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Hollywood Drive by Eve Light Honthaner

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Job Search Strategies

“You’ve gotta be original, because if you’re like someone else, what do they need you for?”—Bernadette Peters

Looking for Work Is Uncomfortable

I don’t know anyone who likes looking for work and having to sell themselves. Besides being hard work in and of itself, for the most part it’s pretty uncomfortable. We each want to think we’re smart enough and talented enough that any company or production would be happy to have us, that they should all be lined up outside our doors waiting to offer us jobs. Unfortunately, it doesn’t usually happen that way. Someone once told me he equated what we go through in this industry to having to “beg”; and at times, it certainly can feel that way—unless you tell yourself that ...

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