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Invest in yourself – Victoria Rubadiri shares career success secrets

Renowned TV journalist Victoria Rubadiri recently revealed the hidden gems behind her soaring career trajectory, emphasizing the pivotal role of self-investment and seizing opportunities.

In an interview, Rubadiri delved into the essence of continuous learning and strategic networking in the journalism landscape.

Rubadiri, a beacon of inspiration for aspiring journalists, attributed a significant portion of her success to two fundamental pillars: trainings and fellowships. “When I think back on my career and what I did to grow in my career, and myself as a woman, I would say two things; trainings and fellowships,” Rubadiri affirmed.

She underscored the accessibility of these avenues, highlighting that they offer invaluable resources without financial burdens. “Those are two key things that you can do without spending a penny,” Rubadiri emphasized. “There are foundations out there looking for young journalists to capacitate, build, train, and give them the boost they need to grow their careers.”

In a field like journalism, where practical skills often outshine academic qualifications, Rubadiri advocated for a blend of hands-on experience and theoretical knowledge. “Journalism is one of those fields that I feel, sure, you can get a degree, but it’s also a craft,” she explained. “The more you do it, the more years of experience you have and the more you’re better at it.”

Contrary to the conventional belief that higher education guarantees success, Rubadiri proposed a pragmatic approach. “You can get a degree, a master’s, or even a doctorate, but I think the most economical way of doing it is looking for trainings, and fellowships, especially if you’re a young journalist trying to get ahead in your career,” she advised.

Rubadiri’s insights resonate with countless aspiring journalists navigating the competitive landscape of media. Her journey serves as a testament to the power of continuous learning and strategic leveraging of available resources. By prioritizing skill development and seizing opportunities, Rubadiri has not only carved a niche for herself but also paved the way for the next generation of storytellers.

Aspiring journalists and industry veterans alike can glean invaluable lessons from Rubadiri’s approach. In a rapidly evolving media landscape, where adaptability and innovation reign supreme, investing in oneself and leveraging opportunities emerge as indispensable strategies for long-term success.

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