VIDEO: HOW TO GET INTO THE MEDIA INDUSTRY
Hello beautiful. On a regular basis I get asked how did I get into the media industry and what’s my advice for people wanting to start their career. Therefore, I obviously thought why don’t I make a video about how you can get into the media industry!! These are my three tips for beginners and people wanting that all important first step on that very shaky ladder.
How to get into the media industry – The 3 key things you need to know
1) GET IN CONTACT
The first step to getting into the media industry seems obvious but it amazes me how so many people don’t cover this base properly. Get in contact with ALL your local media outlets. Do work experience at your local paper, hospital radio station or even set something up at your school. You need to show people you are serious and you just need to get your foot into that door, wherever that may be.
2) BE A FAN
Think about all those screaming girls dreaming about One Direction. That’s what you need to be like with a company you want to work for. Well obviously don’t call them up screaming but be an obsessed fan in the sense that you know everything about that company you want to work for.
If you want to work for CBBC then consume yourself in that market. I’ve got some great advice from a very talented TV producer who lets you know exactly what you need to know if you want to be a children’s TV presenter. Even if you don’t, read it for some inspiration.
3) BE ACTIVE
Show people and potential employers that you are serious about working in the media industry. Be active on social media, youtube, create your own blog or tumblr account. The more quality things you do the more you will strengthen your brand and name.
I believe these are the three golden starting blocks when asking yourself ‘how can I get into the media industry’. If you’ve been trying to get into the media industry or any job for that matter – NEVER GIVE UP. Think outside the box and be patient. If you’re feeling a little demotivated listen to my playlist of the best motivational songs
I really hope my ‘how to get into the media industry’ video helps you in some way. Leave me a comment below if you have any questions and you can also tweet me your progress to @OfficialVeenaV – would love to know how you’re getting on.
Good luck! xXx