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#jpod: What our new industry report means for job-seeking graduates

September 15th, 2010Posted by in Jobs, Journalism, Podcast, Training

Journalism.co.uk has compiled a podcast offering advice for journalism graduates entering the industry, in light of a report carried out by Journalism.co.uk and the University of Central Lancashire which suggested the UK’s population of working mainstream media journalists has shrunk by up to a third in the last ten years.

The impact of this on the graduate job hunt has already been highlighted in statistics from the NCTJ, which reports that the number of trainees registered in the industry has plummeted in recent years, from 633 in 2007/8 to 230 in 2008/9.

With competition rife, we spoke to experts in the industry, from media employers to careers advisors, to find out what their advice would be for those eager to break into the industry.

Listen below for Journalism.co.uk’s podcast for advice on CVs, applications, journalism skills and how to impress prospective employers.

We speak to:

  • Chris Devlin – Head of editorial and creative sector at pfj recruitment
  • Margaret Holbrough – Careers advisor for Prospects
  • Suzanne Kavanagh – Publishing sector manager at Skillset
  • Ben Young – HR operations director for IPC Media
  • Naomi Blackbourn – Account manager at GradPlus.com

Please feel free to share your own experiences of job hunting for the first time, or advice for others in the comments below.

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