What is #3MinReview all about? I explain briefly about my latest YouTube series and the sort of things I will be reviewing in three minutes.
We've all been rejected for a job in our lives. It's something that you cannot control albeit getting rejected for a journalism job can be a huge blow to your self-esteem.
When it comes to producing data visualisations or media content, the feedback that I receive varies depending on the context and subject. I would have people say "I like how you've written this paragraph" or others would say "This viz needs a complete revamp, I don't like it at all." That's all well and good … Continue reading How do you get better feedback?
As we're coming up to the end of 2017, it's been another fantastic year in regards to the things I have done, not to mention graduating from Birmingham City University in July. Whilst I am not one for New Year's Resolutions, I do have some goals lined up for the upcoming year. 1. Maintaining a … Continue reading Out with 2017, in with 2018 – My main goals for the upcoming year
Less is more. It's a term I use for most of my everyday life with good reason and it's because for the last year, finding a graduate job has consumed most of my life and with good reason. It's coming up to four months since I had graduated from university. Whilst it has been at … Continue reading Less is more when it comes to job hunting
Every week, I always think to myself "How can I strengthen the networks I currently have at the moment to secure my first graduate job?" The method to my madness is quite simple, networking is a great to get your foot in the door and get over that hurdle of applying for hundreds of jobs … Continue reading Network, Network, Network – Building networks to secure a job
I am going to admit these three months have been tough both from a confidence and personal perspective. There's absolutely no shame in that considering I had graduated from Birmingham City University with a 2:1 in Media and Communication (Journalism), but if there's one thing it has taught me is to never doubt yourself. You will probably … Continue reading Never doubt yourself, ever
It can be hard as a recent media graduate to get that "foot in the door" of securing your first job. However, what I have learned is the importance of creating your own content as a way of marketing yourself instead of applying for every job under the sun and coming with nothing. As someone … Continue reading The power of creating your own content
What does a bench and me have in common? Quite a lot. After graduating from Birmingham City University, I have been in the never-ending fight to secure my first graduate job and whilst I have had secured interviews and come close to getting job offers, it has given me some food for thought. It can … Continue reading Two months after graduating… What have I learned?
To say these past couple of days have been character building is an understatement! I was frustrated with the past couple of months with my efforts to secure my first graduate job but its important to reflect upon what makes you stand out differently from the crowd. If my memory is correct, I have had … Continue reading Never conform to the crowd, be different