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Dress for Publishing Success: Ladies Edition

Let me start by saying that I am by no means a fashion expert or publishing industry dress code guru. In fact, when I sat down to write this article, I dug through my closet and noticed that I have a penchant toward sundresses, cat sweaters, and animal print blouses. Zooey Deschanel is probably my spirit animal and I look like a librarian or a Sunday school teacher on most days. So, I guess I’d be more suited to write an article titled “How to Dress like a Librarian,” but […]

Book-Jobs, Not by the Book: Joe Deemer

Joe Deemer is Editor at Printing Industries Press, the publishing arm of Printing Industries of America, the world’s largest graphic arts trade association. In addition to his publishing duties, Joe provides editing and proofreading support to other PIA departments. He is the author of Sustainability Studies in Print and several one-act plays including  “Alphabet Soup (or the Case for Plosives),” “Crossing Guards,” and “The Logistics of Heroism,” which have been performed around the country.  *** How do you explain your job to people? When I explain my job to people, I lead off […]

Biding Your Time: 7 Things to Do While You’re Job Hunting

Ah, the waiting game. Trust me, I’ve been there. The staring at the phone. The constant refreshing of the email. Before you pull a The Yellow Wallpaper and lose your cool, take a deep breath and rest assured that waiting is all a part of the process. You can pass your resume around like candy and rack up a whole calendar’s worth of interviews, but in most cases, unfortunately, it’s going to take some time before you land that dream job. First and foremost, don’t stop applying (or believing, really). Get into a […]

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.

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, […]