Sweet William

Wannabe journalist William James deserves a job for his use of Twitter to track down Guardian careers advice panel members during the live advice session this afternoon.

After asking questions on the Guardian’s careers forum, James looked up panel members on Twitter and followed us, seeing a tweet from me about some possible work. He then emailed:

Hello Chris,

I wanted to get in touch following your input into the Guardian careers forum debate. Thank you for the link to the work being done by the NUJ on the subject of unpaid internships. Based on what was written there (and the nagging sense that I should have done it a while ago) I will be filling out the application form and joining up.

I also noticed that you were looking for business finance freelances on your Twitter feed. I interned (paid!) with Thomson Reuters over the summer on their corporate finance desk and gained some great business-writing experience. During this I pitched and wrote a couple of articles that received good feedback and can be viewed on my portfolio site below. I was also involved in some of the more technical finance reporting that does not get published on the Reuters website.

If you would like to talk further about freelance work I’ve attached my CV for your reference and my contact details are listed below. Alternatively, I’m not based very far from you so we could always meet in person.

Kind regards


Somebody should give this man a job

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