Monday, June 28, 2010

entertainment industry coach Question 481: How do I choose the right mentor in the field I wish to use my craft? What field do I really want to work?

Every mentor is the "right" mentor because there's something to learn from everyone.

Now, choosing which field you really want to work in requires some soul searching. Keep in mind that if you choose several mentors in each field of interest to interview, it will assist you in your decision making process.

Instead of getting stuck in "who's the right mentor?" write down the different fields of interest. The under each field write down the names of 5 people whom you have some connection to. Then contact each one to ask for an informational interview. Explain that you are unsure of which production field to commit to fully since you've worked in each area, and would like to get their input on your decision making process. Share whatever concerns you have about each field and get their feedback.

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