Important Ways to Get Your First Break in Hollywood
Get the most out of a job interview is vital, so you get hired. Make sure you pay attention while I go over some key points to help you land your first job in the film industry.
Getting an interview for a film job is a big break for any film business applicant. It 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.
Taking advantage of this interview or making 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 meeting. It comes up when right before the interview is over, and you are asked, "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 meeting: "Can you tell me about the position and the type of person you're looking for?"
You ask this question because it provides you with additional 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 profession. Actors are particularly good at being other people or should be.
When you ask this question, you learn exactly what the interviewer's distinct criteria are, and you'll be able to discuss these criteria throughout the meeting. Make sure you address the principles or standards by which they hire you or not.
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If the interviewer tells you he's looking for someone knowledgeable about local businesses, restaurants, hotels and can get around the city with little difficulty and added time, you carry the conversation by telling him or her you love this city and grew up here.
If an opportunity to ask the question doesn't present itself, you need to give 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 think on your toes with your wits in full force to take control of the interview, and you ask the question. Make sure you get your answer from the interviewer.
Demonstrate You Are Right for the Job
Based on the answer you get, you slant or tailor your responses to questions. It is an opportunity to further your chances of getting the job. For example, if the interviewer tells you that he's looking for someone 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 because you enjoy going 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 will get the job.
Film Set Jobs
When trying to get your first job in film production, the thing to remember is to be relaxed and friendly. If the production manager doesn't hire you, it's for the best because you don't want to work on a production that does not like you. You would have a terrible time.
You will get a job on a film set. That requires your willingness 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