Week 9 - Busy start of the year, good things happening

This first month of 2017 suddenly decided to start throwing me all the things I've been pursuing for the last year and a half since I moved to Seattle. One moment I was stressing out that I wasn't hearing back from any of the applications I was putting out there, the next I suddenly had 5 separate opportunities present themselves in the span of a couple of weeks. A part time offer from a big company, a full time possibility with the same company for which I'm at the sound test stage of right now, a possibility for working in a cool indie studio a couple of months from now, and 2 other "pokes" I got from some contacts/friends for which the timing simply wouldn't work to even try pursuing (but still very encouraging to hear from them).

I'm also getting married on February 8th in Colombia with the woman of my dreams, so there's that too!


It's been a busy month prepping for all that and juggling the opportunities while trying to decide what's best for me. A good problem to have, for sure. I have to say, 4 out of 5 of those opportunities are directly related to networking. Or as I like to call it - making friends. It really is one of the most important aspects of trying to land a job in this industry, especially when trying to break in from the bottom. Make friends (don't be a jerk), do good work, keep your demo reel updated and make it reflect the best of your abilities, study up on your tools, and keep pushing and pushing. Things will eventually start to show themselves.

Hopefully I can grab some cool sounds from Colombia so my next blog can be less boring than this one! Until then, this is all I got! It's been a crazy busy month!


- Juan