Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Getting Jobs in Entertainment question 1014: After successful working in LA for 15 years, how can I work from another state?

This particular person is interested in living and working in North Carolina while maintaining work opportunities in Los Angeles. I had someone with a similar issue last year and these were his concerns: While many of my clients have successfully worked in Los Angeles while their residency was in New York, New Mexico, San Francisco, Colorado, Chicago, Detroit, etc., this person points out, that with social media, it's harder to mask where you are and what you're doing.

It's a very good point. Facebook has privacy settings, but that can be a pain in the butt. The point of social media in regards to work is to create and maintain relationships. Instead of saying, "sunning myself on Cape Fear beach in Wilmington," just say that you're at the beach. Or you can say "having a great visit in Wilmington, went to Cape Fear beach." Or you could say "working in Wilmington the weather is beautiful." I travel all over so I post from all over.

When you're working, it doesn't matter where you're working because people go on location all of the time. The fact that you're asking this question eludes to the fact that you're already savvy to keeping yourself under wraps. Keep it up.

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