How to network with established players

How to Network with Established Players

Human beings are social creatures, designed to be of service to one another. That’s how we evolved over millennia. It’s also the foundation of what we today call “networking.” When I think of networking, I think of men in business suits swapping business cards at an official function. But the truth is, it is much more than that. Networking is …

Blue hair at a job interview

Blue Hair at a Job Interview?

Elle Padron, one of MyGrads, was getting ready to interview for an internship at a major talent agency and wrote to me with a hair question. This beautiful girl is a natural brunette, but had taken to coloring her hair blue, but she wasn’t sure if it would impact a major talent agency’s decision to hire her and asked if she should color it back …

How I Found My Passion - Krista Parkinson

How I Found My Passion (and You Can Find Yours)

Last week, my friend asked me to pick up her eleven-year-old son Cameron from baseball practice so that she could attend “Back to School” night. I was happy to oblige. After asking about practice, school, and determining what beverage Cameron was allowed to have, he and I had an unexpected, yet short, conversation in the car that’s stayed with me …

Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen and the Tale of Two Bosses

Have you ever been so inspired, your mind bursting with ideas, that you just had to share them? That best describes me at the moment: I’m completely inspired by what I’ve been listening to, and it’s triggered old memories and created new pathways to thoughts I’d like to share with you. I’ve been listening to the Bruce Springsteen biography Born …

Why you are not being called in for a job interview

Why You Might Not Be Getting Called in for a Job Interview

You have a fantastic 1-page resume, your cover letter is solid, you applied before the deadline, you were called in for an interview and nailed it, but haven’t heard a peep! Ever wondered why? I get so many emails and texts about this very issue, so here are some potential reasons why you might not be getting called in for …

How not to blow a favor

How NOT to Blow a Favor

If you thought my last blog post was potentially inappropriate, then this post is NOT for you. I’m serious. It’s guaranteed 100% inappropriate, but illustrates principles that I teach in class, specifically: how one needs to build a relationship before making a big ask (remember the book Dig Your Well Before You are Thirsty by Harvey McKay?) One of my …