How My Job Hunting Began

One of the usual questions I get when job interviewing is why I’ve worked at so many places in my career. My usual answer is that many of the places I worked no longer exist, often I saw the end coming and got out while I was still working rather than waiting until the place was sold or closed.

Here’s the proof of that, a run down of all my employers and their status, or lack of it, today.

June 1976 – December 1978
The Daily Herald
Arlington Heights, Ill.
My job: general assignment reporter, education reporter, business reporter

Still in business, although dealing with all the challenges most newspaper face today. The editor today is someone who started shortly after I did. Indeed, this paper, owned by Paddock Publications, a family-run operation, has seen amazing editorial management longevity. The current publisher was managing editor when I worked there.

For the complete list of my jobs, see my job trail page here.

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