August 5, 2016 at 6:37AM, Edited August 5, 7:00AM
Jobs vs Internships: When to Move On?
I have a question about when one should be applying to jobs and when one should be applying to internships. Okay, so long story short I have two video production internships under my belt (both unpaid) since 2014. I have held a video production job at my university for close to two years now. At this job I am technically "lead" videographer, thus my responsibilities include writing, directing, shooting, editing, and delivering videos sometimes all by myself.
As I am about to graduate, I have been looking for jobs (no I am NOT a film major). But my big question is, am I ready to be applying for an actual job (say Junior Producer or Content Producer or Shooter/Editor all of which are full time with benefits), or should I be going after the internships? I feel going after another internship is setting the bar low, but I can never be sure that I'm experienced enough. The qualifications for a lot of these jobs is 2+ years doing video production which I certainly have, so maybe I am just paranoid and need to be more confident in my abilities.
Thank you all for any helpful advice anyone can give!