To start, you’ll be asked questions about your working experience. You’ll be shown pages of questions that relate to your line of work and some that relate to industry groups such as the Film Council of Australia, or the Australian Industry Registration Office. You can click on questions to read more information about them, or you can just click on the link to jump straight to the section in the quiz that they describe.
Some of the questions will be obvious, like, what is your favourite film? Some may be more specific, with a list of films in each genre. There will probably also be general questions, such as “where did you study?” You’ll need to answer these questions, and provide supporting details if you can. These are general ones though – more specific questions relating to your line of work would be more useful when filling in your profile for an industry group.
Other questions in the quiz will be more difficult. For example, you might be asked questions like “where were you based when you started in the industry group?” or “when did you start off?” Some industry groups may ask you to name two or three books you’ve read with a particular publication date.
When you take my entertainment and media industries quiz for me, don’t just hand it over on a silver platter. You have to complete it properly. Start by reading through all the questions, noting the exact answers you thought you were giving. Then put all of your answers in a spreadsheet or document, making sure they’re all arranged in the correct way. Try to get a full day’s rest so you can fully recuperate the night before the quiz. A few hours more sleep will help you stay awake for longer on the day of the exam!
Get yourself organised. The questions will be very specific, and if you have any important appointments, make sure you mark them off your calendar. It’s far easier to forget questions you don’t feel comfortable answering, but if you do get really bogged down, you’ll be able to pull yourself back up again thanks to your notes. Don’t try to memorise the answer to every question, either; choose one general category that covers the most important topics and tackle those.
I always recommend doing your research. Most people will fail this section because they don’t do enough research, but it’s actually quite important. Think about the skills you’ve learnt about the industry and the qualifications you hold in various areas. If you want to take my entertainment and media industries quiz for me, you need to think hard about what you know about the industry, how it develops and what skills you have to bring it to the next level.
I encourage you to go out there and work towards your dream job. I’m just here to show you how to get there. You may fail many times before you finally succeed, but you never know until you try. Take my entertainment and media industries quiz for me and see where you start!