Flashback in the book, The Next Step: A Guide to Surviving, Learning, and Succeeding in Journalism, by journalist Robert Parry.
The subtitle is, “Learn from mistakes.”
It has a lot of great advice, from not getting your credentials wrong to knowing when to use a little common sense when your first job interview is a bit more complicated than you thought.
But Parry goes into some detail about what he calls “the little tricks” of success in journalism, which are pretty much universal to any profession, but especially in journalism.
And he makes some interesting points about the ways that people get their credentials wrong, and the way in which that can be a problem.
I’m a little disappointed that Parry did not write a book about how to get the credentials right.
It would have been interesting.
The book is a collection of tips, ideas, and tactics that he has used to succeed in his career.
His “little tricks” are really quite simple: He avoids a lot more than he would in an interview.
He does interviews by phone.
He avoids being too friendly.
He doesn’t give a speech.
He says what he has to say.
He talks about his passions.
He writes a lot about the journalism that he loves.
And when you get your credentials right, Parry says, you have a better chance of getting tenure or promotion.
Parry’s book is packed with great advice about how you can avoid getting a bad first impression and getting your job done, which is why I found it to be a good introduction to the craft of journalism.
If you’re going to take your career seriously, I’d recommend this book.
It’s a must-read for anyone wanting to be published.
But, since I’m not going to do any of that, let’s dive in. 1.
The First Interview The first interview is important.
The first time you meet someone, you’re on the road to becoming an experienced journalist.
That’s where the real power lies.
The person you interview will probably be your boss, but you will need to show up at his office, which might be the same place you’ll get your first assignment.
When you meet the new boss, the first thing you should do is make sure you get on his good side.
“When you meet a new boss,” Parry writes, “he’ll be the first to congratulate you on your work.”
If you want to do this, you should give him a quick hello.
“Be polite, but be sure to say hello.”
Be aware of the way you sound in a professional context.
“Try to sound like a professional,” he writes.
“You’ll get a more positive reception from the boss.”
And make sure that you sound professional.
Parrey describes how he learned this trick in his book.
He took a class on sound at the American Journalist Association, and he noticed that people who had done a good job sounded like professional journalists, which made them sound more professional.
So he went to his old boss, and asked if he could use the same method.
The boss told him to “look the part.”
But Parrey went ahead and did what he was told, which was to be polite, polite, and professional.
And that was that.
And Parry describes how this works: “You’re being polite, you don’t know the person, and you can’t see how he thinks about you, but that’s OK.
You have to be professional, you can do the same.”
The boss will then ask if you want a coffee break, and if you do, ask him if you can take a few minutes to talk.
You don’t want to be rude, you want your boss to be happy with your professionalism.
And if he wants you to stop and talk, he’ll tell you that you’re not welcome to take more time, but then if you continue, you’ll need to stop again.
Parris is not saying that you should avoid talking to the boss.
But if you’re doing your job properly, you might want to try to be more professional in that regard, so that you don: be able to make an impression with the boss; be able speak up if the boss makes a mistake; be more receptive to the questions you ask, even if they’re a bit awkward or a bit different; and be able show off the skills that you have.
You might also want to avoid asking questions that could make the boss uncomfortable.
If the boss asks for your phone number, for instance, Parries says to get off the phone.
And so on.
You should make sure to be able talk to the bosses team, and to be friendly, so he can see that you can work well together.
But the best thing to do is to make sure the boss isn’t too busy with work, or too busy to listen to you.
Parries advises that if you have something to say that he needs to