The global recession over the last two years has rendered many people jobless and many others had to take pay cuts in order to remain employed. Typical casualties were those employed in the auto, real estate, textile and other industries which depend on a large labour force for their functioning. The only industries which were relatively less affected were the food, pharmacy and entertainment industries. That was not surprising since although the period was very depressing, not many of us cut down on our consumption of food, visits to the theater or movie hall or consumed fewer medicines. In fact the depression actually may have made many to visit entertainment centres to escape boredom and to kill time and those who were prone to bouts of depression may have even had to consume more medicines than usual to beat such symptoms.
This background is sufficient to drive home the point that if you wish to look for a job or career, it would be better to look at the above probably recession proof industries seriously enough. The entertainment industry deserves to be mentioned specifically for its capacity to retain and generate employment. It has been helped to a great extent by the huge advances in technology with the explosion of cable television channels, internet and the ability to deliver entertainment into the hands of the viewers through mobile phones.
These developments have thrown the field open for a lot of activity in the program content domain and many audio visual jobs have been created to fulfill the need for creating content, editing and managing it, conduct live shows, event management and so on. People with some knowledge about graphics, music, script writing, production, direction, recording, editing, performing live and with other such talents can look forward to a lot of exciting opportunities.
Besides performing artists, the technicians play a major role in the success of any audio visual program. Event management companies who host and manage live shows depend a lot on trained and professional technicians to make such shows a success. These people need to be pretty efficient, alert and must be able to think on their feet. They also need to possess good communication skills and people management skills. It was not long back that such professionals were very much in demand mainly in the advertising industry and the emergence of new technologies has only helped fuel a lot of demand for trained and experienced audio video personnel.
Another positive feature of this industry is the fact that talent gets recognised immediately due to us living in a global village. With joint production efforts in the entertainment industry and exchange of program content being quite content, the potential for applicants seeking audio visual jobs abroad with reputed producers of content, cinema and theatre is quite high.
As with other industries, fresh applicants in this field too may need to acquire experience and knowledge working as junior apprentices in a media firm before they can get the confidence to do something on their own.