After writing about Mac Apps I am back to write about job resources. I have used all of these but have found that some work better than others.
Job Resources for Sound Engineers
- OffStage Jobs. Off Stage Jobs is a simple and more down to earth approach to finding work online. I have used it a few times and have had mixed results. It seems to be active enough and is definitely worth looking into. I have got 2-3 emails back from maybe 15 emails with a resume.
- Tour Ready. Tour Ready is an okay source for jobs. Didn’t really care for it and didn’t see the benefit but I check it now and then for new leads.
- Gig Salad. I haven’t had the best of luck with Gig Salad. I feel like it would be great for a dedicated audio company v.s a single freelancer. I haven’t got a single show off or even a call back from this one.
- Bobnet.rocks. I have been throughly impressed with this job resource. Instead of a website dedicated for touring professionals; this website has 2 sections one for newbies and one for experienced pros. It is really cool as it is accepting of newer people into the industry. This website is mostly travel or touring gigs.
- Word of Mouth. This is by far the best way to grab a gigs. I have gained more shows by previous clients or by buddies tossing my name out there. A good reputation can take you a long ways!
Online job resources are a great way to expand your outreach. I wish you the best of luck in your job pursuits. This is a difficult field and can be very competitive at times. If you are an aspiring audio guy just keep at it. Put forth your time in the trenches (pushing boxes and coiling cables) and you’ll get there.
Author: Cody Sweeny
Cody Sweeny is a freelance sound engineer based in Des Moines, Iowa. He writes about life experiences, new gear and anything else. He enjoys tinkering with technology, drinking coffee, and reading books.