The Young to Publishing Group is an initiative of the Association of American Publishers whose goal is to give entry-level and junior industry employees an opportunity to create relationships outside of their own publishing house as well as to gain important knowledge about the industry. Membership is free and is open to all lesser experienced employees of publishing (about 0 to 5 years of publishing experience) whose house is an AAP member.
The goals of the YPG include:
- Provide an environment in which individuals new to the industry (0-5 years) feel welcomed and part of a bigger picture.
- Create opportunities for individuals to learn about the publishing industry as a whole—all the departments and steps that influence the making of a book.
- Organize opportunities for industry peers (entry/junior level) to mingle, network and get to know one another.
On October 19, 2013, the Young Publishing Group will take part in this year’s New York Cares Day, which is an annual community service event that helps over 100 NYC public schools accomplish what their school budgets can’t.
Keep up to date with the YPG here until you have acquired your first book publishing or agency job, which could be sooner than you think.
“Taking Your Career to the Next Level: What You Always Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask HR”
M.S. in Publishing students, have you always wondered what publishers consider to be the perfect cover letter and resume, or what the best interview tips were? To find the answers, attend the Young to Publishing Group event, “Taking Your Career to the Next Level: What You Always Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask HR” on October 16, 2012.
The Young to Publishing Group is part of the Association of American Publishers (AAP) and works to help build a community for entry-level and junior publishing industry employees. The organization hosts many events that help members network and learn more about new advancements in the field.
“Learn how to take the next steps and how you can proactively move up at your companies,” with the industry insights of a Human Resources panel that includes from representatives Macmillan, Hachette Book Group and Random House. The panel will take questions, critique resumes and answer resume-related questions, provide cover letter tips, and give interview adivce.
You can even submit your questions online through the event registration form and submit your resumes to the group in advance to have them critiqued anonymously at the event! These are really rare but incredibly informative opportunities.
The presentation, Q&A, and discussion will take place on Tuesday, October 16 from 6:00-7:30pm at the AAP offices at 71 5th Avenue, New York, NY.
Please RSVP at the following link: http://youngtopublishing.com/2012/10/taking-your-career-to-the-next-level-what-you-always-wanted-to-know-but-were-afraid-to-ask-hr/
If you want to offer your resume for critique, email it to email@example.com with the subject line “Resume for October 16th event.