So, what can you do to increase your chances of success and maximize your likelihood of getting one of these highly sought after editing jobs?
A major tool for empowering you in your job search is the Internet, which allows you to gain access to resources easily and simply so that you can realistically assess all the editing jobs available in the market and decide which are suitable for you, your experience, and your skills set. How you use the resources available to you -- the Internet being one -- will largely determine how well you manage to differentiate yourself from competing candidates and attract the attention of potential employers. It is important that you develop a competitive advantage over your competition as otherwise you will be left behind when it comes to employers making their selections to fill any vacancies.
The Internet is an excellent resource for finding valuable information in your efforts to find a position in the TV editing industry. That said, it is essential for you to ensure that the web is providing you with accurate and up-to-date information that is relevant to your job-search efforts and is delivered in a format you can easily use and manipulate.
Simply running a search engine search on “TV editing jobs,” or a variation of that phrase, will return hundreds of thousands of websites and services boasting of being the best, most comprehensive, cheapest, fastest, etc. job-search site around. In short, there are many wild claims which simply don’t hold true when you come to use a given boastful service and, indeed, can harm your chances of gaining a position.
In short, you need to be able to use the web effectively, so let’s take a look at how you can do this.
Many sites claim to provide a comprehensive list of vacancies and employer information and at the same time do not charge individual job seekers for the service. This is a common business model in the industry, and such sites make their money by charging employers wishing to advertise their vacancies on the sites. Immediately, though, the question should be asked: What about the vacancies that employers choose not to advertise through the given website because they don’t like it, refuse to pay the fees involved, or simply do not believe that it is good value for their money? In short, this business model cannot ever deliver a comprehensive listing service for any vacancy in any employment market because by definition it will lead to a restricted database!
Many users are attracted to these web services because they are free, but therein lies a major disadvantage. In a competitive market, you must do something that makes you stand out from the crowd, so using free web services simply means you are one of a pack of potential candidates hoping to get a position from a restricted listing service. This will drive up the competition for that position and drive down the remuneration and benefits package the employer needs to provide to get the candidate they want.
The alternative is to look at the web services which charge a fee not to employers but to individual job hunters. When no fees are charged to an employer, there are no obstacles in the way of constructing a more comprehensive job listing database. Beyond this, you should look for a web service which continuously builds up its database of vacancies from online and offline resources so that employers get their vacancies added automatically without their own input. This is the ideal you are looking for in terms of the quality of the database and information you seek. Also, if most individual users are stuck with free, no-fee sites, and most are not using the more comprehensive sites that charge individual users, then you automatically are gaining a degree of exclusivity and reducing the competition you are have to deal with as you filter through appropriate listings.
Many users are concerned at paying a fee because they are not sure they will get the service that is being promoted. There are several basic steps you can take to help avoid this situation. First, avoid sites which do not provide a free trial, as a reputable site will never be concerned at demonstrating just how good they are. Second, avoid sites which do not carry a physical mailing list or a landline telephone line for you to call to make sure the service is actually based within the US and not overseas -- you can do this very easily by looking at the “Contact Us” section of the given website.