Producer Sev Ohanian has had a meteoric rise as a creative producer. For him the key is developing and building healthy relationships.
When you’re starting out, finding opportunities to casually meet other professionals can help you to gain momentum.The best way to build a sustaining network is to consistently perform at a high level and foster strong, genuine relationships through each project.
When staying in touch with your contacts, balance over-contacting with only showing up when you need something. Share exciting updates with your network and be sure to express your gratitude to those who have helped you.
When asking for advice, prep in advance to demonstrate that you’ve thought through your request. Time is precious and expertise is a commodity.
Although it’s tempting to try and access those you perceive to have power, focus on your peers. As your community matures in their careers, you will have a great network to carry you forward.