First thing’s first; if you don’t already have Twitter, GET ON TWITTER. Most of the publishing industry post their jobs this way, plus there are some really great accounts dedicated to entry-level publishing opportunities.
One of the most helpful Twitter accounts I’ve come across is @pubinterns. The account is run by Emma Stokes and Chloe Rose who work at WW Norton UK and Spider PR. They recently posted their ‘INTERVIEWS MASTERPOST’ with some great FAQ’s. Here’s a snippet of what they had to say…
1. I’ve sent my CV and cover letter in, is it alright to chase for a response?
Unfortunately, I’m going to go with a no on this one. The large majority of job postings state that if you don’t get a response within a certain amount of time, then you’ve been unsuccessful. It sucks, and it can be really disheartening when you’ve spent all this time, but recruiters are probably getting upwards of 100 applications for each entry level job for the most in demand roles/companies. Just don’t take it personally, and move on to the next one. I kind of tend to just forget about the role after I’ve applied, so that if I get an interview it’s a nice surprise, and if I don’t then I’m not too bothered.
I made myself a super spreadsheet for this because I really struggled with keeping track and it was good to know when the standard two weeks was up and to just make a guess at the fact that I hadn’t got an interview. Would recommend doing the same. Was super helpful.
Find the full post here.
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