March 21, 2018 at 6:57PM

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Finding full time work - never hearing back?

I am a soon-to-be graduate from a Motion Pictures Production program at a public university, located in the United States, coming out with a bachelors degree. Over the past couple months, I've been applying to numerous job postings (corporate video production, not film) without hearing anything back at all - disappointing, after custom-tailoring my resume and cover letter to each position.

Is this normal for the industry? How can I get my foot in the door?

As a side note, what is "worth" putting on a resume in terms of set experience? I've gripped on numerous student thesis productions, and will be DPing one in the near future - neither of which are on my resume.

If anybody is willing to take a look and offer advice, I am more than happy to provide resume and portfolio via direct message. Thanks in advance for any help I may get!

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That is, indeed, SUPER normal in this industry. There are very very few full time jobs available and they get MASSIVE applicant pools. Try to apply as early as you can (when I've posted full time gigs before we've gotten 50-100 resumes on the first day), and a lot of media companies don't have a full time HR person to respond to all the people not getting interviews.

March 28, 2018 at 10:22AM

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Charles Haine
Filmmaker, Tech Nerd

Thanks for the response! Scary to know how fierce the competition is.

Mark Yungmann

March 28, 2018 at 4:25PM

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