First and foremost, the most important way to be successful in your career is to job search even if you’re not looking for a job! Ways to do this are to use websites like Indeed or LinkedIn. The reason I say to search for jobs even though you may not particularly be looking for a job is because you will never know when your perfect opportunity may present itself to you. You may be happy at your job, but that next step up that you are qualified for may just be sitting there waiting for you.
Holt, Lauren. (Apr. 13 2017). Career Search Results [Screen Image Capture]. Retrieved from LinkedIn.
As I searched on both LinkedIn and Indeed, I was able to jobs that I would not only may want to apply for now (and one that I am going to actually apply for later tonight) but also some jobs that I may want to keep in mind (or similar ones) as I get more experience and want to enter a more permanent role.
When searching I used key terms that interested me in a job. I also kept an eye on the technical qualifications, being that my career field is very tech based. After all my research here are 5 (out of the many) positions that I would consider applying for now or at some point during my career.
Title: News Video Editor
Company: Nextar – WOOD
Technology Qualifications: Experience in Web and graphic design software, digital publishing applications and multimedia production software. Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods; finds alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
Title: Digital Media Producer
Technology Qualifications: Adobe Creative Suite, Event Organization/Administration
Title: Video Production Student Associate
Technology Qualifications: Previous experience with Mac Operating System; proficient in iMovie or Adobe Premier; video creation and editing experience required
Title: Video Editor
Company: Disney ABC Television Group
Technology Qualifications: Experience with Avid; highly skilled technically and creatively; be able to work as a hybrid editor/producer; be able to produce high-end/high priority, commercial quality marketing
Title: Video Editor/Shooter
Technology Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience at a production or post-production studio; minimum of 5 years’ experience in professional post-production editorial environment in media, film, or television; minimum of 3-5 years professional experience shooting video, film, & photography; deep knowledge of Adobe Premiere Pro or equivalent NLE software; good sense of timing, pacing, and controlling story flow through editing; strong ability to edit graphics and/or music to maximize impact; knowledge of advanced video compression techniques and associated software packages; knowledge of current post-production industry-standard workflows and organization