Jennifer Romolini, Editor-in-Chief and VP of content at HelloGiggles.com, “visited” Texas Tech University via Skype. She was certainly a wealth of information, especially where chasing your dreams are concerned. Below are some tips to keep in find while finding your dream job.
“I knew I wanted to work in a magazine. I studied people that had the job I wanted [and] what they did.”
That fierce girl that has the job that you want is playing the game correctly. Study what she’s dong right.
If a good place gave me a bad assignment, I took it. I wanted to be able to say ‘Jennifer Romolini wrote for the New York Times.'”
She said this when telling her story of success. She then explained that building your resume is what is most important in your college career. If you have an internship at a major publication, or any company, take a page from Jennifer; don’t turn up your nose at “bad” assignments.
“I didn’t like Lucky at all…that job taught me voice. If you can write about shoes in a smart way, you can write about anything. That taught me how to write headlines.”
As we all know, Lucky is a major women’s publication. Even if your first job in your desired industry isn’t your dream job, allow it to teach you something. Closer to the beginning of her conversation with Texas Tech students, Jennifer said that a major part of her day was writing and re-writing headlines.
“Don’t be afraid to take a risk for something you want and love.”
This was a big step because Yahoo!, being a major search engine is a stable income and, according to Jennifer, a pretty decent living. She left Yahoo! to be editor-in-chief at HelloGiggles because she was passionate about their mission.