ProfNet Experts Available on Job Hunting, Startups

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Jun 17, 2013, 17:56 ET from ProfNet

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  • Keeping Your Job Search on Track
  • How to Get Started on Your Own Business


  • Editorial Assistant – Mobile Marketer (NY)
  • Reporter – The NewsTribune (IL)
  • Online Copy Editor – Demand Media Studios (Anywhere)


  • Media 411: Conference Season
  • Freelancing With a Full-Time Job: What You Need to Know
  • Networking Secrets of Freelancers


Keeping Your Job Search on Track
Chasity Trzop
Regional Director of Career Services
Brown Mackie College in Louisville
"The economy is starting to turn around, but competition for open jobs remains fierce. For job hunters, the mental and financial stresses mount every day they remain unemployed. To keep job search momentum high and attitudes positive, it's important to remember that simple job search strategies that can land you that all-important new job."
Trzop is available to speak about the importance of meeting potential employers face-to-face, treating the job search like a job itself, networking, volunteering and utilizing tools like social media and old-fashioned phone calls to your advantage when seeking employment.
Expert Contact:
Media Contact: Anne Dean,

How to Get Started on Your Own Business
Bruce McCain
Director of Career Services
The Art Institute of Tampa
"Recent graduates of creative fields like graphic design, interior design or Web design are opting to start their own businesses. Many wonder how they can be successful in their endeavors. First, they should develop a stream of business. New business owners often envision being successful within a short period of time. Developing and building a business from the ground up takes time, energy and hard work, but it can be very rewarding. Networking may be your only means of marketing for quite some time – it is important to get in front of as many people as possible and give them your elevator pitch."
McCain is available to speak with the media and provide additional tips on starting your own business as well as career trends.
Media Contact: Marcia Gomez,


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  • MEDIA 411: CONFERENCE SEASON: Conference season is here! Now is the perfect time to find a journalism conference near you (or far) to learn new skills, network, make some new friends and have fun all at the same time. Don't miss out on some of these great opportunities that could be located in a city near you:
  • FREELANCING WITH A FULL-TIME JOB: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: Do you crave the excitement of freelancing – writing about topics you care about and for the publications you want to write for? Or do you need the security of a staff position, knowing a set paycheck will be deposited into your bank account regularly? Would you like to do both? Here's how:
  • NETWORKING SECRETS OF FREELANCERS: Last week we hosted our #ConnectChat featuring Minda Zetlin, president of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA), who shared some networking secrets for freelance writers:

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