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Early Bird Discount On Mediabistro Startup Boot Camp Ends Tomorrow

Boots ForeverTomorrow is the final day to get the early bird discount ($100 off) for our online conference and workshop, Startup Boot Camp, running July 12- August 30.

The program features Alexa Andrzejewski (Foodspotting), John Tayman (, Sree Sreenivasan (Columbia School of Journalism) and mediabistro’s own Laurel Touby as well as weekly hands-on projects with feedback from real people.

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Mediabistro Job Fair

Mediabistro Job FairLand your next big gig! Join us on Janaury 27  at the Altman Building in New York City for an incredible opportunity to meet with hiring managers from the top New York media companies, network with other professionals and industry leaders, and land your next job. Register now!

Q&A: How To Land A Job From Abroad

Here’s a tough one. How do you land a job here when you a) have gumption but little experience, b) are living in a foreign country and c) will need to convince an employer to sponsor you to work in the US?

That is the dilemma facing one young recent grad in Lebanon. He wrote to Laurel Touby for advice, and with his permission, we are posting the text of their conversation here. Any other suggestions for this guy, please leave them in the comments or Tweet us and we’ll try to get them to the grad.

The question:

I have graduated from the Lebanese American University with BA in Communication Arts (emphasis Radio/TV/Film). I am seeking a major change in my life Ms. Touby….However, I am trying to find a job abroad but it seems like it is a tough mission that needs guiding. I am really interested in working in New York however all the jobs I am landing need minimum of three years of experience and I am a fresh graduate.

do you have any idea how to go around that?

N:B: I have registered to but I am facing the same problem and I think I would face a problem of finding an employer willing to sponsor me. If there are jobs for Arabs, or that require Arabic language or anything that might be an incentive for employers.

hopefully you are aware of how hard my situation in here,
your early response is highly appreciated,

thanks for any assistance,

And Laurel’s response:
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Don’t Forget: Career Circus Tomorrow In NYC

circus girl on stilts
flickr: hbp_pix

We’ll be blogging and Tweeting from the Mediabistro Career Circus tomorrow. It’s a half-day event starting at 12:30 jam-packed with speakers, roundtables, Gary Vaynerchuk, and networking. You can also grab 5 minutes with one of our career counselors to talk about freelancing, resume building, or whatever. And we’re hoping our boss Laurel Touby shows up in gold lamé again—it is the circus after all.

You can still get in for tomorrow’s event for $145 or less, but if you can’t make it, just keep yer peepers glued to this blog. It’ll be exactly like ducking under the velvet rope and skipping to the VIP party room.