I’ve been on the job hunt for 8 months. Over 200 applications and less than 10 interviews. I’m trying to find a role in media/entertainment. I have VFX PA experience on a Sony Pictures Film. I also am a videographer and content creator. But there’s times where I feel like throwing in the towel. Idk what else to do at this point? I’ve been networking, but a lot of my network is unfortunately in the same situation.

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I'm sorry, that's very frustrating. Are you asking for feedback on the interviews you're going to? I would definitely try to determine if there are things you could improve on for the future. Also, maybe you should have your resume optimized. I had mine done by someone on upwork and got way more responses afterwards. Best of luck!

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Have you tried onboarding with a staffing agency? There are tons of agencies for day players (PAs, grip, gaff, DI etc.) and it's their job to get you work!

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What are some agencies I can reach out to?

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Wow, I'm sorry to hear that. Maybe you need to focus on different industries or roles, or revise your resume and networking approach. Keep in mind that finding a job is a process, and it can take time to find the right opportunity. Keep working hard!

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Do you have an updated portfolio with your best work? At least for videographers it is vital to find a job, I don't know much if it is the same for those who work on VFX.

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I recently just updated it not too long ago.

I know it may sound like bad advice right now, but don't be discouraged! Finding a job in this industry is complicated and the competition is pretty stiff. If it's of interest to you (and you know about it, of course), I think the demand for visual effects professionals is higher in the video game industry than in the film and series industry. You could explore that area a bit and see what you find. Good luck!

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Have you tried freelancing? It could be a way out of your situation. I wish you the best of luck, I think we all have gone through moments like the one you are in and the anxiety is very big. Stay strong!

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I’ve done some freelance projects here and there but need something a bit more stable rn.

If you have a nice portfolio and some experience, there's a pretty decent chance you can land something at least adjacent to your interests through freelancing. I suggest you check out Upwork and see if there's any jobs there that could be up your alley

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Ok thank you!

I would suggest you check out the Referral Bowl, maybe someone there can hook you up somewhere: https://www.fishbowlapp.com/bowl/job-referrals-qif9-5

Best of luck!!!

Man, that's a tough situation to be in. I'm so sorry you had to deal with this. You mighy find this comment a nuisance and think that it's pointless but please don't take it to heart. Maybe the industry is just a bit off right now but I'm sure you'll get there. Your perseverance amazes me. Keep going.

It's quite a hard industry to penetrate even if you have years of experience in a particular field. I'm sorry if that is the case, but I bet that if you keep pushing you will most likely be hired by a company willing to pay for you experience. Don't lose hope my friend!

Hi, OP! I know excalty what you feel. Can you access the referral bowl? You should check it out to find more leads. Good luck!

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