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Ask The News-Hound

One pup, one paper. It's a dog-eat-dog world in the tough world of journalism.

He's off the lease and in the newsoom, refusing to be muzzled. Can this watch-dog keep dogged watch over the information gate-keepers? Follow the regular blogtoon adventures of our hero as he goes "walkies" through the media maze. 

Wednesday, August 31

9:50:00 pm - Something Serious for the CV

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To close each month, we will take a tiny break from the funnies to post a serious piece.

Today we deal with a volunteer program that might help add value to the resume of a budding reporter looking to break into journalism.

Spare time spent on a hobby editing at the Open Directory Project can help bolster a reporter's CV. Imagine telling a prospective employer that you:

ODP wants quality volunteers. If you hoestly want to be an ODP editor and take part in helping, then repeatedly read the guidelines. Read them over and over and over again. Then submit an application with the same care you would if lodging a job application.

Make sure that on your editor application you include the three suggested urls and that you describe all three sites correctly (according to the guidelines link provided in an earlier reply).

- tlewis

Open Directory Project at dmoz.org

(PS: Let me know if you are accepted. I'd be happy to help show any new editors the ropes.)

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