It won’t cost a penny to pick the brain of a pro at NOLA13.

When you arrive, visit the NOLA13 trade show (in Preservation Hall) to sign up for a 20-minute slot with one of our Professionals in Residence. We’re still finalizing the schedule, but we’ve already lined up PIRs from CNN, The Washington Post, Society for News Design, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, a number of TV and public-radio stations, electronic media, newspapers and more.

You can bring your resume or portfolio for review. You can ask advice on how to land the job you want. Talk about the pro’s job or career path. Or discuss newsroom problems, technical questions — just about anything. We’re giving you 20 minutes to ask questions and seek insight from a pro in your field.

Slots are likely to go fast, so find the PIR tables in Preservation Hall on Oct. 24 and reserve yours.