About the Media Mentor
We often get asked 'how does the mentoring work?'. The process is fully adaptable to each individual. We offer practical advice and support to advance your career. Whether you are a student looking to make the first step into the industry, a recent graduate or someone established in media and looking to advance your career, we can help.
We have transformed the lives of dozens of people by helping them make that next step in their career. You can read some of the testimonials at the bottom of this page.
The mentoring sessions cover training, advice, and guidance. In an increasingly tough industry, neutral and honest advice can give you that competitive advantage. From media graduates to high level professionals inside government, we have mentored people across different stages of their career, always with positive feedback and results.
Dozens of clients have praised the services for boosting morale, getting clarity on their circumstance and helping them get the job they desired. We look to empathise with your situation and understand what is blocking that progression. We help you focus your CV and applications in the right way to achieve that next step. We are also a support for decision making, whether it's about a current job, going freelance, or moving sector.
The feedback we have had has been wonderful and many clients have gone on to progress their career and are now running newsrooms and media outlets.
Whether you are starting your career, looking to make that next step, or even if you want a change of direction, we can help you make the right decisions and help make the right contacts.
What We Can Help With
Any of these services can be offered individually or as part of a package.
While a CV is a relatively straight forward document, showcasing your career and achievements in the right way is important. A media CV is different to other sectors and it needs to attract employers with demonstrable skills. Therefore, it is important that you showcase the right things, in the right order and in the right way. Contact us to ask about creating and designing a new CV for you or just helping you make your current one more effective.
The cover letter is often the most important aspect to a job application. Without a good cover letter the potential employer will not look at your CV. We have a framework and guide that can help shape your cover letters more effectively and make you more appealing. It will also help ease the workload of writing a new cover letter for every application. This also includes help with longer statements in application portals.
Employment and Freelance Advice
For those already established in the industry, we offer a career evaluation to help you understand the next step to take and then work with you to make that next step. Freelance can be seen as a negative word by some - but much of the media industry is made up of 'freelancers'. We can help you manage the process of becoming your own boss; from getting work to managing your accounts.
Demo and Showreel Evaluation
Having a great demo or showreel is essential. If you want to make it in TV or radio you will need to be showcasing these skills effectively. We will help you ensure you are doing this in the best way. Ask us about showreel and demo creation too.
We have worked with people from Sky News, Sky Sports, the BBC and across the radio industry to help with their on-air output. Sessions are fun but an in-depth learning experience on maximising your voice and improving your confidence when broadcasting.
Work Placement Advice
Sometimes it is unclear whether an opportunity is a good or bad one. You can use me as a sounding board for checking what internships or placements to go for.
Interviews are often intimidating - partly because you don't have them very often. This can be the case if you're a graduate or have an established career. We can stage dummy interviews as well as preparing you for questions and scenarios to boost your confidence and understanding.
“The review of my CV and covering letter gave me the confidence to understand how to use it to my advantage at the interview stage".