I now give you the third and final article of my interview with Anne Denman of Studio B Productions.
She is the Head of Recruitment/HR at the studio and is giving us her advice on what she likes to see come in the doors when she has to do some hiring. You can find the first article on making a good resume here and the second on portfolios here.
Today she talks about applying to studios and getting the job. Cause I just know you want to hear about that. Right? Right?
As before, she’s giving us that glimspe from the ‘other side of the desk’, which is awesome.
Anne’s advice on getting the job:
When visiting or applying to studios, find out the culture of the studio and what the studio does.
Do your homework.
Find out all the recruiters in town. Google the studios.
What have they worked on? Who are the owners? Get information and write it down or put it in your Outlook.
If the studio does mostly ‘family stuff’, then show them family stuff in your portfolio. Research the studio and research the person in HR who does the hiring.
Know their name!! And spell it right. I have gotten letters addressed to “Hi Competing Studio (that studio by name)”.
Not the best way to make a good impression.
(Karen’s note: And it makes you look…you know…stupid!)