Things I Wish I Knew Before I Became A Reporter

9 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Became A Reporter


Before I became a reporter I was quite sure about my dreams and I know my passion was 100 percent stable about what I want to become and how well I cherish my dream as a Television reporter, I have seen so many great reporter who I look up to like the famous reporter Charly Caruso who was able to achieve success in her reporting job, I wanted to be a great reporter too but I was not able to pick point the things I was suppose to know before I became a Television reporter which eventually affected me in the cause of pursuing my career.

Here are the few things I wish I knew before I became a famous and successful television reporter.

 You don’t expect a big income at first: Get to know that reporting job won’t be paying you as you want at the beginning, you need to work on building your brand before you can start expecting big payment and expensive kind of living in your job.

It is not as rosy as it looks on the screen: You need to understand that Reporting job is not as rosy as it appears on your television screen, the life of the people in it are not as perfect as you feel, they have to work day in and day out before they were able to attain the great success they achieve today.

You will have few time for yourself: Know that you will only have time for yourself to explore in your world, reporting consume time and effort. You will have few days break in the year to be able to do other thing in your life.

Care less about your outfit: Know that in most cases your outfit doesn’t really matter, taking care of your outfit before attending an important meeting shouldn’t be your priority. Of course you need to look great and neat.

Your schedule can never be fixed: Your time can never be decided by you, your time all depends on your schedule, you might need to attend to any important news at any given time. You can never fix schedules as a reporter.

You will always be on the phone: Know that your phones have to be on 24/7 if you want attain great height in your reporting business, as news might come in at given time.

Your day won’t end easily like you want: Your days might need to be stretch most times as you can never end your day the way you want. There is always an emergency news after another.

Pay less attention to social media critics: Know that the media will not like you, don’t try to be a social media addict. It is not in your place to try to make friends with the celebrities.

Work pop up at any time: Know that work can pop up at any time and you need to be very attentive and available for them.

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