Preparing for a Career in Media and Design / Edition 1

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Preparing for a career in media and design is full of unique challenges. Author Steven Carniol takes you beyond simply landing a job offer into a comprehensive guide to career planning. You will learn to search for a job, prepare for an interview and obtain a position in media and design–and then how to negotiate salary and understand benefits. Carniol also explores career-specific essentials about working freelance, protecting your creative work, maximizing an internship opportunities and creating a portfolio.

Career Building Features:

  • Sample Resumes
  • Cover Letters and a Guide to Preparing Your Portfolio or Demo Reel
  • Interview Questions and Sample Answers
  • Guide to Working as a Freelancer; Self Assessment Exercises and Worksheets
  • How to File a Copyright
  • Comprehensive Guide to Negotiating Salary and Understanding Corporate Benefits
  • Web Resources

“The text…not only discusses jobs in the field, portfolios and interviewing–but also resume, cover letter, freelancing, and copyrighting. This is the first book I have found that adequately covers these topics all in one.”

Erica Honeyman, Lehigh Valley College

“The author obviously understands his audience and is giving them very valuable and typically not covered materials.”

Patrick Aievoli, Long Island University/CW Post campus

Go to to find additional supplemental material, links to outside resources and industry-focused bulletin boards, or to contact the author directly.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132288880
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 3/4/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 0.28 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Starting Your New Career Path

2. Writing the Perfect Resume

3. Your Portfolio

4. The Job Search

5. Writing an Effective Cover Letter

6. The Job Interview

7. Congratulations! You Have Been Offered a Job

8. Working Freelance

9. Protecting and Licensing Your Work

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