’s Reaction to Book-Job Boot Camp Week 5: Biding Your Time

Every week, Trendsetter’s own protege book-job-seeker Jake follows our advice posts in his quest to land a job in publishing. This week he talks about biding his time without losing his mind as the job search feels like it’s dragging on forever…

Jake’s Reactions to Book-Job Boot Camp, Week 4: The Interview

Every week, our own Book-Job boot-camper Jake weighs in on how our tips from the week have helped him out. While this week, “The Interview”, is unique because it’s too soon for Jake to have been contacted about any interviews–he just sent out his applications two weeks ago–he talks here about what our advice taught him about interviews he’s had in the past. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIwb7ej3ZG4

The Question of Questions: Book-Job Boot Camp, Week 4 Day 4

One “insider” tip I hear and read over and over (making it not so “insider”, if you ask me) is to make sure that at the end of an interview, when asked, “So, do you have any questions for us?” that you should never say “No.” For many interviewers, not taking the opportunity to turn the tables and ask questions of your own means an instant line through your name on their candidate list. But the problem with this kind of advice is that it makes it sound more important to […]

Informational Interviews: Book-Job Boot Camp, Week 4 Day 3

First of all: what does one of these informational interview things look like? We thought you might like to see for yourself in this short video… CAST Amy Rhodes…..Publishing Consultant, Sales & Marketing Guru, Interviewer Livia Nelson…..Trendsetter Intern, Rising College Senior, Interviewee   Winter break of my senior year of college, I got an “Informational Interview” with Random House. I took the 10 hour train ride back to New York several days early, slept on the floor of a friend’s friend, and showed up the next morning, poised with nerves, […]

Book-Job Boot Camp, Week 3: Jake’s Experiences with Networking

Our very own book-job-searcher, Jake, talks about his experience with our networking tips from this week. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g60barCm6ZU

To Blog or Not to Blog: Book-Job Boot Camp, Week 3, Day 4

Bouncing off our post from Week 1 about refining your online persona, it may be helpful to start a blog before or during your job search. You may have heard about people whose blogs helped them land jobs, like Marian Schmebari, whose “How to Get a Job in Publishing” post for Publishing Trends sparked this entire series (or yours truly, whose creative writing blog sparked some interest when I was applying for internships). But signing up for a blog just to post funny cat videos and long laments about your […]

Making the Most of Your Alma Mater’s Alumnae/i Directory: Book-Job Boot Camp, Week 3, Day 3

If you went to a big school, it’s probably happened before: you see someone on the street wearing a Tar Heel hat; you high-five. You’re at your cousin’s baby shower and another guest mentions she went to UMich, too; you spend the rest of the party talking about professors and buildings and bars. And if you went to a small school and you run into someone who went there too, that person is, basically and instantly, your new best friend. This is the principal upon which alumni networks are based: […]