So, from what I've read throughout, and of course what makes sense, is that in order to get hired you need experience... but the only way to get experience is to get hired.
My question: How bad is it to take on an unpaid spot in order to gain some experience?
I, of course, am brand-spankin' new here and to the VO industry. Still looking at coaching, learning, etc. But we have a small (REALLY small) local radio station that I kind of have an "in" with. Of course, they have no budget for outside help, but would love to HAVE outside help. So is it against the "code" to pursue a few local spots just to get my voice out there (when the time is right, of course)?
My thoughts on this: exposure and material. If it works out and the manager likes what he hears, then he has me in his pocket the next time he gets a new account, plus he'd have some material to show a potential client. And for my own purposes, it could give me some raw material to work with (understanding of course that this is radio work, and not an ideal studio environment).
Kind of putting the cart before the horse in a lot of ways, but I can't help looking at opportunities. Have to start somewhere, no?