K.J. Dell’Antonia

Taking a Professional Approach to a Creative Career (feat K.J. Dell’Antonia)

In the newest episode of Everything Speaks, host Lee Caraher sits down with K.J. Dell’Antonia, columnist and contributing editor for the New York Times’ Well Family page, and co-host of the #AmWriting podcast. Together Lee and K.J. discuss career paths and how to land in the job you want. K.J. started out as an attorney, but it wasn’t a fit. She had six jobs in six years on her way to the New York Times.

Key takeaways:

  • If you love doing something, like writing for example, start doing it. Sometimes going from job to job looking for that great fit makes sense.
  • When you are trying to get experience, offer your services when you’re trying to just get the experience.
  • Don’t give up if you can’t find that great fit. You will eventually.
  • If you do not ask for the job, you will not get it.
  • Figure out how you can be relevant to the industry you want to be in.
  • Plan on having many stops along your career.
  • If you can have two or three different sets of ways to have revenue you’re going to have many more options in your career.
  • Take a look at the career of someone you admire and figure out where did these people start?
  • If you take a professional approach to a creative career you will stand out.

Links & Resources:

KJ’s website

KJ on Twitter

KJ on Facebook

KJ on LinkedIn

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