We asked you to help us give advice to A.M., a recent grad in Lebanon who’s trying to get a job somewhere else, and you all didn’t let us down.
Here are some of the best pieces of advice you gave. We think they’re useful not just for overseas journalists trying to get a toehold in this country but for any bilingual media people and, to some extent, nearly anyone seeking a media job.
From Catherine Kustanczy:
As a Canadian journalist with an active online presence (Twitter, blog, Linked In) seeking work in New York City, I can advise A.M. to definitely reach out to people via social media. Also, volunteer in areas that you want to enter into and see if there’s a way you can offer your skills via telecommute.
Yes, yes, yes. Twitter and the blogosphere are incredibly democratizing places and let you reach almost anyone instantly. Seconded and thirded!