Monday, February 6, 2012
Getting Jobs in Entertainment question 1066: How do I bring up my "career" with someone I work for as a personal assistant?
Upon elaboration this person shared that the woman whom she's a personal assistant for is a big producer and her husband is in the industry as well.
I would suggest testing the waters first. Ask, "Would you be open to answering some questions I have about the business side of the industry, or do you prefer to keep that part of your life separate because I work for you?" Then you're being polite and respectful, making it comfortable for them to answer truthfully. This is a business "request" which means you must be prepared and okay with getting 'no' as an answer.
Should you get a 'yes', have questions prepared incase he/she wants to answer questions right there on the spot.
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