One way to break into Hollywood? Get a job on a real production. While not the simplest route, you’d be amazed to learn how many people shoot themselves in the foot by making easy-to-avoid mistakes. Seriously! Fresh off a recent hiring spree, we tell you exactly why we automatically considered some applicants, and instantly rejected others. Give yourself a leg up on the competition today by following these tips.
You’d think some things are just plain old “common sense.” Awhile ago, Joke started using the phrase “uncommon sense” and it’s really stuck around here. Why? Because so much of what we in the industry take to be “common sense” apparently isn’t.
We don’t know why that is, but after filling a handful of positions on several shows and at the office in the past few months at our production company Joke Productions, we were amazed (even a little devastated) to find so many (hundreds!) of applicants who blew serious consideration for the jobs right off the bat.
Just a few things we cover today in hopes of sharing some “uncommon sense” 🙂
- Fixing your cover letters/emails in two minutes or less.
- Properly researching and understanding the position.
- One simple trick to make your cover letter instantly stand out.
- Video cover letters — yes or no?
- Handling an interview correctly.
- And…did Joke ever actually give birth to our baby boy?
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Transcript coming soon!
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How Not To Suck: Hollywood Advice We Love. Don’t be that person!
3 Tips to Break Into Hollywood and Stay There. More helpful advice.
How to make the Move to Hollywood – a helpful post that lead to us hiring ther very person who asked us the question!
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