October 27, 2015

Internship Opportunities with Symphonic in Florida

If you’re creative, love music, have a deep interest for business, are a social media butterfly and love to think outside the box, we’re looking for you! Symphonic Distribution, one of the fastest growing independent music distribution companies, is looking for passionate interns!
Get hands-on experience in the exciting and ever-evolving world of digital music. Interns should arrive each day with a positive attitude, the zeal to learn and willingness to take initiative. Most importantly, each of our interns must possess a veritable love for music and a hunger for success. Experience and knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Outlook and Excel, is a must.

Wesley Chapel, FL

The Operations Support intern will be responsible for assisting with digital management of artist and label clients, special data projects and quality control. The intern will work with Symphonic’s Sales and Support Manager on SoundCloud whitelisting, reviewing and adding information to Zendesk, and providing SMS user experience feedback. Candidate must be familiar with various audio formatting and have basic knowledge of Windows files and Microsoft Office applications.

Marketing & Social Media 
Symphonic is looking for someone to assist the marketing team in ensuring our brand is positively and accurately represented to existing and prospective clients. Responsibilities of the Marketing and Social Media intern include writing content for the company blog, practicing SEO, assisting with newsletters and features, researching industry trends and more. Intern will also help manage social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and will utilize tools such as Sprout Social and Edgar. Applicants must be highly organized and able to pay close attention to detail, have basic copywriting skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills. Passion for independent music is a major plus.

April 28, 2015

Festival Internship with The Elvis Festival

The producers a series of music festivals and concerts celebrating the life and legacy of Elvis Presley are looking for a festival intern. 

This is an unpaid internship but expenses will be covered. Intern must be able to travel and be away for a week at a time. 
Must be able to lift in excess of 50 lbs and be able to stand for long period. Festival work days often exceed 12 hours.

We are a close group who work long hours together but also have a great time seeing different parts of the country, getting to know the performers and consider our fans part of the "Elvis family." 

To Apply:
See www.ElvisFestival.com for more information on the festival. 
Email Jason@SherryManagement.com

March 20, 2015

How to Network As an Intern

I have a secret for you: Most people are willing to help students and interns. In fact, interning is a perfect excuse to meet with and learn from as many people in an organization as possible because people will generally be willing to sit down with you, discuss their role and how they got it, and give you advice on reaching your own goals. But, I have another secret for you that may not make you quite as happy: No one is going to make this happen for you (unless you have a really incredible manager, in which case go thank that person immediately).

Photo by Andrew Hitchcock (CC by SA 2.0)
See, if you want to meet with people in the organization where you are interning, you have the perfect excuse to make it happen, but you can't expect anyone to make those introductions or set up those meetings (unless you want a meeting with someone who has an assistant that handles their schedule, but that's not exactly the point here). You have to be bold and do it yourself. Go out of your way to talk to the company's employees, introduce yourself, and ask if you can sit down to talk sometime. People are busy, yes, but if you're polite and respect their time, most people will be willing to make room to answer your questions. Here's how to make the most of your internship:

March 19, 2015

Intern FAQ: Should My Resume Have an Objective?

Most career websites and advisors will tell you to put  an "objective" -- a statement explaining what your goal is -- on your resume but is that really necessary?

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Not only is it unnecessary, it's a waste of space and you should take if off your resume immediately.

Your goal is to get the job that you're applying for and if you've applied for that job so there's no reason to say it. Everything that takes up valuable space on your resume should serve the purpose of convincing the hiring manager that you are right for the position and nothing else. In fact, an objective that isn't perfectly on point with the open position is more likely to hurt your chances because it shows you don't actually understand the job.

What about a summary? In theory, the summary is an improvement over an objective since the focus is to succinctly explain your qualifications but that's pretty ludicrous when your resume should only be one page. Your resume should already be short, focused, and easy to understand, so a summary is still a useless waste of space.

So, forget the objective -- and the summary-- and spend the space on your resume showing the best of your qualifications. That's exactly how you will manage to achieve your objective anyway.
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