Stand Out for Crew Jobs on Backstage

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With listings across all experience levels and project types, Backstage provides a wide range of potential opportunities to crew and production professionals of all kinds, with new jobs added each day. 

Take advantage of Backstage’s tools and resources to make yourself stand out to producers, brands, and other creators using our talent marketplace. 

Build a complete profile 

One of the most crucial ways to stand out in a sea of candidates is to take advantage of our profile building tools to create the most detailed, resource-rich profile possible.

Regardless of your previous experience, a detailed profile with high-impact media helps you get discovered in talent searches. Not all potential employers rely on previous experience to tell the whole story. So make sure your profile details who you are and everything you have to offer. 

Ben Mehr, producer and owner of Grand Production Films, recently told us, “We like to let the talent speak for themselves” when it comes to hiring, that even if a candidate does not have a lot of previous experience, if they meet the attributes his team is looking for, then an interview is crucial to finding out who has the raw potential to meet his needs.

Make sure your profile includes:

  • Up-to-date information
    Getting hired starts with a potential employer knowing who you are and what you can do. Use your profile to its full potential by detailing your skills, location, education, union status, credits, and any other relevant details. Talent seekers may be using filters or keyword searches when looking for candidates, and you never know what they might be looking for. A complete profile brings you and talent seekers closer to finding the right fit.

  • Media assets that show off your skills
    Your profile should feature samples that accurately reflect your abilities. These samples can be in the form of video and audio reels or links to previous work. Media samples are an easy way for talent seekers to see and get inspired by what you have to offer. 

A complete profile is your best first step in being found and applying for jobs. Read about more ways to maximize your profile.

Search for jobs with powerful filters

Easily browse job openings on our platform and filter results by job posting requirements, such as location, production type, compensation, and union status. When you find a role that suits you, submit your application with the click of the Apply button or save the listing to revisit later. 

Be sure to search often and apply promptly. Busy employers are always looking to save time and hire quickly, which means early applicants are much more likely to advance in the hiring process.

Pay attention to the details

Being attentive to detail when reading and responding to a job posting ensures applying to a role that’s a good fit, smooth communication and scheduling, and demonstrating your interest and enthusiasm. 

Be sure to attach relevant media when applying for a role. Media quality, length, shareability, and other factors will all shape the employer’s perception of you. 

Show them you’re reliable

Following through on prospective jobs is as important as finding them. Check your messages frequently. Respond promptly to inquiries and invitations. 

We hear again and again from talent seekers how much they value professionalism and responsiveness. They are often on tight deadlines and want to know from the start whomever they might choose to work with is going to be reliable and committed to the project.

For live or remote interviews, be punctual and prepared. Demonstrating reliability builds relationships with creators that may very well shape the trajectory of your career. Being professional from the moment you apply to a gig all the way through landing and completing it builds your reputation and the possibility for more and better jobs in the future. 

Hone your craft, build your career

Successful professionals continuously work at their careers. Here’s how you can, too:

  • Keep up with trends in your industry.
  • Seek out training to refresh or learn new skills. 
  • Read up on entertainment news. 
  • Sustain and expand your network.
  • Keep your profile updated with new jobs and skills

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