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.