Thank you so much for the huge response over the weekend about my job hunt. I compiled all your suggestions into one post for easy reference. Mostly for me, but hopefully it can help others as well.
Here are your most popular suggestions:
Good News: I've already set up a few interviews thanks to my wanted ad! I'll keep you posted.
Until then, I'm also researching the websites you suggested:
1. mediabistro.com (jobs/internships in Media)
2. ed2010.com (jobs/internships in Publishing and Creative Services)
3. nyfa.org (jobs/internships in the Arts)
4. NYC’s Young to Publishing Group (network)
5. 826nyc.org (writing volunteer opportunities)
I'm also in love with the idea of taking publishing classes. Here's the ones you suggested:
1. Publishing Certificate at NYU
2. Publishing Certificate at Columbia
*Am I missing any?
For even more options, here's the temp/recruiting agencies you suggested:
1. Career Blazers
2. Lynne Palmer
4. Office Team
5. The Bachrach Group
6. Soloman Page
7. Michael Page
I'll end with a list of encouraging/useful comments you wrote me. Thank you!!
*Look beyond traditional trade book publishing. Consider scientific and academic publishing too.
*It’s easiest to get around “non credit internships” at smaller places like literary agencies or websites.
*Be open to jobs that can lead into publishing. One reader suggested paralegal work.
*And, finally, my favorite surefire ways to break into the NYC Publishing Industry:
Haha thanks Kathryn! Your advice was one of my favorites. :)
Keep the suggestions coming!! I'll update this page as I get more info. In case you missed it, here's the first post in my Get Hired series. And a second one that you might hate me for.
Oh and the strollers! They are here and will be delivered this week!