Career help!

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Hello. I am a 23 yead old searching for his calling in the media industry. I currenly work in a field completely different from everything that I aspire to do, but have a Bachelors in business, experience in Marketing. I'm in desperate need for guidance, so any advice or direction is greatly appreciated. I know everyone probably hears this same story about a thousand times/day, but anything helps!
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Danny Mallory

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carmen

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Hi Danny, I think it's a matter of isolating what interests you. To put it another way, what particular area of media would you like to work in (advertising, marketing, PR, content creation, design). Then you can focus on honing your skills in that area by reading avidly and following trends and learning any skills that jobs require, either through self-instruction or courses available at mediabistro or elsewhere.

Feel free to contact me at mediabistro.com and I'd be happy to advise you personally.
http://www.mediabistro.com/aboutus/

Carmen
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Liana Kim, Employee

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Hi Danny,

Thanks for posting your question. What exactly do you want to do in media? There are tons of positions listed on the job board (www.mediabistro.com/joblistings) which you can apply to given your experience in Marketing. Have you ever taken a look at the courses we offer? (http://www.mediabistro.com/courses) We offer career building courses and certificates that may help you land that job in an industry you would like to pursue. Good luck and let me know if you have any other questions

Liana Kim
Account Manager, Job Board
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Danny,

Whatever your career interests are in media, you need to be a participator. That means you need to read a lot of blogs, follow the people that interest you via social media platforms such as Twitter, and learn as much as you can. You also need to have a voice. That can be through a blog, a Twitter feed, or a combination of public outlets.

Entrepreneurial spirit its a great trait to have as well, so the fact you're a business student is a good thing. In this new media landscape you need to be as well-informed about the emerging business side of media (like biz models of journalism), as you do from the content creation side.

So hone in on what your passions are, and then go from there. We'll be happy to keep answering any questions you have.

Best,

Seamus
Community Manger
Mediabistro
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Blake

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Hi Danny,

On behalf of mediabistro.com's editorial side (and foodies everywhere), I want to point you to some of our recent articles on breaking into food media jobs! http://www.mediabistro.com/news/mb_ne...

And check out all of our features here: http://www.mediabistro.com/content/ar...

Best,
Blake
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Seamus

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Danny,

You may also be interested in our "Foodie Media" Twitter list: http://twitter.com/Mediabistro/foodie...
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Shannon Williams

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Hi,

There are social media jobs available with Select Comfort. Select Comfort has openings around the U.S. in different areas ranging from management to operations and marketing. Its just about finding the right job to fit your skill set. Check out : http://jobs.sleepnumber.com/

Hope that helps, Good Luck!!

ShanCiera