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35 Powerful Quotes From Women in Hollywood

ScreenCraft | Posted 10.07.2015 | Women

The following are thoughts, tips, warnings and encouragement -- in no particular order -- from some kick ass women in the film and television industry. Only nine women have won Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay Oscars -- EVER.

Are You Addicted to the Approval of Others? 5 Ways to Overcome It

Steve Siebold | Posted 10.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Steve Siebold

On a scale of one to seven, seven being highest, how high is your need to be approved and validated by other people? Next, ask your spouse or best friend to rate you on the same scale, and then compare answers. Some other ways to overcome approval addiction:

6 Ways Your Resume Says "Do Not Hire Me"

Brian de Haaff | Posted 10.06.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

You can better your chances of landing an interview by thinking like the hiring manager and looking at your resume through their eyes. Before you send out your next resume, look for these common problems that can disqualify you from the running.

Ten Amazing Discussions on Screenwriting and Filmmaking From the Masters of Cinema

ScreenCraft | Posted 10.06.2015 | Entertainment

The beauty of cinema is that it is and always has been such an organic storytelling medium and art form as ideas, concepts, genres, and styles are ever evolving based off of what has come before, accompanied by the contemporary discoveries that have and will come to be.

7 Studio Jobs That Can Get Screenwriters Closer to Their Dreams

ScreenCraft | Posted 10.06.2015 | Entertainment

Each of these jobs create different levels of opportunity for networking and experience. And with each of them comes great responsibility as far as being careful to choose opportunities wisely.

How to Get the Most Out of Your References

Kristi Russo | Posted 10.06.2015 | Business
Kristi Russo

References can end up being a critical component of your job search. Many people will list references on their applications and on their resume (which is not where they belong) and not think much of it. They completed a lengthy application, submitted a resume and cover letter and believe that they are finally done with the tedious application process.

Career Road Maps: 5 Ways to Keep You on the Road to Success

Gina Finstad | Posted 10.05.2015 | San Francisco
Gina Finstad

I recently found myself at a career crossroads. Nothing in my life had changed, but somewhere along the lines money stopped being as available as it used to. I had come to a point in my career where I needed to make a change or go broke ignoring what was happening.

Mastering the Art of the Mid-Career Shift

Avis Jones-DeWeever | Posted 10.06.2015 | Women
Avis Jones-DeWeever

And there comes a time when you realize, unless something changes, unless you do something to break free of the routinized existence your life has now become, you'll continue to be stuck in a life that reflects only a shell of what it could be, what it should be and most likely, what it was destined to be, if only you believed in yourself enough to try.

6 Tips for Talking to Strangers When You're an Introvert

Avelist | Posted 10.06.2015 | Business

What if that's not actually the case? What if, by simply labeling myself as an introvert, I'm transforming this into a self-fulfilling prophecy? Some of the labels we assign to ourselves are holding us back. Because of them, we don't see the "other path" when it presents itself.

Is Better Information Improving Students' Return on Investment? Lessons From Chile

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 10.05.2015 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

Much has been said about the need for better information on college outcomes. Especially in an era of spiraling college costs and rising debt, it is more important than ever for students to be able to understand their return on investment - and thus, the theory goes, make better decisions.

How to Be a Career-Loving Parent: Know Your Work-Life Options (part 3 of 4)

Eryc Eyl | Posted 10.05.2015 | Business
Eryc Eyl

Instead, if we choose to think of ourselves as "career-loving parents," we open up whole new worlds of possibilities for our families, for our careers, and for ourselves. In this installment, we'll look at the many work-life options available to today's career-loving parents.

You Almost Choked. Don't Choke, Learn.

Shawn Hunter | Posted 10.01.2015 | Business
Shawn Hunter

When your palms get sweaty, when your heart rate jumps, when your hair stands on end and you get nauseous, these are all symptoms of panic. And also the conditions for challenge, opportunity, and growth if you choose to see it that way.

5 Things To Avoid In An Interview

Quora | Posted 10.01.2015 | Business

I hate to be slavish to rules. When I interview, there's this spidey sense that goes off when things don't seem right. I get lots of attempts at "bait and switch" where subvendors will submit a candidate who will phone screen (under the name of another person), then they'll send that "B-player" in for the assignment. So, you listen. But that's a separate issue.

Ian Bell on How to Take the Lead on Your Life

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 10.02.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

Being a corporate executive in the past, Ian recommends that we don't believe in the 'kool aid' the companies were using to feed their employees.

The Ultimate Guide to Hollywood Meeting Terminology

ScreenCraft | Posted 10.01.2015 | Entertainment

Development and acquisition talk can be another language to some. Below we will cover some of the most common terms that screenwriters may come across.

Why Billionaires Continue To Work Despite Their Wealth

Quora | Posted 09.30.2015 | Business

Elon Musk doesn't sit down at his desk every day and think, "Have I made enough money to quit and travel the world yet?" Warren Buffett doesn't get to Berkshire Hathaway head office in the morning and check his portfolio and say, "Can I afford to pay off my mortgage and live off dividends for the rest of my life?"

Smart Networking: The Right (and Wrong) Way to Network

Jessica Lui | Posted 09.30.2015 | Business
Jessica Lui

Networking is one of the most powerful tools for personal and professional advancement. Successful people know this: they introduce each other to new business opportunities, help each other's children land top internships, and invest time and energy into each other's initiatives.

Three Key Ingredients to Giving Yourself Permission

Whitney Hess | Posted 09.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Whitney Hess

You can't give yourself permission just once and hope things will change. It's a process. And you can't do it alone. It's a pilgrimage. Let's go there together.

Are You Really an Entrepreneur?

Adele Scheele | Posted 10.01.2015 | Business
Adele Scheele

Being your own boss is at the heart of the American Dream, and it's no wonder it is such a common fantasy. The idea of ownership taps into our profound longing for freedom. But is it really right for you?

Mentors Y'all

Sar Haribhakti | Posted 09.28.2015 | College
Sar Haribhakti

People always advise us to find the right mentors. One cannot emphasize enough how important mentorship is in developing your personality, cultivating personal growth and growing your ventures.

The Dirty Little C-Word: Career

Jennifer Musselman | Posted 09.28.2015 | Women
Jennifer Musselman

We aren't "career" women. We are women. Love and family have always been and are our priorities, but not at the sacrifice of our value, dreams, security and self-worth.

10 Tips On How to Be a Success in Your New Job

Rebecca Grainger | Posted 09.28.2015 | Business
Rebecca Grainger

Keep a record of your accomplishments and contributions from day one, including emails thanking you for your work, performance reports, and all positive feedback. When it's time for your performance review, if you're seeking promotion or negotiating a pay rise, you'll wish you had done it. So start now!

5 Reasons Why Enlightened Entrepreneurs Are the Most Successful

Crystal Marsh | Posted 09.28.2015 | Business
Crystal Marsh

Becoming enlightened, or at least raising your self-awareness is key for most people who leave a position as an employee to become his or her own boss. Here are five reasons why becoming enlightened is essential to being a successful entrepreneur.

Know Place Like Home: Letting Go, Leaning in and Lightening Up

Greg Archer | Posted 09.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Greg Archer

There are times in life when, if you listen closely enough, you really can hear the whispers of your soul. You know ... in between news reports, paying your bills, working for a living, finding meaning in life and trying not to go out of your mind.

Dealing with a Difficult Client: When to Call It Quits

Diane Gottsman | Posted 09.25.2015 | Business
Diane Gottsman

While it is admirable to strive for client-pleasing service, there may come a point where your company is better served by ending a difficult business relationship. Firing a problematic client offers some advantages.