Uniting the Talent

Stumbling upon the site recently, I discovered I Want Her Job , a database that compiles the stories of successful women who have accomplished their goals and are on the road to fulfilling their dreams in many different fields including writing, design, art, and many others. When I began reading about the success stories and journeys of these women, it gave me hope that one day I too will be able to do what I love- magazine writing. It also allowed me to gain insight into the process of landing a dream job and tips on how do to so, which can be relevant to anyone who is on the prowl for that killer position!

In the words of Grace Gold, beauty expert and journalist who graduated from NYU with a BA in Journalism, “Don’t view other women as your competition. Your only competition is time. Find like-minded girl friends, support one another, grow together and dominate.”

It is more common to hear nowadays about unemployment rates rather than about how individuals are actually securing jobs that they are passionate about. When I tell others that I am majoring in Journalism/Professional Writing, sometimes they reply, “Why would you ever do that?”  The truth is, regardless of how competitive the job market is for writers to work for Cosmopolitan, Vogue, Marie Claire, or any other high-end magazine, it is my passion. Faking enthusiasm in any other field would surely make me miserable. I Want Her Job gave me the opportunity to identify with and relate to other women similar to me who have succeeded. Now that’s what I call inspiration!

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Inspiration in an Eminent Place

Kate White, editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine 

In charge of overseeing one of my favorite magazines, Kate White’s abounding successes make her an esteemed role model to emulate. Her career began differently than most in the industry, however. After obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in English at Union College, her career was kick-started with her Top Ten College Women contest win sponsored by Glamour magazine where she was  pictured on the cover. Don’t we all wish we could be this fortunate?!

Her career seemed to sprout from there, and as she began fulfilling her dreams and rising to the top, she took on larger pursuits while never abandoning her passion for fiction writing. Not only does she oversee Cosmo books, Cosmopolitan.com, and the applications Cosmo produces, she has also published several books that have made it onto the New York Times bestselling list, including If Looks Could Kill, A Body to Die For, Til Death Do Us Part, Over Her Dead Body, Lethally Blond, and Hush.

Kate White established herself as editor-in-chief of one of the most lucrative magazines in circulation, and she is also the winner of the Matrix Award for Outstanding Achievement in Communication and the Woodhall Institute Award for Ethical Leadership.

YOU GO GIRL!

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