It’s the time of year when new j-school grad dive into the job market. Whether you want to work abroad or close to home, you know want to be a journalist. How to get there? J-Source has advice on how to land a job, including guaranteed tips on the basic ingredients like a great resume, an attractive portfolio, and the all-important letter of reference. Being a rookie is tough, so you’ll need thick skin, too. And remember that you can always create your own job. You have a great dream – follow it.


It’s the time of year when new j-school grad dive into the job market. Whether you want to work abroad or close to home, you know want to be a journalist. How to get there? J-Source has advice on how to land a job, including guaranteed tips on the basic ingredients like a great resume, an attractive portfolio, and the all-important letter of reference. Being a rookie is tough, so you’ll need thick skin, too. And remember that you can always create your own job. You have a great dream – follow it.

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Patricia W. Elliott is a magazine journalist and assistant professor at the School of Journalism, University of Regina. You can visit her at patriciaelliott.ca.