Monday, November 1, 2010

Thinking About A Career In Communication (s)--Getting Started

So, you want to pursue a career in the communications and/or media industries, huh?

There are so many areas in this expanding field to consider, whether it be advertising, marketing communications, public relations, print media (i.e., magazines and newspapers), radio, television, and especially, the growing field of digital and/or "new" media, "aka" the Internet. 

So, the question you're probably asking is this: "How do I get started"?  Or, how about another question: "What skills and/or education do I need to get the job?" Or maybe even just as important: "How do I market myself so I can the job I want someday?"  That's the purpose of the "Communication Careers Corner", to help you find the rewarding job you desire, in the hopes of turning into the career you want to pursue.

If you're reading this first "official" post of the the "3C's", it's because of at least four things.

1. You're a middle or high school student wondering what to do after you eventually graduate from high school someday.

2. You're a high school graduate thinking about what study in college.

3. You're a recent college graduate looking for that first job.

4. You're an older adult that's been out of school for quite some time, looking a different career path.

Whatever your age or stage, a career in communications and/or media is possible, if you have the right mindset, or positive attitude.  The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a good place to start for aspiring communicators who want to jumpstart their career.  Click the following link to below to see the prospects for finding work in the various communications and/or media-related fields.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

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