It’s who you know.

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Funny story: when Will moved to Los Angeles, he got a job as the second assistant to the producers at a movie star’s production company. He worked there for 6 years. The reason he got the job? His mother’s boss’s college roommate’s ex-husband’s neighbor was in charge of hiring. (Actually, that’s why he got the interview. He got the job because he is awesome.)

While he worked there, he worked with some writers. A lot of writers, actually, but two in particular who are relevant to this story. He worked with this writing team for the better part of a year, until the studio finally passed on their script, much to everyone’s annoyance and disappointment. We liked the writers a lot, and had them over for a barbecue and I think at least one other time. One of them, Mike, moved to Las Vegas. We’re friends on Facebook.

Mike sent me an email out of the blue in January. He’s the assistant editor at a local magazine now, and was looking for a writer for an article on blogging. Was I interested?

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(Yes.)

And thus concludes my tale of how, despite “who you know” being the most important thing ever, there is NO WAY ON EARTH to control it because you just never know who will be important.

5 thoughts on “It’s who you know.

  1. Nova

    March 2, 2012 at 3:13pm

    This is so fantastic!! How do I get a copy of this article? Congrats!

    And you are so right about who you know.

  2. CosmicAvatar

    March 3, 2012 at 4:36am

    Eeeeeeee! And, yes, you’re absolutely right.

  3. Alex B

    March 5, 2012 at 1:38pm

    Absolutely true. I’ve been hired by four different companies since 2001 and each time a major factor was that I either knew someone there, or knew someone who knew someone there.

    “Don’t piss people off without good reason” is one of my major operating principles.

  4. Lucas

    March 9, 2012 at 2:04pm

    Well done! I suppose the moral is be nice to everyone, because anyone could be Darth Vader next week.

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