HOW TO JOB SEARCH IN BOOK PUBLISHING
with the support of the Publishers Association
If you are currently unemployed and from the UK book industry (publishing, bookselling, distribution) you can apply for a FREE place sponsored by The Book Trade Charity BTBS - see the instructions at the foot of this page.
"This was a well-rounded and very informative course, leaving me feeling inspired and more confident in the job search process. Thank you."
Would you like to know EVERYTHING there is to know about job searching in book publishing?
Are you beginning your job search?
Or maybe you've been looking for a while and getting nowhere.
Whether you are established in your publishing career or just starting out, this course is for you. You will learn all there is to know about how to find a job in book publishing. Even if you think you already 'know it all' you are likely to come away from the course having learnt something new.
We incorporate all aspects of job searching - from CVs, covering letters, interviews (including competency based interviews), networking, social media, Recruitment Consultants, branding, where to find jobs - and add in lots of valuable inside information that is essential in today's ever-changing job climate.
"An incredibly helpful day, full of useful information."
The industry is changing at a rapid rate and so is the way that employers recruit staff. Bookcareers are right at the front of the queue when learning about these changes, as we are regularly in touch with employers and recruiters across the industry. During this one day course we 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.
"Very helpful seminar, having everything you need to know in one day is the best way to approach it"
This is a LIVE day - everything is tailored for those in the room. It is interactive; you have input and are able to ask questions and receive feedback at all times. Out of the whole day, there is only one 30 minute Powerpoint presentation - all other content is delivered with you and your unique situation in mind.
Lunch and refreshments are included, along with a notebook, pen, folder and course handouts.
Sample Agenda - all timings are approximate
09.45 am Coffee and registration
Introductions and networking
10.00 am Industry changes - career options and choices
Skills that are needed in publishing now and in the future
10.15 am How the job market is changing
Where to look for jobs
Social media and building your brand
11.15 am Comfort Break
11.20 am CV presentation and critiques
Covering letter presentation and critiques
1.00 pm Lunch - one to one sessions, (time permitting)
1.30 pm Interview theory
2.30 pm Interview practice
2.45 pm Break - one to one sessions, (time permitting)
3.00 pm Interview practice
3.45 pm Any other questions and discussion
4.45 pm Close
IS THIS COURSE FOR YOU?
"I would recommend this course, even for someone who has been in book publishing for a while."
This is aimed at people who already have some experience of book publishing and who may be job searching for the first time in quite a while, or who have already been on a prolonged job search, although we will welcome entry level candidates who have an understanding of the book publishing industry and the jobs available. It doesn't matter which sector you are in, be it Trade, Academic, Educational, STM etc, the skills you will learn are applicable to all areas.
If you would like to talk to us about the course before booking, to ensure that it is relevant to your needs, please email your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will schedule a time to talk on the phone.
WHERE IS IT BEING HELD?
This is being held at The Publishers Association, 50 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1UN. Full directions and the room number will be sent to you once you have your confirmed booking.
WHAT DO I HAVE TO BRING?
We provide lunch and refreshments, a notebook and pen, a folder and course handouts.
You will be asked to submit your CV and recent covering letters in advance to the group presentation if you wish to receive a critique.
You are welcome to bring along any Job Advertisements that you wish to discuss on the day,either as part of the group or within your one to one session.
WHAT REFRESHMENTS WILL BE AVAILABLE?
Tea and Coffee will be available at breaktimes and water will be available throughout the day. A buffet sandwich lunch will be provided. When booking please advise us of any dietary requirements.
WHO WILL BE PRESENTING?
"Suzanne is inspirational"
The presenter for the day will be Suzanne Collier from bookcareers.com, who has been described as THE person to see if you want to get ahead in book publishing. |
Suzanne has over 30 years experience in the industry and is fully qualified in Career Guidance and Development. She has spent many of those years helping others progress their career from Managing Director downwards.
"Suzanne's manner was very approachable and helpful"
WILL THIS BE A LARGE CLASS?
The class size will range from 6-12 people, enabling you to get your questions answered, receive feedback and advice relevant to your own situation. Wherever time permits we will arrange for you to have a confidential 5 minute one-to-one session with Suzanne.
I AM UNEMPLOYED, ARE THERE ANY DISCOUNTS?
If you are unemployed and have made a commitment to a career in the UK book industry (work experience, are a member of the SYP, have an MA in Publishing, or something similar) then you may qualify for your place to be sponsored by The Book Trade Charity (BTBS). In the first instance, to apply for this sponsorship, please email your current CV and a covering letter for job you've recently applied for to email@example.com.
We may from time to time have one bookcareers.com volunteer place per course for people who are unemployed and cannot get funding from elsewhere. Again, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to apply.
RIGHT TO WORK
This course is aimed at UK book publishing. You need to have the right to work in the UK to apply for a place.