Video: Career Connection – Defining your digital footprint

Making an impression on a potential employer starts long before an email or phone call. By then, your digital footprint has done the talking … don’t let it send someone walking. “Career Connection: Defining your digital footprint” was a weeklong series of hands-on workshops to help you create and maintain the journalism/writing identity you want to showcase to sources, employers, and publishers. Watch videos from each session:

What hiring managers want you to know

Finding a journalism job can be a full-time job in itself. So how do you move from being an applicant to a candidate to a colleague? Hear what makes someone a ‘great’ applicant at top news organizations, with insights directly from recruiters and hiring editors. Whether you’re a mid-career professional looking for a change in responsibility or an emerging talent looking for your first newsroom, “What hiring managers want you to know” will give viewers tools for a successful job search in today’s market.


  • Priska Neely, Managing editor for Gulf States Newsroom (WBHM, MPB, WWNO, NPR)
  • Traci Schweikert, Chief Talent Officer, POLITICO
  • Mizell Stewart III, Vice President / News Performance, Talent and Partnerships for Gannett/USA Today Network

Tapping Twitter networks in your job search

When you’re searching for a job in today’s market, it’s not just who you know … it’s who knows you. During “Tapping Twitter networks in your job search,” you’ll learn how to harness the power of your Twitter network to increase your odds of matching with the career opportunity that’s right for you.

Rebecca Aguilar, a freelance journalist and president-elect of the Society of Professional Journalists, shares practical tips on improving your Twitter identity and content strategy during your job search. Ms. Aguilar offers tips on maximizing your bio and image spaces, as well as how to keep connection and relationship-building at the heart of your Twitter interactions.

How to leverage LinkedIn in your journalism job search

Your LinkedIn profile plays an important part in finding your next career opportunity – whether or not you are on the market. With 740 million users, LinkedIn remains one of the fastest growing social networks — an ideal place to build your network and for recruiters to find you.

Level up your LinkedIn profile to maximize its algorithms in your favor during this hands-on virtual workshop. Instructor Yumi Wilson, journalism educator, personal brand expert and former corporate communications manager for LinkedIn, guides participants through the key changes to their profiles that will yield high-impact results.

How to rev up your resume for today’s job market

A resume is more than your work history; it’s a window into your accomplishments, skills and path. How you frame your experiences can give a recruiter or potential employer a glimpse into how you’d fit with their organization — or send you to the “no” file.

Watch “How to rev up your resume for today’s market” to learn how to catch a recruiter’s eye by reframing your experiences. Instructor Bailey O’Connell, lead recruiter for Creative Circle’s Washington, D.C., office, shares practical tips for writing and organizing resumes that make it easy for employers to see your unique attributes.

About the speaker

Bailey O’Connell has been working with Creative Circle since 2007.  Starting her career in the Chicago office, she worked with candidates placing them in opportunities with clients such as Walgreens, AON, Beam Suntory, Y&R and Dyson to name a few. Bailey then moved to Washington, DC in 2011 to open Creative Circle’s 12th office supporting the DC, Northern Virginia and Baltimore markets. Creative Circle DC works with clients in the corporate, non-profit and agency space.  Placing candidates in design, content, communications and media roles.  When she is not reviewing resumes and portfolios, she can be seen knitting or listening to scary podcasts!

The National Press Club Journalism Institute promotes an engaged global citizenry through an independent and free press, and equips journalists with skills and standards to inform the public in ways that inspire civic engagement. As the non-profit of the National Press Club, the Institute serves as a beacon for journalism in the public interest.

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Danyelle J
Danyelle J
3 months ago

Thank you, so much, for this information! There are so many diverging tips on “what makes a successful resume”. Maybe me resumes will finally work.