How to Ace NAB as a Candidate: 5 Ways to Prepare for Job Hunting in Las Vegas and Events in General

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At Hollbridge, we pride ourselves on placing top talent into teams and companies that align with their aspirations. Specialising in the video and broadcast technology market, a niche in which we boast extensive experience, our Director, Peter Holland, brings over 15 years of expertise to the table. Each consultant in our team is personally trained by him. So, if you're considering your next career move, we'd be delighted to chat with you and explore how we could help you achieve your goals.

Here are our top five ways to prepare for NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) when you're looking to make a career move:

  1. Update Your Online Presence: For most individuals, this primarily entails polishing your LinkedIn profile. Ensure that your top-level messaging is up to date, starting with a professional-looking picture, a clear indication of your current position and career aspirations, as well as recent recommendations from peers in the industry.

  2. Get a Digital Business Card: Invest in a digital business card that seamlessly links to your online presence. This ensures that people can easily connect with you, especially considering the vast number of profiles on platforms like LinkedIn. We recommend using apps like HiHello, which offers a free option for creating your first digital business card.

  3. Have a Plan of Attack: Take the time to craft a clear idea of where you want your career to progress. Consult with mentors, peers, or recruitment partners like us to define your goals for the next five years. Setting targets, although clichéd, is essential for career advancement.

  4. Identify Your Targets: Compile a list of your top ten target companies that align with your career aspirations. Take the initiative to learn more about each company, narrowing down your list based on relevance. You can either reach out to these companies directly or leverage our network for introductions.

  5. Don't Be Shy: If you're unable to secure an appointment with a company, don't hesitate to approach their stand at the event. This not only provides you with an opportunity to gauge the company culture but also allows you to assess the enthusiasm of their representatives about the products or services they're showcasing.

Preparing for events like NAB requires a strategic approach and proactive networking. By following these steps, you'll be well-equipped to navigate the job hunt effectively and make meaningful connections in the industry. Remember, your next career opportunity might be just around the corner!