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How to write about “problem solving” in a cover letter – step by step

“Problem solving” comes up a lot in job listings. When it does, it is useful to give some examples of your ability in your cover letter. Indeed, recently I’ve seen this come up as a requirement in job listings. Like

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Networking Skills

Networking is the foundation of finding work in show business, no matter what area you want to make your career. A personal referral trumps a poorly formatted resume, limited credits, and lack of experience. Knowing someone is the best way

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Do the research and make your application spectacular

If you want your resume and cover letter to grab attention and succeed in landing you an interview, and if you want that interview to go well, you must research the company and the people involved. This advice applies to

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How to Follow Up on a Sent Resume

Calling the production office to follow up on a resume was always my least favorite part of the process. I hated the feeling that I was bothering people, and for a long time I had the notion that if they

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New Job Searching tips

As people continue to search for jobs they love, and ask me to help them with their resumes, I continue to learn and improve (hopefully) as a resume coach. Here are a couple of things I have learned recently, one

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Interview with writer/director/producer Tom Provost

I am truly delighted to present an awesome interview with multi-talented Tom Provost. Tom is a screenwriter, script doctor, blogger and writing teacher who also directs, produces and edits feature films and successful TV shows, and occasionally still acts. Phew!

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4 New Trends in Job Seeking

Here are four trends in the world of human resources, that might apply increasingly to showbiz job seeking. 1.Longer Résumés The old advice to keep your document to one page has definitely gone by the wayside. Hirers generally expect to

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Job Interview Tips for Film or Theater

Here in the US, film and theater can be some of the most casual work environments ever. The shlumpy person hanging around the production office in the rattiest jeans and oldest faded t-shirt is liable to be the Director. In

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Don’t Make These Common Cover Letter Mistakes!

Recently I wrote an article at ProductionHub, Tips For Creating a Solid Production Résumé, detailing the top seven mistakes people make on their Production Résume’s. Here’s a companion piece about the seven most prevalent mistakes I see on people’s Cover

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How to Structure Your Portfolio

Design Portfolio Best Practices Part Two Designers and creatives seeking work will have three parts to their interview presentation: résumé, references and portfolio. I’m assuming that your résumé, cover letter and excellent phone skills got you in the door. Now

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