MediaJobsDaily’s Top Stories Of 2009

It feels like much more than ten months ago that we launched, doesn’t it? But really, it was just March of 2009 that MediaJobsDaily began providing news and tips for y’all.

A heartfelt thank you to everyone reading this, as we wouldn’t be where we are today without you: our traffic’s been growing steadily ever since launch, and we have you all to thank for that.

So without further ado, here’s the ten stories that garnered the most clicks in 2009.

Here’s to a great 2010.

Forbes Cuts 40-100: Who Is Left?
When Forbes decimated its editorial side, you needed to know who was looking for a job.

Man With Pen Is Actually A Woman? What? Blogging & The Glass Ceiling
A heated controversy erupted over the news that a popular online blogger had been using a pen name of the opposite gender.

Would You Hire These Dudes?
We chatted about “creative” unconventional resumes in this post.

‘Did You Get My Resume? I Really Want This Job’
Some common-sense advice about jobseekers and phone calls.

Blogger Loses Unemployment Benefits Over $238 In Adsense Pay
This may have been our most retweeted story (not sure), but when a blogger got the runaround from the New York State Department of Labor, when nobody was sure if blogging was considered “employment,” “self-employment,” or “residual income,” you talked.

Jobs Of The Day: Editors, Copywriters, More
We don’t pretend to understand it, but this post just listing a bunch of media jobs was our sixth most popular story of the year.

‘Why Did You Leave Your Last Job?’
In which we discuss polite ways to say that you left your last job because your boss was a monster and the company was deathspiraling toward irrelevance.

Job Title To Watch: ‘Twitter Correspondent’?
The first-ever mainstream Twitter Correspondent was announced back in March. As 2009 progressed, we haven’t seen more people get jobs with this exact title, but it’s clear that Twitter’s role in newsgathering has expanded hugely over the past twelve months.

Rock Your LinkedIn (And What Not To Do)
In which we share tips for optimizing your least-well-understood social media profile.

The Newspaper Revitalization Act
When Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin’s newspaper act was on the table, our former co-writer Becki Heller penned a piece reacting to the issues.