Preparing for a Career in Media and Design

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9780132288880: Preparing for a Career in Media and Design

Developed specifically for the media and design fields, this guide covers all aspects of career development and moves beyond simply landing a job offer. Early chapters discuss how to search for a job, prepare for an interview and obtain a position in media and design–and then how to negotiate salary and understand benefit packages. Throughout the book, samples of resumes, cover letters, and interview questions are included and worksheets are provided to teach students how to create their own. Industry-specific chapters set this text apart and show readers how to protect their work, establish a freelance business, and evaluate opportunities within the field.  

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Preparing for a career in media and design is full of unique challenges. Author Steven Carniol takes you beyond simply landing a job offer into a comprehensive guide to career planning. You will learn to search for a job, prepare for an interview and obtain a position in media and design–and then how to negotiate salary and understand benefits. Carniol also explores career-specific essentials about working freelance, protecting your creative work, maximizing an internship opportunities and creating a portfolio.

 

Career Building Features:

  • Sample Resumes
  • Cover Letters and a Guide to Preparing Your Portfolio or Demo Reel
  • Interview Questions and Sample Answers
  • Guide to Working as a Freelancer; Self Assessment Exercises and Worksheets
  • How to File a Copyright
  • Comprehensive Guide to Negotiating Salary and Understanding Corporate Benefits
  • Web Resources

 

“The text…not only discusses jobs in the field, portfolios and interviewing–but also resume, cover letter, freelancing, and copyrighting. This is the first book I have found that adequately covers these topics all in one.”

Erica Honeyman, Lehigh Valley College

 

“The author obviously understands his audience and is giving them very valuable and typically not covered materials.”

Patrick Aievoli, Long Island University/CW Post campus

 

Go to prenhall.com/carniol to find additional supplemental material, links to outside resources and industry-focused bulletin boards, or to contact the author directly.

 

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