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Do you have aspirations to work for one of the 'Big 4' networks?

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By: Rachelle Enns

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The 'Big 4' networks include ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox. Many aspiring journalists see these stops and having 'made it' in their career, while other journalists would much rather work for themselves or other more independent news entities. Be honest about your aspirations without sounding like you want this opportunity only as a stepping stone.

Professional Answer Examples
Answer example

"My greatest aspiration is to work for a publication where I can keep my integrity, and work on pieces for which I have a passion. It's also important to me that I am proud of the ethics that come along with my employer. If that happens to be a 'Big 4' down the road, that's great; however, it isn't my greatest aspiration as a journalist."

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"My greatest aspiration as a journalist is to be known as a writer, reporter, and researcher with a unique angle, interesting stories, and integrity. I am more concerned about the types of stories I would be working on versus working for a Big 4. Also, for myself, that would likely require relocation which is not something I am entertaining at this point in my life."

Written by:

Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is an executive head-hunter and job search expert. Utilized by top executives from Fortune 100 & 500 companies like Fitbit, Microsoft, General Electric, Nestle, and more, she helps professionals position themselves in a competitive marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume, a company that focuses on helping job seekers get their edge back. Renovate My Resume creates stand-out resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles and professional summaries for new grads, all the way to corporate executives. Rachelle spends much of her time training career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers. She also holds interview workshops for students and interns, globally. For great tips and tricks, follow Rachelle on Instagram @_rachelle_e or @renovatemyresume.
Published: 01/27/2019
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