Tuesday, 27 December 2011
Thursday, 22 December 2011
Thursday, 8 September 2011
Wednesday, 27 July 2011
Friday, 15 July 2011
Thursday, 7 July 2011
Please submit your application via the entry page -- http://www.thesyp.org.uk/mentoring/reg.php -- with 100 words on what your goal is, and how a mentor could assist you. Please be as specific as possible in terms of the area your interest/goal lies within e.g. STM, trade, children's.
Sunday, 3 July 2011
Further details: http://careers.guardian.co.uk/careers-blog/careers-in-publishing
Sunday, 19 June 2011
Skillset have put together the following good practice guidelines for employers: recommendations which encompass learning outcomes to expenses to the maximum hours per week: http://www.skillset.org/companies/your_staff/placements/article_7670_1.asp
Friday, 11 March 2011
And so on to 2011. The mentoring scheme will begin again in June. This is its third year, and I would encourage experienced publishing professionals from all areas (editorial, production, and especially marketing and sales) and across all sectors (STM to trade) to consider being a mentor. Please contact me for further information. Your efforts will never go unnoticed.
'The average person puts only 25% of his energy and ability into his work. The world takes off its hat to those who put in more than 50% of their capacity, and stands on its head for those few and far between souls who devote 100%.' Andrew Carnegie
Sunday, 27 February 2011
It is also ideal for identifying gaps within your knowledge/skill base that mentoring might well address. If you are considering undertaking mentoring in 2011 and wish to make your goal more specific / measurable / achievable / realistic / timely, this link is recommended reading.
Friday, 28 January 2011
One quoted figure that stuck out for me: 69 people on average are applying for each position. I am involved in recruitment and selection, and for externally-advertised development editor/editorial assistant roles have never received such a high number of applicants as this (often in the 15 to 30 category). This can be discouraging for applicants, but it is worth remembering that the interview itself is good experience, and strong candidates are kept on file and in mind for future vacancies.
The increasing number of paid internships being offered by publishing companies is encouraging, and beneficial for both parties.
Wednesday, 19 January 2011
Richard has been of great support to the SYP in recent years: presenting a talk (on independent publishers competing with multinationals) at his offices; contributing to the annual careers conference; and now acting as a mentor. I have nothing but gratitude for his selfless contribution to publishing fellowship.
Thursday, 13 January 2011
Wednesday, 5 January 2011
As the 2010 Mentoring Scheme is now officially at an end, I will shortly be in touch with everybody involved to collect your feedback from the SYP Mentoring Scheme. Thank you all for your sterling input into the initiative.