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A High Class Problem: How to Choose Between Two Offers

Nick writes in:
I recently was called by a Production Coordinator I’ve worked with previously for an Office PA position on a TV show.  He mentioned the show’s producer/writer was also in need of an assistant, and if I preferred I … Continue reading

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The Next TAPA Meetup Is Happening!

So this is going to be a monthly thing, now. We’ll all get together, get drunk, and complain about how little PAs get paid.
Because I really hate it when groups meet up at the same time at the same place … Continue reading

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How to Schedule a Meeting

After Sunday’s get-together, I received a few emails like the following1–
Hi, APA!
I met a lot of people on Sunday but I don’t know a polite way to continue the connection. Do I just call them out of the blue? Email? … Continue reading

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Time Change for the TAPA Meeting

Quick note: The time for the TAPA get-together this Sunday is now 4:00pm, rather than 2:00pm.

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The TAPA Podcast is Coming Soon

I wanted to remind all of you that the TAPA podcast will be coming very soon. I’m titling it Crew Call: The Below the Line Podcast. Because it’s not just for PAs; it’s for the whole crew.
Often times, we know … Continue reading

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Let’s Get Back Together

It’s time for TAPA Meet Up 2: TAPA Harder.1
Since everybody drove up to the Valley last time, I thought we ought to move it over the hill this time, to downtown. The Figueroa Hotel has been around since the silent … Continue reading

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The Day After

“So, I have a bunch of business cards. Now what?”
-Fictional Reader I Just Made Up
The TAPAlooza1 Festival went swimmingly. The place was packed when I arrived, and there were still a few small groups of people when I left a … Continue reading

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Change of Venue

I am just overwhelmed by the response to my networking event. I genuinely wasn’t sure if anyone would want to show up, but over a hundred people have RSVPed on Facebook.
Turns out, this is too many customers for the Federal.1 … Continue reading

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First Contact

Cara writes in:
What are your thoughts on business cards, especially for a young person just starting out and looking to make contacts?  I am planning on coming to your meet-up next Sunday.  Are business cards appropriate there?  What about just in … Continue reading

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Reviving Old Contacts

R.O. writes in:
Love your blog! Please keep posting
I have a question that I haven’t seen being addressed. Since my situation is a bit specific, I wanted to go ahead and throw it out there.
I got a film degree … Continue reading

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