Category Archives: Finding a Job

Two Resumes

Scott writes in:
The NBC Universal Careers twitter tweeted this link about the automated systems that scan resumes for keywords.
I’ve applied to a lot of jobs through these horrible portals such as Brassring and I’ve never gotten a call back. This … Continue reading

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When You Don’t Know Their Name

Steph writes in:
I am in the process of sending over my cover letter and resume to an open crew call for a new series. I am putting my name forth to be a Set PA. My issue right now is … Continue reading

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Guest Posts – The Trials of Being a PA

I wrote a guest blog post for Staff Me Up! Check it out.
And since I wrote for them, here’s a guest post from one of my more experienced readers:
1. Let’s assume you, the PA, are asked to take orders and … Continue reading

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Production Listings

Nash writes in:
I have been considering paying for a subscription to the Production Alert service. I just wanted to know if you thought it was worth it for someone looking to get more PA work?
I’ve never found a job through … Continue reading

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How to Dress for a Studio or Network

Evelyn has found herself in a fortunate position:
A family contact has arranged for my son to have lunch with a VP of Production at a major studio.  This may not lead to a job, but hopefully he will end up having a valuable … Continue reading

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So You Work at a Studio, But You Want to Work on a Show

Ira1 writes in:
I am currently interning at one of the bigger studios in the industry right now. I was curious, is there anyone who works here (in the offices) that I would be able to network with in hopes of getting … Continue reading

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Should You Use LinkedIn?

Kaitlin writes in:
What is your opinion about reaching out to recruiters or HR personnel on LinkedIn?
I have been trying to land a job at a studio or network. I want to work in TV development yet I can never seem … Continue reading

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Nosce te Ipsum

Krista writes in:
I am about to graduate high school and was searching for possible internships and PA jobs I could do over the summer before I head off to college. I found a small company whose website said that most … Continue reading

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Video Interviews – Not a Thing

Sarah asks:
I’m wondering if you’re familiar with interns/internships in the industry. I’ve applied to an internship with [studio]‘s television development department, and I’ve received positive feedback–they’d like me to come in for an interview.
The thing is, I’m a recent graduate … Continue reading

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So You Worked on a Dirty Movie…

Maggie writes in:
Your blog is full of great advice and has given me TONS of useful notes so many thanks!! Here’s a question I wasn’t exactly able to find the answer to though. I worked on a very small film … Continue reading

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