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Four. Five. Maybe even Six. The number of years it took to earn your ticket to the big time.
You've donned your cap and gown and celebrated. Now, it's time to take life more seriously. Your parents warn you that soon you will be responsible for your own livelihood. Student (loan lenders remind you that you have only six months before you'll pay the piper.
You decide it's best to start applying for jobs. You apply to the places you've always wanted to live or the papers you read about during school. You hear nothing, or at least nothing encouraging. What's a young aspiring journalist to do? Follow a three-step plan: Put your best foot forward. Modify the game plan. Never give up.