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How to Become the Job Candidate Who Stands Out

February 25, 2021 at 1:00pm2:00pm EST

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Join the Newhouse School for a virtual conversation with Ramón Escobar, senior vice president of talent recruitment and development at CNN Worldwide, who will present “Getting to the Top of the Pile: How to Become the Job Candidate Who Stands Out.”

In conversation with Kelly Barnett, director of the Newhouse Career Development Center, Escobar will discuss what hiring managers and talent recruiters look for in candidates and how students can put their best foot forward when applying, interviewing and interacting with organizations.

Escobar is responsible for the recruitment of all on- and off-air talent for CNN U.S., CNN International, CNN en Español and HLN. He joined CNN after several years at Telemundo, most recently as executive vice president of network news. In that role, he oversaw the entire news division, including all international news bureaus and the development of on-air talent. In addition to his executive work, Escobar has served as a mentor, teaching several classes as a visiting faculty member at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies. He is a lifetime member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.

All students are welcome to attend this discussion. Registration is required.

This event was first published on February 4, 2021 and last updated on February 18, 2021.

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