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How to Job Search in Book Publishing

06/12/2016 @ 09:45 - 16:45

Free – £125

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
Recruitment Consultants
Social media and building your brand
11.15 am Comfort Break
11.20 am CV presentation and critiques
Skill profiles
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

“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 and we will schedule a time to talk on the phone.
Don’t forget to check out the independent assessment of the course

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


09:45 - 16:45
Free – £125
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