Looking for a Job

We help with all aspects of job hunting in the book industry. From deciding on your career options, attracting employers, building your personal brand to preparing your CV, advising on all types of applications and covering Letters, through to helping you ace the toughest of interviews.

Building a Career

Succeeding at Work

Career Resources

Got some great news! I was offered two jobs which means I won’t be coming to the job club anymore! I want to take this opportunity to thank you for all your help with everything and keeping us all motivated during this long search. I have really appreciated your advice and going to the job club every couple of weeks has helped keep my spirits up during these last few months when I could have got quite down about everything.
MH, Previous Attendee


bookcareers Newcomers Job Club

From time to time we run Job Clubs in direct response to the changing employment climate.

Currently we are running a Newcomers Job Club, to support those at the start of their publishing career. Full information can be found by clicking the button below.

Suzanne has incredible knowledge of the publishing industry, she has experienced in first person many of the challenges that I was struggling with. She is also very positive and full of energy. I now feel much more positive and confident, I can see opportunities that I could not see before. If you are stuck and unhappy, go see Suzanne now!
RC, Rights


Career Development Consultation

This is the catch-all consultation for all job-hunting situations and is our most popular package. It consists of one face to face 2 hour consultation (or two x 1 hours via Skype) and is tailored to your needs. We assess your situation, discuss your career hopes and ambitions and devise an action plan, giving guidance on all aspects of your job search including CVs, Covering Letters and Applications. Follow up is given via two telephone consultations to ensure you are supported. Further support packages may be purchased if required. We will have a quick chat before accepting your booking to ensure this is the right solution for you.

Thank you for the advice you gave regarding my cover letter. I applied for a few jobs straight after. I was offered a temp editorial position within two weeks of fixing up my CV. I would not have been considered for interview without your honesty and no-nonsense advice.
ST, Editorial


CVs, Covering Letters, Applications, Interview Prep and Employability

If you’re looking for a job and want to ensure that your CV and Covering Letters are doing the job, or if you’re going through a blind application process and want guidance, then let us help you.


We won’t rewrite your whole CV but we’ll guide you as to what to write and ensure that you are on-point with meeting the requirements for the job you’re applying for and your career aims. This also applies to your Covering Letter or application questions.

We are also able to help with immediate interview preparation, whether it is pre-recorded (Hirevue), zoom/video call or face to face. 

Wonderfully specific and practical advice about job searching and job applications. Covered all the steps of preparing yourself as an applicant so feel more confident in job searching independently.
AB, Editorial

Super helpful and positive. Covers so many aspects of CVs, Cover Letters and real-life interview questions and practice. Great for a refresh and picking up new tips I wouldn’t have thought of otherwise.
VS, Marketing

Training Course – FACE TO FACE OR ONLINE

How to Job Search in Book Publishing


Described as ‘The best help ever!’ This is our flagship training course which covers all aspects of job hunting in book publishing in a day. From understanding the industry, where jobs are advertised, developing your brand, networking and expert advice on CVs, Covering Letters and Interviews. This course has helped countless publishing job-seekers, from those starting out to senior level, get the job they want.

We run this face to face, online, and can deliver a version of this course as Career Support for Employers making group redundancies.

I just wanted to send you a quick note to let you know that I’ve got a new job!!! It’s a big change from my current job, but one I’m really looking forward to.
I wanted to say a huge thank you for all of your help and support – I found your interview coaching so, so helpful and sure I wouldn’t have got this without you!
GV, Editorial


Interview Coaching

Always going to interviews and never getting the job? Finishing ‘second’ but never finding out the true reason why?
Take an interview coaching session and all will be revealed…

Described as ‘the best and worst of experiences’ our interview coaching includes a mock interview, with filming and playback where you will be coached in to how to ace the toughest of job interviews

We always turn to bookcareers for providing our outplacement support. They are so tuned into publishing, provide lots of one to one assistance and remain focussed on supporting our employees get back into work with practical guidance.
Human Resources Manager, Trade Publishing

I have been offered the job! So it’s all pretty positive – I have very much appreciated the help that you have given me.
LB, Editorial


Redundancy, Outplacement and Career Support

It is never fun when employment ends, but we can help minimise the impact and help you back into work. Our main aim is to get you back into employment and your career restarted as soon as possible.  We do this by offering a comprehensive career package, with extensive one to one support, that is tailored to your needs and budget.


Tools & Resources

If you’re looking for a job, ensure you are using these bookcareers resources

Didn’t find what you are looking for? We tailor our services to your requirements. Contact us and we’ll have a chat.