help me find a job!
June 15, 2012 9:40 AM Subscribe
I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts in digital media, and I'm certified in Adobe Photoshop, Final Cut Pro X and Final Cut Pro 7 (level 1 and 2). What types of jobs should I look for/would I be qualified for?
posted by timsneezed to Work & Money (6 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I intend to go to graduate school in a couple of years, but I'd like to work in the meantime. I don't have high standards. I just want *some* job for now.
Unfortunately I don't have many marketable skills:
-I'm certified in Final Cut Pro 7 and Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Photoshop
-I'm a decent writer and editor. I was an editor/reporter on my college paper for a few years, but that was ages ago -- I transferred to another school, took some time off.
-I'm a pretty good video editor as well but I don't have a reel. I worked as a paid intern at a cable access station for a couple of years during college and did a lot of editing there, but it's not exactly slick stuff given the material I was cutting.
-I have some admin assistant experience, having worked for a couple of years during college helping a research scientist organize her material.
I'm wondering if it would be possible for me to get a job training people how to use Photoshop or Final Cut. I have no idea what usually qualifies people for those jobs, where to look for them, or if I'd need to get more certifications in order to qualify.
I've also thought about trying my hand at wedding videography, but don't know much about the market. I taped and cut a couple of wedding videos a few years back.
Any/all ideas welcome!