Usage Tip #2: Making sure you are ‘heard’!
This is a simple one. Go to the bottom of every project details page, and you will see a link, ‘Click here to learn more about this seeker’.
It will take you to this page.
Inside that link, you will see a number that displays their listening behavior from the last six months of project posting, and even better...you can see older projects they posted.
Getting to the point!
- If the seeker is typically listening to 80% or more of their auditions received, this is someone who will give you comfort that your audition will be heard.
- If the project is constantly being re-posted, and you are constantly invited, DO NOT audition unless the description of the project has somehow changed dramatically.
- Why? They heard you, or someone else, and realized, 'My client did not want to go in this direction.'
- They also may wonder if you are aware your name repeatedly shows up in the same project.
Last set of variables...
- If the person is posting a job for the first time, of course there is no listening behavior on record.
- When that is the case, look at the project description and script.
- See if you can find info about the company using your web browser.
- Try to spot common industry lingo. (e.g. Need a VO for a :30 and :60)
Let all of the data on project details page convince you:
- ‘This is a voice over job I want to be a part of, now and for the future.’
- Remember being picky determines future traffic on the site, and pass on it.
Keep an eye/ear out for it!