Career Q+A: Applying online, Alcohol and interviews

~ ASK THE EXPERTS ~ Questions from Readers of Cynopsis Classified Advantage Answered by Michael Pollock   Applying for jobs online Q: I really enjoy the newsletter and I’m hoping that the experts might be able to provide some insight on the HR software programs that are being used so much by networks and large […]

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Q+A: How many interviews?

~ ASK THE EXPERTS ~Questions from our ReadersAnswered by Michael PollockFIRST PUBLISHED IN CYNOPSIS DIGITAL ADVANTAGEIf I am interviewing at a large corporation, how many interviews will I have before interviewing with the person that actually makes the decision? The hiring decision is effectively made jointly by all your interviewers  you often can’ t tell […]

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CAA behind closed doors: trust, loyalty, betrayal, creative leadership and change management

I’ve just read, and strongly recommend, a massive book about CAA – the upstart agency turned powerhouse that had such a disruptive effect on the entertainment business through the 80s and 90s and survives today to represent many of the most important and influential talents and teams in the sports and entertainment world. They are rightly proud of […]

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Is strengthening your skills really what you are dreaming of?

Michael Scott talks about his leadership skills. When I work with clients who tell me they want to improve their leadership skills or build stronger teams or present better or be stronger in interviews, I always ask them why they want this. What are they trying to achieve with these strengthened skills? Are they just […]

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Words of wisdom from Matthew McConaughey

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFrTJIQqGN0 “Just want to be here.”  So says Matthew McC. This clip was sent to me by Mark Gothelf, an IT consultant from New York.  “I was struck by the simple wisdom in this statement,” Mark wrote me.  “How many times do we just go through the motions, or overlay what we do with anxiety, […]

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Interview timing

Interview Timing

Are there better times of day or better days of the week to have a job interview?  Yes probably – but they may not be the same for each interviewer nor for the applicant. So if you have the choice, pick a time that you will be alert and awake and hope that your counterpart […]

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