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
As I continue to look for my first job as a Media Graduate from Birmingham City University, I have decided to do something a bit different from what I usually post on my blog. Dear Hiring Manager, I am Umar Hassan, an award-winning Freelance Journalist and Data Analyst with over four years of experience. In that time, I have had bylines … Continue reading Dear Hiring Manager – Why you should employ me in your company
Time flies so fast when you are having fun! It's hard to believe it has been eight months since I started my Tableau adventure and in that time, I have published 52 visualisations on my Tableau Public profile, which is a great achievement. But there's more to that, how has a piece of software made a difference to my … Continue reading Eight months in – Tableau has changed my life
It still feels surreal that I have officially Graduated from Birmingham City University in Media and Communication (Journalism) on Monday 24 July 2017. Trying to comprehend everything that happened on the day would be next to impossible but I will summarise my graduation experience as best I can. Arriving a couple of hours before graduation, … Continue reading Officially a Graduate from Birmingham City University
As one chapter ends, another chapter begins. Tomorrow at Symphony Hall, Birmingham, I officially graduate from Birmingham City University with a Bachelor of Arts Upper Second Class Honours (2:1) in Media and Communication (Journalism). These three years have been life-changing for so many reasons, not to mention the huge increase in confidence and skills I … Continue reading The pre-University Graduation thoughts