Category Archives: Finding a Job

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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Working at a Rental Place

Sorry, no Crew Call episode today. We conducted an interview, but the recording got messed up.1 Instead, here’s a regular ol’ blog post.
Lana writes in:
I currently work at a camera rental house and am constantly in communication with production coordinators … Continue reading

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Not Personable

Em writes in:
I’m terrible at networking, which is a great hindrance on the progress of my career. I have a lot of social anxiety especially when I first meet someone. Just the thought of a meetup with a bunch of … Continue reading

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No College Degree

Jen writes in:
I’ve been a PA, Set Dresser, Costume Assistant, and Location Scout on films, commercials, and photo shoots. I’m thinking of moving to LA soon. My goal is to be a writer. I thought the best way to start, … Continue reading

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What’s the Secret to Comedy?

Melanie writes in:
I’m currently in a situation where I’ll need a new job in January. I can’t start any earlier because of prior commitments. I’m primarily looking for work at one of the networks. I know that it may be … Continue reading

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Start Campaigning Now

People often say that the first thing a politician does after winning an election is running for re-election. As a PA, or any freelance crew, you should be thinking the same way.
You never know how long a show will last. … Continue reading

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Scheduling Conflicts

Michael writes in:
I freelance camera op at two digital production companies that each have plenty of work but also have plenty of freelancers at their disposal. Each week it’s hard to coordinate my schedules between the two, as they can … Continue reading

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A Jogger’s Query

Joe, who is healthier than either you or me, writes in:
I’ve worked as a PA, as an AD, and Location Assistant, which has all been fantastic and what I’ve read on your site has been very helpful.
I’ve found myself in … Continue reading

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