One of UKâs longest running âFor Sale By Ownerâ website The Little House Company is advising graduates and students that good exams results are not all thatâs needed to secure employment. The For Sale by Owner property website has found that over 76% of applicants for its voluntary writing community failed to meet the grade for employers, owing to lack of previous experience. One writer who secured a position after obtaining experience writing content for the website is available for interview to describe his experiences.
The British media industry is one of the most popular sectors for graduates and competition for jobs is fierce. If you want a career in writing or journalism, you will need to supplement your qualifications with industry experience, especially while studying.
The number of journalism graduates is at an all-time high, and around 1 in every 5 graduates available to work is unemployed, according to the Office for National Statistics.
The most commonly cited reason for writing graduates inability to secure work was 'lack of industry experience'
Writers and authors have projected employment growth of 6% between 2012 and 2020 â Fuelled by growing demand for writers and authors who have adapted to online media and are comfortable working with digital tools.
In fact 78% of journalism and mass communications graduates took 6-8 months to find employment according to Prospects.ac.uk.
Nick Marr, founding partner, The Little House Company
âStudents and graduates need to reduce the risk to employers by offering hard evidence that they can do the job. Gaining work experience shows a level of commitment and will develop skills that will impress a potential employer."
One qualified writer Davide Purpora, writer who had failed several interviews owing to lack on the job experience went on to secure a role in the city after a short time gaining experience.
âAs a newcomer writer, working for The Little House Company was a valuable and helpful experience that enabled me to build up my experience and enrich my cv. In fact, it took me just two months of work with them to find a permanent paid writing job in Canary Wharf.â
What is the Little House Company Writers Community?
The Little House Company have brought together a team of talented writers from across the country to create unique, relevant and high quality content in exchange for guidance, exposure, credibility and vital industry experience. The Writers Community allows our writers to gain the vital experience that employers are looking for, while maintaining their studies or other commitments.
If you are interested in contributing to The Little House Company Writersâ Community and want to gain the vital experience that employers are looking for, then please submit a CV and sample article to Franki Chaffin-Edwards (Content Manager)
Learn more http://www,thelittlehousecompany.com/careers