What our team have learnt from freelancing

Our team at PressPad have a great range of short and long-term experiences with freelance writing and journalism. We have combined our experiences and composed some tips and tricks drawn from what we have all learnt about the exciting and competitive world of freelancing.

Tips on how to job hunt effectively as a journalist

Sometimes job hunting can feel like a full-time job in itself! It is therefore important that you use the time you set aside for the task effectively and efficiently. We gathered some tips on how to do this in this blog piece.

How to manage your own career development

An effective way to manage your career development is through a devised plan, which outlines your ambitions and what you wish to accomplish. By highlighting your short and long-term goals, it can serve as a reliable roadmap to the qualifications, skills, and experience that is essential for the dream job. By creating a series of easy to achieve targets and identifying your strengths and weaknesses, you can gradually reclaim control of your professional career and future.

How to write a great covering letter

A covering letter is a great way to showcase your skills and to address your employer directly on not only why you are suitable for the position, but are a perfect candidate. A covering letter is a great opportunity to elaborate on relevant experience and interests which cannot be expressed effectively through your CV.

National Intern Day: How to be the best intern

It’s National Intern Day, a day dedicated to celebrating and recognising the importance of interns who are trying to get their foot in the door and are working toward their dream careers. This awareness day was created by WayUp in 2017, to encourage companies to appreciate their hard working interns, and to ultimately give them the recognition they truly deserve.

National Disability Independence Day: How the pandemic has made journalism more accessible

It’s National Disability Independence Day, a time to commemorate the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990. This act provides protection and prohibits employment discrimination and guarantees access to education, transportation, and other services. It is a day to raise awareness and celebrate independence for those with disabilities in the workplace, and to consider how we can continue to grow and improve accessibility and inclusion.