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From left: InStyle.com editorial producer Tiffany Black, Men’s Health associate editor Jason Feifer, Viking Children’s Books associate editor Kendra Levin, MTV News and Documentaries freelancer Darragh Worland, and mediabistro.com associate director of education Jessica Eule discuss how to land your first media job.

Last night, those eager to nab their first job in the industry learned tips of the job-hunting trade at mediabistro.com’s “Land Your First Media Job” panel discussion. Five industry veterans offered actionable advice to the classroom filled with college students, recent grads and those looking to transition to a new career in media.

Darragh Worland
, a freelancer for MTV News and Documentaries, emphasized that there is no shame in publicizing that you’re looking for work. She said that at the moment, unemployment is “like one big party and everyone’s invited.”

So how can you set yourself apart in the crowded media job market? Find out, after the jump…

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