Everything I know, I learned on the job

Jul. 12, 2009

Everything I know, I learned on the job

This article will appear in the July-August 2009 issue of PJR Reports.

By RG Cruz

By November 21 this year, I will have spent exactly 8 years in the profession of journalism. It was in November 21 of 2001, about seven months after graduating from the University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication, that I landed my first job. In the months between my graduation and being hired, I confidently mass mailed my resume to all the media outfits I could find here and abroad in hopes I would land that elusive first job. I was even a bit cocky, thinking that my education from the countrys top mass media school would land me a job just like that and put me on the fast track to a bright career. Read on.

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