Category Archives: Finding a Job

I Have Experience… Should I Still Go to PA Bootcamp?

Lonnie writes in:
I have two questions: First, what kind of help are you requesting for your new video? I’d like to be involved.

That’s easy. Since there have already been several TAPAs, I got the idea that we could all be … Continue reading

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What Kind of PA Was I?

Jo asks:
Does one usually specify the department they PA’ed in? For example, I just PA’ed on a TV show pilot, but it was in the costume department. Do I need to specify that in my resume? Or just list it … Continue reading

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Don’t Use an Email That Ends in .edu

The headline says it all.
I’m a little surprised it has to be said, but it’s come up a lot recently while fixing up readers’ resumes. Several people have left their .edu address on their resume.
In a way, I sort of … Continue reading

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Fake Address

Erica writes in:
First, I want to thank you for all of your awesome advice– I know it’s greatly appreciated by your readers and once-blind-wanderers like myself.
Secondly, I want to ask about getting work before moving down to LA. I know … Continue reading

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Can They NOT Hire Me?

A soldier who wishes to remain anonymous writes in:
I am a soldier of the US Army Reserve. I am obligated to give one weekend per month and two weeks a year to the Army. I am also an experienced set … Continue reading

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How Many Languages Do YOU Speak?

I had a coordinator once who was Vietnamese. She’s been in America for a couple of decades, so she didn’t have much of an accent, but she still occasionally got colloquialisms wrong. For instance, she would say, “Do you grab … Continue reading

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Willing to Relocate

Tom writes in:
I’ve been looking to break into “the industry” after recently graduating and finishing two media internships. I’ve been networking and applying like crazy; I reached out to a few recruiters and HR people in LA and NYC on … Continue reading

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Resume Paper

Eric writes in:
When I go to an interview, should I print out my resume on nice resume paper or is regular copy paper okay? In the past, I used nice resume paper because I had a lot, but now I … Continue reading

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Final Meet Up of the Year

It’s almost time for winter hiatus! Which means I’ll get to go back home and remember what real cold is like.
Before I go, let’s have one more PA get together. This time, we’ll meet at Q’s Billiard Club in West … Continue reading

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Aiming for a Specific Company

Krithika writes in:
I am based in India. At this point, I do not have a US work permit. But I really want to work with a few specific companies in the US, Shondaland being the top of the wishlist.
How should … Continue reading

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