danger! don’t make these mis­takes

3D World - - FEATURE -

Time and again, re­cruiters see peo­ple mak­ing The same old gaffes. The Top blun­der was peo­ple for­get­ting To change The com­pany name on Their cover let­ter, so watch out for That! here are some other big no-nos:

of­fen­sive con­tent

“We quite reg­u­larly get ques­tion­able im­agery and mu­sic with of­fen­sive lyrics. Be care­ful and sen­si­ble – this is a pro­fes­sional en­vi­ron­ment, and your reel should re­flect that.” Amy Smith, Head of Tal­ent, Film, Frame­store

break­ing an nda

“Never show work un­der NDA – al­ways check you have per­mis­sion. This is a sin­gle point of re­jec­tion for us. We will need to trust you with our clients’ work too!” Emma Au­dain, Re­cruit­ment, Axis

a silly email ad­dress

“Have a cred­i­ble email ad­dress, some­thing pro­fes­sional. This should be a sim­ple name-based email that can’t be mistyped eas­ily.” Sarah Tan­ner, Di­rec­tor of HR, Jel­ly­fish

an in­ac­ces­si­ble reel

“If you pro­vide us with a link to your per­sonal web­site, make sure it’s quick to find your reel, and if it’s pass­word pro­tected, en­sure this is in­cluded.” Natalie Tidey, Head of Tal­ent Ac­qui­si­tion, Dou­ble Neg­a­tive

caus­ing in­con­ve­nience

“Other com­mon mis­takes are send­ing us Drop­box or down­load­able demo reels, ap­ply­ing for ev­ery sin­gle job we have open, not ap­ply­ing via our on­line ap­pli­ca­tion form, and turn­ing up at our re­cep­tion and hop­ing to speak to a re­cruiter un­in­vited!” Amy Smith, Head of Tal­ent, Film, Frame­store

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