How I Got a Job at Forbes.Com
Posted by rahel | September 13th
.I had no background in business journalism when I was hired as a copy editor at Forbes.com in 2006 after working for several years as the managing editor of a regional magazine.
In fact, I even failed the one-question business proficiency test I was given during the interview — “What’s the difference between a stock and a
(After the interview, I rushed home to look up the answer. Just in case you ever encounter this question in an interview here’s the gist: Stocks are for ownin’ and bonds are for loanin’.)
So, even though the interview didn’t go as well as I’d hoped … how did I get hired?
I totally aced the very long take-home copy test, and the editors were impressed enough by that, so they decided to give me a shot.
Monday, September 14, 2009
Getting Hired at Forbes.com
Shaun Gallagher writes about getting hired as a copy editor at Forbes.com