(God,don’t you just hate that phrase??)
Despite the gloomy economy and the contraction of the media industry, three people I know were recently offered jobs!
And a bunch of others on Fairfax scholarships have guaranteed jobs waiting for them anyway, so they are well and truly set.
Man, it must be relieving to know you have full-time work lined up already.
Realistically, I need to leverage what I already have going for me – that I already work within a news organisation. So the next step I should be taking is to approach the higherups to see whether there are any journalistic opportunities for me, seeing as I’m about to become fully qualified. (Alternatively, whether I can simply carry on in my current role – which is mainly administrative – but full time.)
This terrifies me. It’s not a conversation I feel at all prepared for. I’m going to be swotting up on career resources, but if any of you high flyers with REAL jobs and REAL careers have any advice on asking for, and getting what you want, please feel free to throw your two cents in the ring!