A career as a copywriter is a great option for creative individuals with strong writing skills. However, in this increasingly popular field, competition for jobs is fierce. Ciabh McEvenue, the managing editor at top agency Tamm Communications, provides aspiring copywriters with some tips for success.
A resume has nearly everything you need to get a job, but there are other ways to set yourself apart from others, such as a career portfolio. A career portfolio isn’t just words on a page, it’s actual proof of your talents, skills, and accomplishments.
You can personalize your online resumé to include recommendations, a design portfolio, writing examples, audio and video clips, links to off-site work, your thesis, awards you have won, and anything else that will show a potential employer why you are right for the job.
This book forces job hunters to think seriously about their careers (both past and future) in ways you’ve never thought of before. Perhaps more importantly, it helps develop tools you didn’t know you needed. You should already have a resumé, but what about a whole job-hunting portfolio?
This week I talk to Mike Lynch, a front-end web developer, graphic designer, and junior developer at Toronto design firm NuBrand, about his recent projects, past internships, and why web developers are currently so in demand.
High school diploma, check. University acceptance, check. Extra-curricular activities, check. Good marks for grad school, check. Degree, check. Now what? Taking a year off was a pipe dream in which I imagined myself backpacking across Europe, but it was never something I thought I would actually do.