With the economy the way it is now I'm sure there are a good number of people who have lost their job or may be losing it soon. Do you have any tips for those who are seeking a job in radio/TV/cable and where would you look to find jobs that are available?
Post by thebaldone on Feb 24, 2009 14:16:08 GMT -7
It's a shame that anyone would lose their job, seriously. I lost one back in 2006 and the best thing I could do for myself was to get an education in something more secure. Lucky for me, at the time I lost my job I was also only 4 months from graduation. So for the young guys out there, radio is fun as a hobby or a side-gig but not something you can comfortably raise a family on unless you are top dog.
Also, the more picky you are the less you are able to find a job. Simple as that. I find that people laugh at the thought of going down in the market rankings... why? That doesn't mean jack when employment and $$$ is concerned. Some of the best jobs are away from large markets... plus you just have more fun. There is money in the small market. I know at many small market radio stations people are desperate for another voice and someone with experience but people WON'T relocate away from the city. I posted for help a while back on job websites and got standard packages from just about everyone, but when talked to later they 'didn't realize that it was a small place and they deserve better.'
TV is different in that they pay their talent, overall, better than radio can dream... so if your used to making that money, you won't find it in a small pond.
Allaccess is a good resource overall but I have checked here and there and the # of requests for applications has gone down significantly.
I agree with thebaldone..... Smaller markets are the best but not the best payin'. But very fun to work in also the view around here is great just a ton of snow to deal with but looking forward to the pine smell of summertime