Looking for a Hollywood job can seem daunting – you’ve heard everyone complain about how competitive the industry is, and you’re skeptical that you’ll ever get a call for an interview. Well, we’re about to let you in on a little secret: Getting a job in Hollywood really isn’t all that hard to do.
What? No way!
It’s true. And it’s all in how you present yourself. Yes, a posting on the UTA job list will bring in hundreds of resumes, but the vast majority of them will get thrown in the trash because those candidates haven’t figured out how to put together a high quality resume or cover letter. In fact, out of 100 resumes, there are probably only one or two that will warrant an interview. But, if you can make your resume stand out by avoiding typos, highlighting relevant experience, and selecting a clean layout, you might actually get a call. It’s shocking how many people can’t put together a solid job application. Getting past the initial review to the interview phase is the hardest part of the process, but if you can clear this hurdle by making yourself stand out on paper, you’ll have a much higher probability of landing a job.
--Angela Silak & Cindy Kaplan