The domino effect…

SAMSUNG CSC …is how I once got a job. Had applied for a shooter position at KPIX in San Francisco and got a call one day from Harry Fuller (I think but can’t accurately remember if he was the AD at the time), who proceeded to tell me I was his second choice for the job. And I’m thinking, “Second??? Then why the heck are you calling???” Fuller went on to tell me that he’d hired a cameraman from KQED…AND that there would be an opening there within the next few days.

Domino effect.

When one job is filled, more than likely another will open when the new hire moves into his or her new gig.

And, depending on how little experience you have and how desperate you are, you can follow that string of dominoes back quite a way. Good luck and you’re welcome.

BTW – I got the job at KQED.

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2 thoughts on “The domino effect…

  1. Yea maybe so in the 70s, 80s and 90s…..sadly if someone leaves a station these days its more likely than not they’ll be replaced with a cute little photogenic (and cheap) VJ rather than a one-for-one replacement in the same job title.

  2. But it still applies to some extent. And whiners cannot be choosers. A job is a job is a job. The other options are welfare, living off the land (or your parents), or going into another field.

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