Pivoting for career success

Should you keep following the same career path regardless, or should you consider pivoting to achieve new success? We can learn something about this from venture capitalists. And after all our careers were all startups once. Pivot. Traction. VCs love these words. For the people who funded projects in the last funding cycle, the idea […]

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How to manage your jobs funnel

In this volatile job and skills market you probably should be thinking about what your next gig might be even when things look good. You never know what’s round the corner. Think of it in the way a salesperson thinks of the sales funnel, and try to have various opportunities at different stages on the […]

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How to plan your next career move

I assume you have thought about a what-do-I-want-to-be-doing-in-five-years career goal. Though for lots of us it has never quite formed into anything beyond “I want to be happy and in charge of my destiny.” Maybe it feels a bit vague and you can’t figure out how you think you are going to get there.  So […]

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Hybrid background? A terrific job qualification.

I spoke recently with an executive who had a most successful corporate career in the TV business and has since for some years been in more entrepreneurial positions developing projects and new businesses. He wants to get back to a more structured environment but is concerned that having been out of the corporate system for […]

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Career Planning Workshop

I took part in a terrific panel titled: Career Planning Strategies & Tools for Progressive Professionals organized by Metierlink‘s Sonia Jairath this past Wednesday. My co-panelists were Lisa Rangel, Managing Director of Chameleon Resumes and Tom Jago, MD of recruiting firm The Ward Group. In attendance were 40 professionals from video, digital marketing, graphic design, […]

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Q+A: Relocating from Paris to LA?

~ ASK THE EXPERTS ~Questions from our ReadersAnswered by Michael PollockFIRST PUBLISHED IN CYNOPSIS DIGITAL ADVANTAGE Q: I’m currently based in Paris, and I’m looking to relocate in Los Angeles and find a job in the media industry. I’m currently a producer/writer in an animation company. I have an agent that represents me in Los […]

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What the interviewer is really thinking

~ ACTIONABLE EXPERT ADVICE ~What Your Interviewer is Really Thinking!by Michael PollockFIRST PUBLISHED IN CYNOPSIS DIGITAL ADVANTAGE So you’ ve made it to the interview. Your networking worked. Your cover letter worked. Your resume worked. As you sit there facing the last hurdle, it is really important to have a sense of what might be […]

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How Susan got a new job in media in just two weeks – a true story

In just two weeks after she was laid off from a NY magazine this fall, Susan Waits found herself a new job – and now her updated LinkedIn profile says “Love my job!!! What can we learn from her story? The first job2 suitcases, a degree in journalism, no apartment and no job. That was […]

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