Training Gains: The Importance Of Employee Development

If you’re an employer, it’s understandable to want to the best team around you. When you hire employees, you look out for certain character traits, qualifications, and skills, but career progression should never end with a job offer. Most people have a desire to climb the ladder, and as an employer, you can benefit from […]

How A Business Mind Can Help You In The Entertainment Industry

Many people would not associate a business mind with a creative industry such as entertainment. But when you really think about it, the sheer amount of money and assets in such an industry requires a whole load of people with business minds. From the financial departments of huge production companies, to the creative music-lovers who […]

Entertainment Jobs Q&A: The Wrong Way to Apply for Jobs

Our Entertainment Jobs Q&A column is going video style again – this week we handle a question from Annabel who wants our opinion on a job application technique. Enjoy! WIE shotgun resume technique.MTS Video Transcript: “Entertainment Jobs Q&A: The Wrong Way to Apply for Jobs” Brian Clapp, WorkinEntertainment.com Director of Content: Our Entertainment Jobs Q&A […]

Golden Rules For Playing Your First Gig

Image Source You’ve been jamming in your best friend’s basement for last few months – but now it’s time to take to the stage. Playing your first gig can be a nerve-wracking experience. It gets easier afterwards as you become more comfortable playing in front of people, but that first gig is always a dive […]

A Collection of Thoughts on Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell

Chris Cornell, the bellowing heart throb of the grunge era best known for his time as the lead vocalist for Soundgarden, died Wednesday night in Detroit. He was 52 years old. Police were called to Cornell’s hotel room in the MGM Grand casino at around 12 am after receiving a 911 call from a family […]

Ten Factors That Will Lead to Success in Entertainment Careers

The question comes weekly, “I want to work in entertainment, but I don’t really know how, or what I want to do. Can you help?” The person asking this question excites me. They have a vision of what they want from life, but are unburdened by preconceived notions.  They are open and willing to tackle […]

Tips for Negotiating on Your own Behalf

Not every job provides you the opportunity to negotiate, sometimes for entry level jobs it’s in your best interest just to get your foot in the door, but after that first gig is in the books it’s time to make a case for something more than what is being offered. Most of us are workers, […]

Entertainment Jobs Q&A: Is the Control Room in Television the Right Place for me?

The television control room is the nerve center of the entire operation. What appears so organized and controlled on your screen, is in fact orchestrated chaos that to the outsider appears to be tumbling out of control in manic fashion. This is what draws so many to the television industry. Some deeply recessive DNA strain […]

What It Takes To Make A Casting Director Want You

Casting directors want you to wow them. They want to come away from the casting call knowing that you’re perfect for the part, just like you do. But you have to prove it to them – they’re not mind readers after all. You might be the most confident, inventive, imaginative actor you know, but if you […]

The Skills Needed for Entertainment Public Relations Jobs

This article is a guest contribution from public relations specialist Savannah Marie More than ever before, people want to hear and be heard. From international affairs to what their neighbor is eating for lunch, people hunger for knowledge, and relish sharing their own stories. As a result, people are making their own news and launching […]