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Nathan S. Lively

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How To Network With Other AV Technicians
« on: January 18, 2012, 01:05:39 pm »

I did some searching and didn't see this covered, yet. If it has been, please direct me to the topic.

What is the best way to network with other AV technicians for job opportunities? I recently moved to the bay area and have a couple of small clients, but need to more to fill my schedule. If I was looking for sound designers I would check BackStageJobs.com or Theatre Bay Area, but where are AV technicians listing themselves?

Networking with other engineers/designers/technicians is how I've found most work so far, but is this not common in pro AV? Do AV techs keep a low profile and apply for jobs instead of networking and promoting themselves?
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Re: How To Network With Other AV Technicians
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2012, 08:10:48 pm »

I did some searching and didn't see this covered

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Re: How To Network With Other AV Technicians
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2012, 10:43:06 am »

I did some searching and didn't see this covered, yet. If it has been, please direct me to the topic.

What is the best way to network with other AV technicians for job opportunities? I recently moved to the bay area and have a couple of small clients, but need to more to fill my schedule. If I was looking for sound designers I would check BackStageJobs.com or Theatre Bay Area, but where are AV technicians listing themselves?

Networking with other engineers/designers/technicians is how I've found most work so far, but is this not common in pro AV? Do AV techs keep a low profile and apply for jobs instead of networking and promoting themselves?

Start your own metup group.
Go to places that live bands are playing at clubs or dinner spots, there will usually be live sound engineers there and start talking to them.
Go the all the audio companies in town, talk to the hiring coordinator, get on their freelance list and when they call you to work gigs then talk to the people at the gigs.
Have some business card made, not only to give to clients but to people that you meet and want to network with in the business.
It all just takes time.
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Re: How To Network With Other AV Technicians
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2012, 10:00:11 pm »

I did some searching and didn't see this covered, yet. If it has been, please direct me to the topic.

What is the best way to network with other AV technicians for job opportunities? I recently moved to the bay area and have a couple of small clients, but need to more to fill my schedule. If I was looking for sound designers I would check BackStageJobs.com or Theatre Bay Area, but where are AV technicians listing themselves?

Networking with other engineers/designers/technicians is how I've found most work so far, but is this not common in pro AV? Do AV techs keep a low profile and apply for jobs instead of networking and promoting themselves?
What do you mean by "AV technicians" and what roles and jobs are you referencing?
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Re: How To Network With Other AV Technicians
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