At parties or other social events you get the question all the time: “So, what do YOU do?” If you’re an struggling actor, producer, director, or other media professional, it’s an awkward moment. Even after decades of making TV programs, documentary films, online media, and consulting with large organizations, it’s still tough for me. It’s called “Status Anxiety.” It comes from discomfort or fear when a person is in a social interaction that involves being judged or evaluated by others. If you’ve struggled in your career, and have trouble with the “So what do YOU do?” question, you need to watch this video:
It’s easy to sound insensitive when offering ideas to job seekers. But frankly, things are desperate out there and people need real help. Regardless of your politics, this administration has shown remarkably poor leadership when it comes to reviving the economy or inspiring business leaders, and now as Obamacare rolls out, it’s damage to our wallets and future employment is looking
If you’re a frustrated job hunter – or know someone who is – then forward this column I wrote recently for Fox News. It’s titled: Stop Looking for a Job and Start Looking for Your One Big Thing. From the response it’s getting, it’s changing a lot of people’s thinking about how to position themselves for the next stage in their career.