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.  

Specialisms: What are they and how do I decide mine?

It is often argued that a specialism sets you apart from other candidates as it shows that you are someone to go to for information on a certain topic. But how do you decide on your specialism? As a young journalist, I have asked myself this question many times. Here’s some tips and things I discovered on my journey that might help you.

How to choose a great mentor

One of the best ways to gain knowledge and to excel within the media industry is through guidance and advice from a mentor. A mentor can help you develop your strengths and overcome your weaknesses, can encourage and inspire, and can optimise your professional skill set. It is of utmost importance that you choose wisely with a mentor, and have a clear understanding of their experience, values, and what you are striving to acquire and gain.

Black Leaders Awareness Day: Inspirational young black leaders

Black Leaders Awareness Day (BLAD) is celebrating its first year, recently founded by Veronica Martin, COO of Aleto and Baton Awards Winner during lockdown in 2020 and after the rise in inspirational leaders throughout the Black Lives Matter movement. This day aims to raise awareness of influential Black leaders, and to ultimately ensure that we celebrate and acknowledge the impact they have had not only throughout history, but in the present day and beyond.

National Simplicity Day: How we can benefit from living more simply

National Simplicity Day is a day which honours the birthday of transcendentalist and advocate for living simply – Henry David Thoreau. This day raises awareness on the importance of taking a breather from the complexities of everyday life and hitting the pause button on chaos and unnecessary stress.

Emerging out of the pandemic

The Retha Ferguson Collection (Canva) As for many organisations, 2020, and the unique difficulties created by the pandemic, proved a huge challenge. PressPad had to pivot quickly to continue to …