It’s finally here.
The new Producers Guild
Job Board has been redesigned from the ground up, based on extensive feedback
from both members and employers. The Board’s interface has been
entirely redesigned, and the new look is clean, intuitive, and
Members login with the
same ID and password they use for the main PGA website. Employers will
now be able to create their own unique accounts to allow them to post jobs and
search the PGA roster for staff.
With the new PGA Job
Board, members can:
- List each of their credits
separately, including primary and secondary titles, dates, company name and
show/production title—all of which are sortable and searchable by
- Include any personal
information they want, though members always have the option of keeping your
address and phone number private.
- Upload several different
resumes or documents to their profiles, selecting which ones to include for
each specific job they apply for.
- Fill out their profiles with
"Employer Search Preferences,” including up to 10 different formats or media of
expertise, and up to 20 different domestic and international locations.
- Set their profiles to include
when they next plan to be available for work, so a member can more efficiently
look for her or his next job (or have their next job find them!) while still
working their current gig.
have lots of new features, too, such as…
- Vastly expanded search and sort
capabilities. Now you can search the membership and sort results based on
format/genre, locations worked, previous credits, and availability for work.
- A convenient "home”
screen. If you have posted multiple jobs, you can now manage all
positions from the same screen, easily sorting candidates into "save” or
- Confirmations. Every time
you post a job, or a PGA member applies for an open posting of yours, you’ll
get a confirmation e-mail alerting you. Of course, you can opt out of
this feature if you like.
- Internal messaging. You
can now respond to potential applicants (and they can respond back) via the Job
Board system itself, so you can make your initial contact while keeping
potentially sensitive information, such as your e-mail address, confidential.
This new job board
represents a quantum improvement over its previous edition. To get the
most out of it, we have the following recommendations for our members:
Check your profile. We imported every single resume from the old job system into
the new profiles. However, when performing a mass importation like that,
some format shifting is likely. All of the data included in your old
profile appears under "additional information” in your resume & credits
page. You would be wise to check that field and make certain that your
information appears the way you want it to.
Re-enter your credits. For your credits to be searchable, you will have to re-enter
them in the new system. Don’t worry, our fields and drop-down menus make
this a painless process.
Update your availability
regularly. When employers perform
searches, the default format lists first
the members who have most recently logged
into the system. So if you’re
looking for a job, there’s a real incentive to check the Board regularly.
And above all, be sure to keep your availability information current. The
number-one complaint of employers was reaching out to a member about a job,
only to learn that the member wasn’t available—despite their online profile
saying that they were.
So what are you waiting
for? Whether you’re looking for your next job, or seeking to staff your
producing team with the top production professionals in the business, there’s
only one destination:
Use it often. Use it well.