In this Internet age, it is smart to have an online presence. However, you want your online identity to showcase you as a professional (and those pictures your friend posted on Facebook of your Vegas trip aren't exactly sending that message). Fortunately, there are easy and safe ways to establish and manage an online identity that any employer would be happy to see.
1. Create a Profile on 4EntertainmentJobs One of the best places to create an online presence is by using online job boards specific to your entertainment career. These sites are focused on only offering job content from employers that are relevant to you, so you can save time in your career search. Furthermore, since it is a hotbed of employers in your specific career field, it is a good networking spot as well. Entertainment job sites like 4EntertainmentJobs.com allow you to post your resume for employers to find, search and create a list of positions and internships you want to apply for, get career advice and more.
2. Google Yourself Google yourself and see what comes up. Hopefully its good stuff. If not, edit the bad stuff from your personal website or social media profile page that you don't want an employer to see. However, if you are one of the many that finds nothing comes up keep reading!
3. Create a LinkedIn Profile LinkedIn is a professional networking site with millions of users. You can create a free professional profile where you control the content. Then your name and profile are indexed on all the major search engines like Google, Yahoo! and Bing. So when someone Googles your name, this profile showcasing your skills and experience will show up in the search results. Furthermore, because it is a professional networking site, you don't have to worry about your boss thinking you are looking for another job if and when its found. Include a link to your profile in your resume and other web properties, like 4EntertainmentJobs.com, so employers can see additional info on your skill sets.
4. Start a Blog Think about creating your own blog. Your resume is the document that states what you claim to know. A blog is an in-depth forum showcasing and proving it! It sounds intimidating because many think it requires extensive technical expertise or a commitment to typing away all day, every day â€" but neither are true! Blogging is a fresh way to get noticed and put your industry knowledge and expertise to good use. Again, don't forget to include links in your 4EntertainmentJobs.com profile and resumes so employers can easily click through and see your blog come to life.
So, if you haven't done so already, go ahead and start expanding your online presence by joining 4EntertainmentJobs.com. Search our database of thousands of entertainment jobs and employers seeking talented people just like you. Land your dream career today!
And The Oscar Goes To - February 23, 2012
In the entertainment industry, there is certainly no shortage of award ceremonies. However, of the thousands out there, none seem to compare to the grandeur, glamour and reputation of the Academy Awards.
Whether you are someone who camps out on the living room floor all night to see if your winner predictions pan out, just watch it for the fashion, or could care less about the whole thing if you are serious about a job in the entertainment industry, there's a few things you can learn from this awards show.
Always Dress for Success When a celebrity steps out of the limo onto the red carpet, are they dressed in sweats and sneakers, or in an expensive couture gown? We are not suggesting you need to show up to a networking event or job interview dressed like a movie star (unless that's actually appropriate for the job you are seeking), but you should present yourself to employers in a way that makes a good first impression. Neat and reserved clothing that fits correctly, a smile, and a clean appearance go a long way in helping you land the job you want.
Its About Your Skills Just as Tom Hanks landed his entertainment roles for his acting abilities, you too will land your job in the entertainment industry because an employer recognizes your unique skills and capabilities. Thus, make sure your resume showcases what you have done and makes your unique skill set stand out, and that your in-person pitch conveys the value you bring to the table. We can't guarantee it will win you an Oscar, but when done correctly, it will get you your dream job.
The Employer Made the Dream Possible Listen to just a couple of acceptance speeches during the show, and you will hear sentiments of gratitude to the film production company or boss that made this award possible.â€ ABC will host this years 84th Annual Academy Awards this Sunday, February 26th. And while its unlikely that you had have to give an acceptance speech to land a job at ABC, you too could be working for this entertainment giant. ABC is hiring a Publicity Coordinator in their news media relations department.
Don't forget to tune in this Sunday you could learn a thing or two for your job search from the Academy Awards!