The following are some things you should have with you when you start your new job.
• Auto insurance (in most states, a person's own insurance is primary)
• A membership in an auto club that covers roadside emergencies
• An accurate watch
• A pad of paper and pen (try to use the 8-x 11 yellow ruled tablets that are perforated at the top. That way the sheets can't fall out and get lost)
• Comfortable shoes
• Extra clothes (sweatshirt, jacket, etc.) kept in the trunk of your car (for layering as the weather changes)
More important than what you bring to any new job is showing up well groomed. You're probably thinking to yourself right now, "Duh! Isn't that common sense?" Sadly, no. You'd be surprised how many people show up looking rumpled or in need of a shower. Well groomed doesn't mean wearing the latest, most expensive fashions, but it does mean you should be clean, neat and presentable. And dress appropriately. You wouldn't wear hard or high-heeled shoes on a sound stage or out at most location sites, but rather soft-soled shoes or tennies. And within a production environment, flip-flops or open-toed sandals can be just as dangerous as high heels. And you can dress fun or chic, but until your phone is ringing off the hook with job offers or you've become famous because your films are making a fortune, avoid extreme styles.
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