“‘Breaking In’ didn’t just help me land the job, it taught me how to prepare for it. I graduated when journalists were getting laid off left and right, the only job I could secure were internships and temp positions in my field, or I could have stayed complacent working in food service. I am grateful to you for sharing your wisdom. It’s been about 5 years since I read it, but I remember it made me chuckle a quite a few times.”
“This is the best site I have ever seen for prospective journalists.”
— Senior journalism major
“I used the advice you give on the JobsPage Web site at just about every phase of my job hunt. I researched the paper (and the town I will be covering) online — which paid off big time when they asked me what I thought the major news stories in the area were. And the editors seemed impressed that I knew a handful of the writers on staff by name and beat.
“Oh, and of course I sent thank-you notes. Handwritten.
“Now that I have a job and don’t have to compete against all my other unemployed or newly graduating journalism major friends, I will definitely pass them the link to the site.”
“I met you years ago when you visited the University of Maryland, and you left a very positive impression. A few weeks ago, I stumbled across your JobsPage purely by chance. It’s remarkable — I stayed several hours after work one night to read it over. I wish I had known about it earlier. Thanks for taking the time to put it together and making it accessible outside your own paper.”
“I’ve been using JobsPage as a reference for about two years now. It’s a great information resource that I’ve used when job-hunting and in educating myself on the real-life practices of the journalism world.”
“I have just spent the last four hours browsing, reading and taking notes. What a great resource! I wish I had found it sooner.”
— Television journalist switching to print
“I would just like to tell you how helpful your articles on job tips have been to me.”
— Magazine job hunter
“I just called to thank you for your work on the JobsPage site for the Detroit Free Press. It’s totally awesome and it’s been totally helpful in the past couple weeks as I’ve been trying to get a job. There’s so much information there. I never knew how to put my résumé together for a journalism job. Résumé books and so forth are almost useless for our line of work. They help me get pointers, but it’s great to have a site break it down for journalists.”