The power of creating your own content

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

Dear Hiring Manager – Why you should employ me in your company

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

The pre-University Graduation thoughts

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