Maghound Your Way to a New Job (Another Contest)

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I know that we just gave away 2 HP laptops and a Timbuk2 bag, but I couldn’t pass up another job search related giveaway for you loyal One Day, One Job readers.

I love using magazines to find cool companies to feature here on One Day, One Job. Lately I’ve been digging through the Inc. 5000, which is loaded with rapidly growing companies that are looking for top entry level talent. Even though you’d be hard pressed to find any companies in the magazine industry on a list of the fastest growing companies (jobs at magazines are pretty scarce these days), that doesn’t mean that magazines shouldn’t be part of your job search.

That’s why I jumped at the chance when Maghound offered to sponsor a contest on One Day, One Job.

What’s Maghound?

Maghound is a magazine subscription membership that just might change the way that we subscribe to magazines.

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No, they’re not moving magazines online—they still send them to your mail box. What they do is offer you Netflix-like flexibility with your magazine subscriptions. Say you’re a Tier 1 Member. You can pick 3 magazines that you like, and for $4.95 per month, you’ll get these three titles delivered to you just like a normal magazine subscription (you can pay more and get more magazines too). What if one of those magazine only comes 10 months a year. You can choose a substitute magazine for the months it doesn’t come. What if you decide that the magazine that you used to like now sucks? You can swap out one magazine for another magazine—there’s no commitment.

The reason that I find Maghound so intriguing is that you can use it as a job search tool. You can set up your magazine subscriptions solely with getting a job in mind, and when you land a job, you can reward yourself by switching over to magazines that are purely for leisure.

Check out Maghound and see what it’s all about for yourself.

How Can I Get a Free Maghound Membership for a Year?

Maghound set me up with a free membership to give the service a try, and so far I’ve been really impressed. They also told me that I can give away two free, one-year memberships to lucky readers (each is a $59.40 value).

Here’s how you can win.

First, you need to read my article 9 Magazine Lists That Will Help You Find a Job.

Then you need to leave a comment (scroll down) on this post on how you plan to use magazines in your job search. Tell me which magazines you would subscribe to if you won the membership and why those magazines tie in with your career interests. Be specific.

We’ll select two winners randomly from all of the entries.

Now for some rules…

  1. All decisions are final.
  2. You’re only allowed one entry.
  3. If you don’t follow the instructions, your entry will be disregarded. Explain your magazine choices!
  4. Entries must be in by 11:59 PM EDT on Tuesday, September 15th.
  5. Winners must be located in the United States. Maghound does not deliver magazines outside of the US.
  6. Individuals who have already won from one of other participating blogs are ineligible from winning again.

Where Else Can I Win?

One Day, One Job isn’t the only blog involved in this promotion. Here are the other participating blogs and the dates of their contests.

Independent Fashion Bloggers: September 1-4
The Coveted: September 2-8
me! September 3-9
GearLive: September 8-11
Hack College: September 9-12
Lisa Reviews: September 10-13
Our Ordinary Life: September 11-14
One Day, One Job: September 12-15
Greeblemonkey: September 13-16
The art of accessories: September 14-17
Gear Diary: September 15-18
Tierra Wilson: September 16-19
Chris Pirillo: September 17-20
A Couch with a View: September 18-21
Nadine Jolie: September 19-22
Two of a kind, Working on a Full House: September 20-23
Chip Chick: September 21-24

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7 responses to “Maghound Your Way to a New Job (Another Contest)”

  1. Neha says:

    As someone looking for a marketing position after graduation, it can be overwhelming to sift through the thousands of companies where I could potentially work. I use magazines to find interesting and innovative companies that appeal to me, so I can narrow my search. I also use magazines to keep abreast of marketing trends and developments so that I’m up to date during an interview. If I had a Maghound subscription I would subscribe to Fast Company, Inc, and Wired because these magazines put a lot of emphasis on marketing and digital media.

  2. Allison says:

    You know, I’ve been thinking about Maghound ever since I saw this post, so I’m suprised it hasn’t attracted many entries. The only reason I hadn’t yet entered is because honestly I would probably use Maghound to subscribe to women’s mags like Glamour, Marie Claire, Real Simple & Cosmo. They’re what I splurge on every now and then in the checkout line. Who finds a job reading those types of magazines, right?

