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Take Advantage of Getting Your First Break in Hollywood

Updated on May 21, 2019
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Kenna wrote and directed several plays, taught acting for kids. She is a former talent scout, and at times directs or performs.

How to take advantage of this interview or to make the best of any job interview is very important. So, pay attention while I go over some key points that will help you land your first job in the film industry.

Interview Questions

Getting an interview for a film job is a big break for any film business aspirant. This is your lucky break to the degree you didn't have an interview yesterday. So, pat yourself on the back and take advantage of this interview to secure a future in the film business.

How to take advantage of this interview or to make the best of any job interview is very important. Your lucky break to the degree you didn't have an interview yesterday. So, pat yourself on the back and take advantage of this interview to secure a future in the film business.

Interviews for film jobs seem one-sided with the interviewer asking all the questions. The opportunity for you to ask questions comes only at the end of the interview. You're offered a chance when the interview is over: "Is there anything else you'd like to know?"

What Question to Ask

However, there is one question you should ask of every interviewer as early as possible during the interview: "Can you tell me about the position and the type of person you're looking for?"

The reason you to ask this question is that it provides you with more information and the opportunity to understand more about the job and your ability to fill it. You are placing yourself in the other person's shoes. A technique often used in the entertainment field. Actors are very good at this (or should be).

When you ask this question, you learn exactly what the interviewer's specific criteria are, and you'll be able to address these criteria throughout the interview. Make sure you do address the principles or standards by which they hire you or not.

Test Your Knowledge

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If the interviewer tells you that he's looking for someone who is knowledgeable about local businesses, restaurants, hotels and can get around the city without much difficulty and added time, you carry the conversation by telling him or her that you love this city and grew up here.

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Communicate

If an opportunity to ask the question doesn't present itself, you should make the opportunity. For example, when you're asked a question like "Have you had any prior experience in the film industry?" you can answer the question, then say, "Can you tell me more about the position and the type of person you're looking for?"

You have to be on your toes with wits fully charged to take control of the interview ask this question and have this question answered by the interviewer. Practice at home with your best friend or loved one. Nothing is wrong with rehearsal - after all, this is show business.

Demonstrate You Are Right for the Job

Based on the answer you get, you can slant or tailor your response to take advantage of the opportunity to further your chances in getting the coveted job. For example, if the interviewer tells you that he's looking for someone who is knowledgeable about local businesses, restaurants, hotels and can get around the city without much difficulty and added time.

You carry the conversation by telling him or her that you love this city and grew up here. You know your way around the city because you love to go to the local restaurants and cafes (assuming, of course, this is true). The more you're able to demonstrate that you have the qualities, interests, and abilities that an interviewer is looking for, the more likely you are to get the job.

Film Set Jobs

The one thing to remember when trying to get your first job in film production is to be relaxed and friendly. If they don't hire you, it's for the best because you don't want to work on a production that does not like you. You'd have a terrible time. You will get a job on a film set.

You need to be willing to go through the interview process. Sometimes, the interview happens over the phone, and you get the job. Phone interviews happen quite a bit because the crucial part is showing up on time, be ready to work hard, and be a crew member.

© 2007 Kenna McHugh

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