We popped along to the first of SYP’s two events at London Book Fair (Tuesday 14th), and we weren’t alone. Only standing room was left before it even started, a room divided between publishing students and people generally interested in the field looking for career advice, and there was an excellent panel on hand to deliver.
First up was Helen Youngs, Recruitment Consultant at Inspired Selection, followed by Dr Alison Baverstock (Associate Professor, Journalism/Publishing, Kingston University), Bridget Shine, the Chief Executive of the Independent Publisher’s Guild, and Resourcing Manager at Penguin Random House, Ellie Pike.
SYP career talks are very informative, but also quite detailed, so grab your specs to learn about skills, CV and interview tips, as well as recommendations on how to get into publishing, with or without a degree. The information is invaluable!