Research your future career - how do I do this?
Once you’ve done some general research into your career of interest, you may want to investigate your sector in a bit more detail. We’ve compiled some resources for you including useful websites, recruitment specialists and professional organisations.
It’s important to remember that these are more than just potential sources for vacancies; keeping informed about industry news will really help you when it comes to answering interview questions and preparing applications that stand out from the crowd.
Placement and Careers Centre (PCC)
Whether you are at the beginning of exploring your career options, or have a good idea about what you want to do, the PCC are here to help. For initial discussions you can come to Quick Query or if you need more time you can book an appointment direct with your Careers Consultant.
Our LibraryThing online resource enables you to browse the reference books available to use in the PCC. Just drop-in Monday-Friday 9.30am-4.45pm and browse the books available.
- European Journalism Centre (EJC) Information site for journalists by journalists
- Hold the Front Page News and views by journalists, for journalists and journalism students with emphasis on UK regional journalism
- Journalism.co.uk Online journalism news, jobs
- Journograds Online resource for journalism graduates looking to break into the media industry with graduate level jobs, internships and information on MA courses in journalism. Offers blogs, advice and tips from graduates already working in the industry
- LinkedIn for Journalists Group The official group for professional journalists. Group discussions focus on tips and tricks that reporters, editors, producers and freelance writers can use to help them find story ideas, sources and scoops via LinkedIn
- Media Week Jobs and comments in this sector
- MedComms Networking Download the guide to geting started in medical communications from academic to medical writer which focuses on the role of the Medical Writer in medical communications agencies
- News Associates Accredited training for journalists from their newsrooms in London and Manchester
- NS (Newspaper Society) The voice of Britain's regional press, with links to UK newspaper websites
- Press Gazette Journal for journalists with job listings, freelance directory and details of journalism training courses
- The Week A digest of the British and overseas press
- Women in Journalism Networking, campaigning, training and social organisation for women journalists
Sources for jobs
- Gorkana Jobs Jobs in journalism covering wide range of sectors including banking, consumer PR and consumer publication, corporate communications, marketing/research, nationals, newswires, online and PR agency
- Guardian Jobs Find the latest media jobs including work in journalism and digital media
- British Guild of Travel Writers Organisation representing travel journalists, guidebook writers, editors, photographers and broadcasters
- British Journalism Training Council BJTC works in partnership with the main employers in the broadcast industry: BBC ITV, Associated Press, Sky News, Channel 4 News, NUJ, Creative Skillset, Reuters and the Radio Centre. They accredit UK journalism courses within higher education
- Chartered Institute of Journalists Professional body for journalists
- Medical Journalists' Association Members are 400 of the UK's leading medical and health journalists
- National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) Administers training for journalists in the UK
- National Union of Journalists (NUJ) Union for journalists in the UK
- Sports Journalists' Association (SJA) Association for sports journalists - training and sector news