So you're moving to the city of Angels! There are literally thousands of people moving to LA each month. To pursue one dream or another. Honestly, it can be hard to become noticed when there are thousands of people trying to do the same thing you are. Here are a few tips to separate yourself from the crowd.
Networking events will not be a life changing affair but they will get you out of the house and amongst your peers who have similar aspirations and if you're lucky, you may even make a valuable connection. It's best to simply attend with an open mind and the goal to form a mutual bond with other attendees, instead of going with the desire to see what you can get from the other person.
Follow LA Blogs
You'll be amazed at the amount of great bloggers Los Angeles has to offer! They will offer information, tips, and useful advice, and save months of mindless wandering of trying to understand out how to do the right thing. There are people out here that want you to succeed in LA. Search Google for what your passions are and find a blog to your liking. Once you find a blogger that suits your needs you'll be following an online mentor. That will give you great invaluable information.
It's highly likely, you will not make it to super stardom your first year in LA, Agents will not be knocking down your door, and you will not be in that corner office of your dream job. The first year in LA should be focused on adjusting yourself to the city, finding a place to live, and finding a stable source of income to support your yourself.
What originally bought you to LA probably will not be the same thing you actually pursuit once you get here. This certainly will not be a problem. I strongly believe that you must figure out what your passions are by trial and error. Many people come to LA wanting to explore multiple career paths including being an actor, producer, writer, or whatever. You must figure out what exactly it is you want to do and go get it with relentless persistence. Soon enough, you will be able to branch off and pursue other endeavors, but you must first focus and create a foundation that will last during your time in Los Angeles.