It’s been said before but it’s Show Business. So whether you’re applying for a job as a SVP in a studio or starting out filing in an agency you have to understand not only the show but also the business. An idea, being creative, and having fun are nothing until you can create income, sell products or add value to a company. It’s that simple.
Here are five tips to help you make sure that you remember Show and Business. Read More
It seems like every time we turn around we’re either hearing or reading about someone getting laid off from their job. The most unfortunate thing about many of these layoffs is that they’re happening to people that have worked at the same job for many years and are nearing retirement but not quite ready to retire. However, layoff is never a good thing. It really doesn’t matter if you’ve been given notice of an impending layoff or your company lays you off without any notice. Read More
Developing a Five Year Plan
In order to have a successful career, you have to implement some good planning. You may remember hearing about Joseph Stalin’s Five-Year Plan in the late 1920s. His purpose was to improve the economic growth of his country. While it may sound very complicated, involving industry and the military, it became precedence for many individuals and companies wishing to plan their economic growth. Today the term “five year plan” may be heard in many situations involving economic growth and, particularly life and career goals with individuals. Read More
Creating SMART Goals for Your Career
Anyone that has any hopes of being successful in their career has to have goals. Goals are what make everything in life achievable. Without goals, we wouldn’t get very far in life. Read More
Circles of Change Radio Interview with David on Being a Successful Outsider
Get practical tips on how to be successful in your career or get your next job as Dr Zara Larsen interviews David on her successful and popular radio show – Circles of Change.
We think that our careers are all about action and especially doing things while we are awake. Of course interviewing and networking are better when you conscious there are lots of things that you can do to have a great career while you’re asleep.
Let’s look at the top ten interviewing questions. I’ll use examples based on Pat.
Pat is an administrative assistant. Unlike her colleagues she has lived abroad, loves foreign cultures, and regularly travels. This sometimes makes her feel like an outsider. Pat is an excellent worker and these differences have never got in the way of doing the job.
Reproduced with permission from Outsiders On The Inside: How to create a winning career…even when you don’t fit in! Career Press Find out more and read 3 chapters free
1. “Tell me about yourself…”
If you’re looking for your first job or trying to change jobs you may be fixed on one location. You’ve heard for example that the only place to developing computer games is in California. It’s true for sure that Los Angeles and San Francisco/Silicon Valley are big hubs but that’s not the only shot you have at success. But there are also other opportunities you may not have thought about. Georgia has invested money encouraging computer games companies to move there. Be on the look out for opportunities you may not have thought about. If you are starting out or if you are able to relocate then being open to less obvious locations could be a great choice. Developing computer games in Georgia
Find Your Release in Relocation
Sometimes when you don’t like your job the answer may not be to find a different job but to find a different location. Sometimes a different way of life, pace of work or culture can be a real boost for your career. Read More