It is said that Your Job defines you. But in today`s era, finding the right job is very important. The changing times and the fast changing scenario have defined job hunting as an elite challenge for everyone, and its not just full-time jobs, internships, training, apprenticeship, par time jobs are sometimes like a needle in a haystack these days.. Especially in the field of media.
Today the field of Media has branched and diversified itself. Apart from the Print, Electronic and Convergent Media other fields like PR, Advertising, Event Management, Digital Marketing are also on the rise. With so many aspects in one professional field job seekers, internship and training seekers sometimes get perplexed as to which option they should go for and which one they should let go. The situation has another phase as well, just like another side of a coin.
You see when there as so many things to do in the Media World there should be some individual or service or portal who or which should become the guiding light for many. A guiding light which can analyze you, your profile in the best possible manner and seek a job or training opportunity for you which does you the best and suits you the best. Of course, there are online sites like Shine.com, Naukri.com, Monster.com but if we take it from the media point of view they don’t give the best results.
These certain issues are not hidden anymore, it is due to this reason that social networking sites like Facebook are giving a ray of hope to the aspiring and fumbling media professionals who are seeking for job opportunities, training, and internships in this arena. It is evident on Facebook these days that facebook is living up to its new scheme of connecting the Employers or Recruiters to the Employees or the job seekers. Facebook has given a platform to several pages which somewhat caters to the media jobs, training or internship requirements in the market. Some of the prominent pages are…
- Assistant Directors and Creatives Page(https://www.facebook.com/groups/MFTWG/)
This page caters to those media job opportunities which confine to the world of TV and Film Production. All those people who want to look for jobs regarding Assistant Directors, Production manager, Script Writer, Editor, Creatives and many more can look up to this page. Basically a one stop shop for behind the camera work.
Flaws– But this page has flaws. Since this page is basically meant for Behind the camera jobs. There have been instances where people post on camera or casting vacancies on this page. As a result, it takes time to differentiate between various types of jobs. Why post jobs here when they are not meant for this page.
- Assistant Directors, Production management for Bollywood (https://www.facebook.com/groups/273727726081661/)
Another page for behind the camera opportunities or job is this one. Basically, employers share this post on these two pages when they are looking for behind the camera crew.
Flaws– Like the previous page, it can be seen here as well that people are not able to realise that this page is meant for behind the camera jobs and not for acting requirements which make this page messy. Moreover, there are people who will post their portfolio or pictures on the page which is not required. Or it has been seen that people post adds or unwanted videos due to these things the motive of the page is somewhere lost.
- Media Jobs Daily and Jobs in Media (https://www.facebook.com/groups/mediajob/) and (https://www.facebook.com/groups/jobsinmedia)
These two pages cater to all types of media jobs. Starting from jobs in news paper till jobs related to SEOs these pages have it all. Be it requirement for a graphic designer, or a content writer, a blogger , a photo journalist you will get it here.
Flaws– There are people who take these pages as publicity and start publisizing about their products , their watsapp groups,and unwanted items, due to this reason the important job posts don’t come up on the page and they vanish somewhere amongst the horde of unwanted and neccasary posts.
- Media and Advertising Jobs in India and Overseas (https://www.facebook.com/groups/2401502885/)
This page provides with the manifest of jobs related to advertising and other geners of media and overseas. All those who dream to find media related jobs outside India pay heed to this page.
Flaws– But when you scroll down the page you get to see a lot of spam or unwanted videos down the line and the important posts are sometimes not visible for a respectable period of time since they get mixed up in the crowd of unwanted posts and important posts.
NOTE– other pages related to assistant Directors and creatives are…
- 360 Degree Media Jobs(https://www.facebook.com/groups/168534900018315/)
This site stands to its name. It provides 360 degree assistance to all those who seek jobs in the field of media.
Flaws– But the most important factor which sometimes actsa a drawback as well. You wont be able to post anything on this site till the admin or a member has gone through your post and gives you a geen signal . Sometimes your post gets delayed and sometimes your post remains pending for a very long time. And by that time either the recruiter cools off the craze of the job seeker chills out.
These are the prominent pages on facebook which help you find media jobs or media related jobs. But like every good things has its pros and cons these pages have their pros and cons as well. The current scenario can be shelled in a conclusion that finding jobs in media can be difficult or should we say competitive sometimes. Even when facebook has provided so many tools.
NOTE- some other pages related to media jobs are….