April 1: Job hunting? Use common sense

Each day in April, our blog will be devoted to polishing your professional skills. Everything you need to know about courtesy, manners and common sense. And we do mean “need” to know. APRIL 1 Do you have a lead on your dream job? Great. Are you applying? Super. Need a reference? That’s expected. What’s next? Choose […]

Have fun — and keep up to date, too

“Keep yourself up to date.” Right. What does that mean, and how do you do it? It means trying to learn something new, or add to your skills, all the time. It can be big (taking a class) or small (carrying your camera with you for a week and shooting something every day to get […]

‘What will be my specialty?’

I got to talking with some colleagues this week, and the conversation turned to “specializations.” The group included a magazine editor, and she remarked that she feels today’s college graduates in the print majors need to be strong writers and editors and learn a bit about the “visual side,” but not expect to be strong […]

There’s a lesson in ABC News cuts

There are some things we’ll keep returning to in our blog because they are so important and because they just keep coming up in the news. The recent announcement about cutbacks at ABC News (read the ABC memo here) is just such a case — and particularly so these lines from today’s New York Times […]

Add Value to Your Resume: Video

We often talk about how the Web “adds value” to content. Your Web skills can add value to you, too, especially if you’re a college student seeking a summer internship or your first job. As you head into job interviews, or update your resume, think about what Web skills you have that “add value” to […]