After you’ve graduated from a digital media school, it can be difficult and overwhelming to think about securing full-time employment in the competitive audio engineering or filmmaking industries. Luckily, we’re breaking down 10 of the best employment websites that can help you apply for jobs online and land you your dream career!
ALL YOU NEED TO DO NOW IS FIND A JOB AND SUBMIT AN APPLICATION! BUT DO YOU KNOW WHERE TO START LOOKING?
There are dozens of websites dedicated to helping people find and apply for jobs online. Some are general websites and include listings for jobs in many different industries, and others are a bit more specific, focusing on only a few industries or disciplines within a single industry.
When you first start searching for a job after graduation from digital media school, you might find the sheer number of ways that you could connect with potential audio engineering or filmmaking employers exciting. Before you start applying, though, make sure that you have an updated resume prepared, and that you have an online portfolio, such as a demo reel, ready to go, in addition to any physical portfolio work you have already collected.
Once you have these things ready to go, you can start applying for jobs!
Many students find that searching for jobs online in addition to more traditional on-the-ground methods adds another dimension to their job search. It also decreases the amount of time they spend looking for a job after graduation from school.
HERE ARE THE TOP 10 EMPLOYMENT WEBSITES YOU CAN USE TO CONNECT WITH POTENTIAL EMPLOYERS, AND HOPEFULLY LAND THE JOB OF YOUR DREAMS!
1) Monster — Once the web’s top job search marketplace, Monster is still a good place to start connecting with employers.
2) Indeed — While it might not look like much, Indeed is one of the web’s largest job search tools, and you should definitely consider using this website to look for a job.
3) LinkedIn — LinkedIn is more than just a networking tool, it can also be used to search for a job! So use it to connect with potential filmmaking or audio engineering employers and search for open jobs at the same time.
4) oDesk — oDesk is a job board dedicated to connecting freelancers with clients. Clients post a job in one of a dozen categories, and freelancers can then submit applications and bid on open projects.
5) Craigslist — Believe it or not, Craigslist is still a viable source of job leads, especially for local area job openings. With listings from all over the world, you might just be able to find something interesting here.
6) TalentZoo — With categories like Advertising, Marketing, Design & Creative, and Geek & Web, TalentZoo has a little something for everyone with a background in business (Marketing and Advertising) and the Design-oriented creative arts.
7) Media Bistro — Offering job listings in a wide variety of creative industries, Media Bistro is a great place to start searching for a job relevant to your new degree in the Digital Media industry.
8) Coroflot — Aimed at providing job listings for creative people in the Design Industry (Print, Web, etc.), Coroflot is a great place to start feeling out the job market, and makes it easy to apply for jobs online that catch your eye!
9) Mandy — Targeted towards the Film & TV industries, Mandy looks like a great place to search for a job. The front page even had a job listing from NBC at the time we wrote this!
10) ProductionHub — Featuring job listings in Film, Television, Video, and Digital Media Production, ProductionHub is another great place to put out some feelers and see what kinds of jobs are available.
SOME LAST TIPS
Looking for a job online is certainly not the only way you can pursue employment after graduation, but with the marketplace for every industry growing to span the globe, it makes sense to add a virtual element to your job search!
Have your resume and a portfolio ready to be sent out or attached to both your virtual and physical job applications, and don’t forget to present yourself and your skills in the best possible light! Employers are going to be looking for candidates with the ability to multi-task, who show initiative, and who demonstrate creative thinking.
Lastly, practice writing a few cover letters, and tailoring your resume and portfolio to specific types of jobs. If you can do this, you’ll be better equipped to catch the eye of a potential employer and stand out in their minds, getting you one step closer to an interview!
CONGRATULATIONS ON GRADUATING FROM F.I.R.S.T. INSTITUTE!
It was a long road, filled with satisfying challenges, but it’s time to move on and take the next steps toward your future in the Digital Media industry. Whether you have studied Audio Engineering or Filmmaking and Video Production, there is a job out there with your name on it!
If you have any questions or concerns regarding our Career Development Department, please contact us! At F.I.R.S.T. Institute, an entertainment school in Orlando, we will be happy to discuss your career possibilities.
If you are interested in joining one of our programs, please get in touch with us. Whether you’re interested in filmmaking or audio engineering, our staff is standing by to answer your questions and we would be happy to schedule a campus tour so that you can see what we’re all about!