    But you know what – last weekend I was struggling with a graphic design project. Taking a break from trying to come up with something decent, I went to the grocery store and on the way out picked up Glamour. Flipping through the magazine, I started ripping out pages that featured designs I liked. Later I spread them all out, getting inspired by each bit, and within hours the design, which hardly resembled any of the pages, was finished.

    Subscribing to a magazine in your niche is a great way to connect with your field and inspire yourself in unexpected ways! If I was looking for a job in the women’s media field (and someday I might be), I would need to have a feel for what’s in the field’s premiere publications, plus who knows when some kind of job lead might pop up on the pages. So, yes, I definitely, definitely think I should be subscribing to magazines in my niche all the time, but especially when job searching.

    Not sure this is the answer you wanted, but it’s what I’ve got. Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. Alix Tarnowsky says:

    There are three magazines that I would have delivered. I want to work in the entertainment industry so staying on top of fashion and entertainment news is extremely important.
    Elle Magazine- Fashion is incredibly important in the entertainment business, especially if I want to work as a publicist or talent manager, this magazine is a must
    People Magazine- It is so key to be on top of celebrity news, this is definitely the magazine to go to
    INC Magazine- This magazine is known for the information it offers, even though I’m not planning on starting my own business, the advice will come in handy

  4. GES says:

    I’m looking for jobs with nonprofit organizations, and I hadn’t thought much about using magazines, but after I saw your article I searched and found this list of useful magazines and journals: http://nonprofit.about.com/od/resources/tp/toppubs.htm

    I would subscribe to the Chronicle of Philanthropy for job listings and general nonprofit information, the Stanford Social Innovation Review for a more scientific look at nonprofit trends (which I should definitely know more about), and Contributions Magazine for more information about nonprofit fund raising, which is the area I’m most interested in.

  5. Liran Goldman says:

    I am a graduate student working on my PhD in Applied Social Psychology, which means I’m trying to apply what I learn to solve today’s problems- not just come up with theories that students will learn about 50 years down the road. Unfortunately, many people do not understand the concept that, even as a PhD student, my career goals do not include in any way, shape, or form becoming a professor.

    That is why I have to get creative about how I am going to find a job once I finish up my classes. My research is on dynamics of terrorist groups, so ideally I would like a career that enables me to apply my knowledge about terrorism, perhaps in ways that can shape U.S. policies or at least protect American citizens.

    The last few years, I figured I would apply to agencies such as the FBI, CIA, Secret Service, etc. But I am quickly realizing that I really do not know what all of my options are… and I would like to find opportunities outside of the government sector that I can consider as well. Thus, I would subscribe to The Inc. 5000 (formerly 500) Fastest Growing Private Companies; their extensive lists of companies seems like a great starting point for ideas.

    No matter if I end up landing a job in the private or governmental sector, however, I need to be very well rounded in current events, not just psychological theory. Thus, I would also subscribe to The Economist as it is a highly regarded source of information in the political world. Additionally, because I am specifically interested in the Middle East, I would subscribe to the Jerusalem Post so I could focus more on this specific region. Plus, I might even learn about agencies cited in The Economist and Jerusalem Post that I could also use as ideas for career options.

  6. Steph says:

    I am not exactly sure what I would like to do, so I am looking for jobs in a few different areas: nonprofit, public relations, event planning, marketing, media, and education. Based on these interests, the magazines I would choose from the possible options at Maghound include:
    – Wired to keep up-to-date with technology and digital media news (especially with my history of working in tech PR)
    – Inc. to further my understanding of the business world
    – Timeout New York. I am looking for a job in New York, so I could use this magazine to help find possible networking events.

  7. Steven Kasperek says:

    If I were to subscribe to a magazine solely for the purposes of finding a job, I would select Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For based on a couple reasons.

    1. Fortune’s reputation as a leader in business journalism lends credibility to their selections.
    2. The reports touch on an important area of research a prospective employee should undertake, namely that of the corporation’s culture.

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