I’m obsessed with The Big Bang Theory. If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend it — my fiancé and I watch one or two episodes each night, and we’re always laughing out loud. In a recent episode, Sheldon Cooper, played by the absolutely hilarious Jim Parsons, double-schedules himself. He promises Howard and Leonard that he would spend the . . .
Okay - let's take a second and chat here. There's a topic I think needs some addressing - how to approach someone with whom you'd like to network. Now, if you've read my post about why I'm convinced most people think of networking all wrong, you'll likely know that I believe one common misconception to be the idea that networking is only something . . .
Okay workaholics - I know you because I am you. On any given day, I put intense amounts of pressure on myself to output insane amounts of work product. When I first moved to LA, I was so bound and determined to make a good impression that I took on anything and everything thrown at me. I thought that being a good employee - and a good manager to . . .
I consider myself to be an extremely hospitable person. Let me be clear: my family PRIDES themselves on making room at the dinner table and in our home for guests, so to be anything BUT hospitable is to bring intense shame upon my parents. I do my best at opening my home to anyone who wants to swing through, but this past week, Mike and I had some . . .
Most of you know, I have been employed full-time in the entertainment industry since my senior year of college. I've worked with the likes of Harpo, ABC, and FOX and have taken away invaluable insight from each experience. Freelancing is extremely common in the entertainment industry. Since television shows and movies run for finite periods . . .
When I was a freshman in college, I failed a pass-fail final examination. But it wasn’t just any regular exam. I was a musical theater major fresh out of high school and this was a performance exam. The thrill of prior academic achievement awards was still fresh. I had been accepted at the conservatory of my dreams and was undoubtedly bound . . .
This past year, our team had a job opening. Since the final say and ultimate hiring power lay with my boss, she asked me to collect resumes and conduct first round interviews and pass along my selections. Here's a quick tip: just because your initial interview isn't with the "big boss" does not mean that your first interviewer has no say in . . .
There's an old saying - "the only way out is through." When it comes to your career, however, I'm going to make a different suggestion: "Sometimes, the best way in is around." According to an article in Inc.com, on average, every corporate job opening attracts 250 resumes. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, 20.4 . . .
Many people suffer from being rational dreamers. They want to achieve a big dream but hold themselves back by being risk averse. They don't want to disrupt the status quo and play things safe. To coax themselves out of their comfort zones, people learn to set goals. I consider the process of goal setting to be like arranging checkpoints . . .
I told you guys I'm going to start writing more about career coaching - well, like it or not, here we go! When you hear the word "networking," it probably sends a chill down your spine, as you're mentally transported to uncomfortable mixers and stilted arranged meetings in which neither party truly wants to be there. You're probably . . .