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
Rejection, rejection, rejection. We have all been there before when we have been rejected from a job application or a relationship and it can be the worst feeling in the world. Don't despair though, it's all a learning curve as at some point we have been knocked back from something. It's fair to say as … Continue reading You get knocked down, but you get back up again
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?
Every day I wake up in the morning, I think to myself "How lucky I am that I'm doing the things I love every day!" It's not an easy path I have taken and with good reason, I enjoy achieving my goals the hard way because I would have faced some form of adversity along … Continue reading Taking the hard way to achieving your goals
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
We have reached the halfway stage of The Asperger's Effect series of articles and it was only right that I would try to explain as best as I can about how it feels to be walking in the shoes of someone who has Asperger's Syndrome. Applying for tens of opportunities at small and large-scale companies as a Media … Continue reading The Asperger’s Effect – Walking in my shoes