Chapter 5

Internship and Entry-Level Do’s and Don’ts

1.  Have a resume that is professional and appropriate to the industry.

The examples of resumes in most books are great for corporate, sales, or more general businesses, but don’t use those as samples for your film internship or job. You must create a film resume. (For examples, see Appendix: “Your Resume.”)

2.  Don’t send out hundreds of generic resumes.

Have a template resume that you constantly adjust and tweak so that it’s applicable to each potential position.

3.  Do your research.

If a person is looking for an assistant or an intern, get on Google them. Ask anyone you know in the business if they know anything about them. Understand their place in the business. If it’s a company, ...

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