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10 Secrets to Landing a New Media Job

New media jobs are becom­ing some­what of a sil­ver lin­ing on a mas­sive storm cloud labelled “Reces­sion.” More and more peo­ple are turn­ing towards the web and towards tech­nol­o­gy to find the answer to their hard­ship in a time of eco­nom­ic fail­ure, and new media jobs seem to be answer­ing their cries of dis­tress. Land­ing a new media job can be a dif­fi­cult pro­ce­dure if you are not sure what is required of you and have no idea what the indus­try has to offer. By find­ing out what points add up to equal the gain­ing of a new media job, you will bet­ter your chances of find­ing your own sil­ver lining. 

We are here to help. These are not nec­es­sar­i­ly secrets, but ten extreme­ly valid tips that will help you in the process of land­ing your own new media job. 

  1. The first thing to do before even approach­ing the sub­ject of land­ing a new media job is to make sure that your resume con­veys all the nec­es­sary infor­ma­tion that works in your favor. New media jobs are sought after posi­tions, so you have to become the prospect that com­pa­nies can’t live without.
  2. Adopt new media job skills that will turn the tables in your direc­tion. Find an avenue that com­pli­ments your work eth­ic, pas­sions and abil­i­ties and update the skills required.
  3. Dis­play your inter­est and enthu­si­asm for new media jobs and sell your­self. You need to see your­self as the prod­uct that will rev­o­lu­tion­ize the new media job you are apply­ing for as well as the com­pa­ny that is offer­ing it. Don’t be ashamed to blow your own horn, as they say!
  4. Don’t lim­it your­self with the amount of resumes you send out to the dif­fer­ent agen­cies when apply­ing for a new media job. Get your pro­file out there and get noticed!
  5. Get some tes­ti­mo­ni­als and ref­er­ences under your belt. Even if you have nev­er worked in a new media job in your life, you can get your cur­rent boss or col­leagues to give you a brief write up on what kind of an asset you are to their com­pa­ny. A pos­i­tive word from some­one else will go a long way towards land­ing your new media job.
  6. Do your research into what the new media job you are apply­ing for will require from you. Being clued up will add points to your pro­file, ensur­ing that you appear keen and well informed.
  7. Stay in touch with your poten­tial­ly future new media job employ­ers. This too, as does point num­ber 5, will make you appear keen and will­ing to take on this new responsibility.
  8. Con­tin­u­ing from point num­ber 6, don’t come across as aggres­sive towards your new media job hir­ing team when enquir­ing about your appli­ca­tion sta­tus. They will no doubt have many appli­ca­tions to work through for the same new media job you are apply­ing for, so don’t assume that yours is of prime impor­tance to them.
  9. Being polite, pro­fes­sion­al and elo­quent racks up loads of points towards you land­ing your new media job.
  10. Be patient, be pos­i­tive and have true con­fi­dence in your­self and your abil­i­ties. If you are self-assured in what you are embark­ing on, chances are that pos­i­tiv­i­ty will flow right back into your lap in the form of a new media job.
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