Career Advice, Job search tips

Did Social Media Mistakes Just Cost You Your Dream Job?

Did you ever wonder, "Why haven't I been hired?" After applying for countless jobs, you waited…and waited...but no response? Maybe you even landed an interview but didn't get the job offer. Why? According SHRM Human Resource experts, candidates are often passed over because of social media mistakes and poor judgment in what they post. Over… Continue reading Did Social Media Mistakes Just Cost You Your Dream Job?

Career Advice, networking

NETWORKING Follow-up Tips

You have attended a networking event and met valuable contacts. Now what? It is important to follow up and develop your professional relationships. Always follow-up within 1 or 2 business days Connect on LINKED-IN and social media Follow up with an EMAIL Add new network connections to your CONTACTS database RESEARCH your new connections. Get… Continue reading NETWORKING Follow-up Tips

Career Advice

Networking Essentials

Make Your Mark! With thoughtful preparation and research, you are sure to make any networking event a huge success. Here are tips to maximize networking opportunities: BEFORE THE EVENT Prepare:  Identify your goal for this event Update all aspects of your social media Update/print multiple copies of your resume Review and prep your portfolio Rehearse your elevator pitch Research:… Continue reading Networking Essentials

Writing Advice

Sci-fi Writer ANDY WEIR shares Research Tips

Andy Weir's science fiction thriller, The Martian, tells a pulse-pounding, page-turning story, grounded in scientific research and smart information seamlessly woven into an entertaining tale. Weir tells how he did it and offers some advice. Andy Weir:  "Thanks to our modern era, facts are incredibly easy to come by. A few web searches for your subject… Continue reading Sci-fi Writer ANDY WEIR shares Research Tips

Career Advice, Game Writing Advice

Insider tips on breaking into Video Game Writing

Are you an aspiring video game writer? Check out this WRITERS GUILD podcast episode "Words Into Pixels: Video Game Writing" recorded at the WGF event in Los Angeles. Moderated by: Neil Druckmann (THE LAST OF US, UNCHARTED 4: A THIEF’S END). Guest panel includes: TJ Fixman (RATCHET & CLANK series), Marianne Krawczyk (GOD OF WAR… Continue reading Insider tips on breaking into Video Game Writing