Over the years, I've lost count of the number of times I've been asked how to get a job in angling. This isn't just down to the fact that I was in class 3 for maths – I genuinely do get asked a lot. Funnily enough, my answer, which has been fairly standard, appears to have been justified in the following advert – CLICK HERE to see that ad.
I've always said, “Do whatever you can to improve your writing, go fishing as often as you can and, perhaps most importantly, learn to take decent photos.”
Oh, and “Apply for jobs when they come up" – that usually helps.
If you'd followed my advice, you'd be a suitable applicant for this new magazine, I reckon.
I'd love to say I'm a man who lives by his words, but it's a case of do what I say, not what I do. My writing's okay (I do a mean shopping list), I've hardly found time to fish recently and my photography skills have room for (significant) improvement. My mum says I'm special, though, and that's what's important to me.
If getting a job in angling is important to you, then get your CV in to Blockhead Media. I don't know what style of magazine they're looking to produce yet, but "nothing ventured", and all that. In these days of closing magazines, recessions and shrinking fish (yes, I did read somewhere that fish shrink in the cold!), it's nice to have a warm beacon of hope. With YOU writing for this new magazine, selling advertising or sticking a V12 supercharged engine into your centrepin reel (Google 'Blockhead Media' and you'll get what I mean!), then this could well be a magazine that stands out from the crowd.
Here's that link again:
And please remember, if you do get an interview, wearing a camo hat and a bait apron in an office environment doesn't mean you're passionate about angling. It means you're a bit of a nutter!