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It's a full house here despite the weather, but no one will be turned away at 30 John St/@MadeinNY for @aajanewyork panel talking #journalism, #layoffs, #freelancing, and more!
When laid off, it's ok to take your time to get your bearings, rejuvenate, focus on you. Also ok to keep sending out resumes and networking if that helps you process & grieve. #aaja #journalism #layoffs #freelancing
.@harpertim: add skills w #continuinged classes, certificate prog, #journalism school, grad school. W #freelancing, you fire editors instead of other way around! Have home office, pitch stories on vacay to write off trips. If not busy, it's a hobby. Keep thinking of ideas. #aaja
.@alexlaughs: always operate as if you could lose your job in a moment, back up laptop. @harpertim: 2 types of journos=laid off & about to be laid off. #aaja #freelancing #journalism
.@TheoTypes: journalists differ from other ppl bc entire life wrapped up in our work, can feel like lost identity. But remember: it's not our identity. Dip toes in other areas. Have a #planb, low-risk way to keep options open, expand your idea pool. #journalism @aajanewyork
.@theotypes: stay active on social. Monitor, figure out your end goal, what you want to be seen as an expert in. Rebrand your bio page. What identity are you building? This will give you leg up regardless, open networks. #journalism @aajanewyork #freelancing #mediadiversity
.@AllegraEHobbs: #journalism #networks #communitybuilding @studyhallxyz so valuable. Practical tools (i.e. outlets that don't pay on time, editors to pitch, etc.), camaraderie. #freelancing can be isolating. @aajanewyork
.@AllegraEHobbs: there is power in collective engagement. @leezeltanglao what helped for me after #journalism #layoffs: "I am more than job," make my own routine, tap into networks, took branding course, always take the meeting. Akin to A/B testing ideas, opps. @aajanewyork
.@TheoTypes: 5k apps for 24 spots @nytimes; 1500 for 12... "everything matters" re presentation of clips, resume, brand. "Many qualified candidates. Think. Don't just put cover letter together last min. What do you want ppl to know abt you, backgrd, story?" #journalismjobs
.@TheoTypes: Need editorial voice + digital skills. Need to be at peace w not being in limelight immediately. #journalismjobs #journalism
.@harpertim: when starting #freelancing, it's about #timemanagement, putting yourself out there, volume is the challenge... can mix airline stories, books, mag articles. @AllegraEHobbs: steady anchor client is important. #journalismjobs #FreelanceLife #journalism
.@alexlaughs: find groups to partner with. Build relationships.
Q: is there #layoffs stigma?
A: universal shaking head no. @TheoTypes: honesty is the best policy. Your career story is part of yours. But dont go in shouting it. Balance it. #journalismjobs #journalism @aajanewyork
Re. Whittle candidates to 3-4 per spot. At that pt, less abt credentials, more abt work quality: @TheoTypes for @nytimes. E.g. valuing sports writer from Buffalo over prominent backgds bc ability to suss out stories from boring meetings. #journalismjobs #journalism @aajanewyork
.@alexlaughs: when emailing for informal coffee interview, know your ask, Google so not asking simple Qs. Don't use phrase "pick your brain." @TheoTypes: "I say that all the time!" @leezeltanglao help ppl help you. What is my ask? #journalism #networking @aajanewyork
.@TheoTypes: #journalism skills & need is not going away. Tremendous need. @harpertim: it's superhero skills! #journalismjobs #freelancing @aajanewyork @newmarkjschool @MadeinNY @freelancersu
Correction: @harpertim said #journalism skills are our "superpower," not easily imitated and applicable/transferable to whatever we do. #journalismjobs #freelancing @aajanewyork @newmarkjschool @MadeinNY @freelancersu
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