The TV industry is ultra competitive so how do you break in and build a successful career without any contacts in the media world? Kimberly Gobolt, the joint MD of executive search and staffing company Talented People discussed her journey and how she transitioned from being a Producer/ Director to building her business on Episode 63 of the Reframe & Reset Your Career podcast.
In this episode, we will learn about:
Forgetting your limiting beliefs and just asking: people are more helpful than you think,
In high pressure situations, don’t dwell on the negative,
How she got her big break by following up a random opportunity,
Becoming a director in TV and overcoming people’s preconceptions,
Building your personal brand by adding value and being generous,
The difficulties of being a working mother and juggling her career and family,
Starting a new venture and how a little naivety can be helpful,
What she looks for in a candidate and their CV and
Why diverse voices are so important in the TV industry.
Kimberly is joint MD of executive search and staffing company Talented People – which specialises in TV production and the creative industries. She produces and hosts The Imposter Club podcast – which gives a fascinating insight into the lives of content-makers and welcomes anyone who’s ever doubted themselves in their career (all of us?!).
Kimberly travelled the world as a self-shooting Producer/Director for popular factual series & documentaries on Channel 4, BBC, ITV & Channel 5 before turning her creativity and influence to the world of headhunting.
She saw a way of staffing the creative industries in a more human and inclusive way and so set up executive search and freelance talent company Talented People with Rosie Turner in 2017. Together with their wonderfully diverse and experienced team, they've been placing premium talent in behind the scenes roles with integrity and a smile ever since.
Kimberly's usually talking – either on Teams, on her mobile or gesticulating behind a microphone, and if she isn’t, she’s watching copious amounts of catch up to feed her insatiable appetite for great TV.
Kimberly and I talked about building a personal brand and she told me "You have to work hard at giving generously in terms of content and your personality ... you need a presence because if someone wants to look you up and find out about you, or if they're wondering about whether to give you a role or not, they should be able to find something about you that helps them".
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