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How to Job Search in Book Publishing - Entry Level

Saturday, 15 June 2019 from 09:10 to 16:45 (BST)

How to Job Search in Book Publishing - Entry Level

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EXTENDED Early Bird Ended £80.00 £0.00
SUPER EARLY BIRD 31st March 2019 Ended £70.00 £0.00

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We've been running our How to Job Search in Book Publishing course for over 5 years.  The content originated from our original Job Club where we helped unemployed publishers, during which time we helped over 40 people back into work in the worst of the recession. 

Since then we have helped countless people with book publishing experience get back into 
employment by giving practical, professional advice  and supported them through all aspects of job searching within this unique industry.  As we are constantly accompanying people with ongoing job searches, we are up to date with the trends and nuances and know what works and what doesn't.  This is why major book publishers employ us to support their own staff.

We are now very pleased to offer a very special experience.  

How to Job Search in Book Publishing - Entry Level. 

Would you like to know EVERYTHING there is about job searching in book publishing?

If you're hoping to start a career in book publishing, this day is for you.

The content includes everything to do with job searching in publishing, from your CV, Covering Letters, CVs, Interviews (including competency based interviews), Networking, Social Media, Recruitment Consultants, building your personal brand, where to find jobs and lots of other snippets and valuable information you need to know.

The industry is changing at a rapid rate and so is the way that employers recruit staff. is regularly in touch with employers and recruiters across the industry and will share with you the tools that you need to help you find your own job and ways forward, so that you have the knowledge to go and get the job that you really want.


This is course is aimed at anyone who is currently job searching in book publishing. It is particularly tailored towards those who have little or no experience of book publishing. This might be the first time you are job searching for the first time or maybe you’ve already been on a prolonged job search and completely stuck as to what to do next.

The skills you will learn are applicable to all sectors of the industry – Trade, Academic,Educational, STM – and if these sectors don’t make sense to you, this course will help explain the different sectors and departments.


The main presenter for the day will be's award winning Suzanne Collier.  Suzanne is has a lifetime's experience of book publishing, is qualified in Careers Guidance.  It is Suzanne's job to solve career problems within publishing and she does this both for publishers and individuals like you. Over the years, Suzanne has helped hundreds of people within the book industry attain their dream move.

There will be a guest presentation from Sam Missingham - The Queen of Twitter - who tweets @samatlounge, talking about how to hustle a job on social media. 

The aim of this course is to give you the tools that you need to find your own job and ways forward.  Even if you don't end up in publishing, you'll have the knowledge that will help you ace any job search, whatever career you choose.  

This is the approximate agenda for the day. It is subject to change.

Introductions and networking
The Book Publishing Industry 
Sectors, changes career options and choices 
Skills needed in publishing now and in the future
How the job market is changing 
Where to look for jobs 
Recruitment Consultants 
Social media and building your brand
How to write a CV for publishing jobs 
Skill profiles
Covering letters that get you noticed
Interviews -preparation, questions and tests 
Q & A Session

The ticket price includes a light lunch and refreshments.
Please let us know of any dietary restrictions when booking. We've been advised the venue is wheelchair friendly.  

None. Nothing. The only requirement is that you are over the age of 18 but we do recommend that you have the right to work in the UK if you're attending. This is because it is almost impossible to get Visa Sponsorship from UK book publishers.

Already got UK publishing experience? Then you might be better suited to our Professional version of this course which can be found here.

At time of writing there are no free or sponsored places. 

We'll add other FAQs to this page as they arise.

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When & Where

Birkbeck, University of London
Room MAL 033
Malet Street (Entrance Tollington Square
WC1E 7JL London
United Kingdom

Saturday, 15 June 2019 from 09:10 to 16:45 (BST)

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Organiser is THE independent careers consultancy for the book publishing industry (books, digital, ebooks, online, bookselling, distribution).  We work with everyone - from Entry Level Assistants to Managing Directors - and help them with their job search, CVs, or career issues and communicate directly with all employers and recruitment consultants. We work with Freelance and salaried staff. We are fully qualified in careers guidance and recognised by the Career Development Institute as a registered practitioner. We were founded in 1999 and since then have helped many people sustain successful careers within book publishing. 

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