Make sure to scroll down and download your copy of an interview I did on this topic!
Are you searching for work right now in music, television, or film and coming up empty? It’s frustrating, right?
You know that even the most qualified and connected in our industry face stretches of unemployment. It’s just the nature of the business.
But that’s no comfort to your spouse, your kids, or your own nagging self doubt.
I get questions all the time from job seekers who are having a difficult time landing their first gig, or a new one.
They come to me, wondering if they suck, or if their profession sucks.
I say it’s neither. The #1 reason you don’t have the job in entertainment that you want right now is because you’re working against the hiring seasons.
Tax accounts know the ins-and-outs of their hiring season, and they plan accordingly. You should too.
Let’s say you’re a production assistant. There are specific times of the year when television shows are staffing up. It’s a good time to get a job then.
But if the hiring season is out, your chances of getting a position are slim. It doesn’t matter how amazing your skills are or how high up your mentor is. It’s famine time for your job search.
Now, there are nuances and exceptions to the rule that you need to get smart about.
So, I invited a bright and generous industry professional to help you get deeper in to the subject of hiring seasons.
Her name is Rachel Marks, and I discovered her entertainment career blog while researching this subject. When I saw how much help Rachel is giving to people in our business, I just knew she would be a great person to interview about this subject.
Rachel has worked on several reality shows like So You Think You Can Dance, The Jersey Shore, The Real World and The Biggest Loser. Along with reality shows she has worked on several live productions, like The Super Bowl XLIV Halftime Show and The Golden Globes.
Download the MP3 of the Rachel Marks call below.
Rachel and I discuss:
- How to handle the stress of not finding a job
- Getting hired on a reality show vs a scripted show
- Why you should run toward companies that just had layoffs.
Even if you work in music, and not television or film, the concept of a hiring season still applies to you! Give the call a listen, and pass it on to your friends who may also need help.