Hear the full interview (23 minutes) as author Susan Dansby talks to casting director, Mary Clay Boland, by clicking the link below.
Casting director, Mary Clay Boland, talks with author Susan Dansby about how she got started in the entertainment industry, and progressed through career changes from an internship in casting for theatre, to working on casting for films and Continue reading
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Tagged actor, As the World Turns, ATWT, audition tips, career change, casting director, daytime drama, get a job, job search tips, Mary Clay Boland, soap opera, soaps, Susan Dansby, television jobs
Hear the full interview as author Susan Dansby talks to actor-director-playwright Anita Hollander (Still Standing), by clicking the link below.
Actor-Director-Playwright Anita Hollander talks with writer Susan Dansby about how she got started as a child actor; how she dealt with a cancer diagnosis during college; losing her leg Continue reading
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Tagged actor, amputee, Anita Hollander, Carnegie Mellon University, director, dream job, get a job, get hired, How Did You Get That Job?, Jacques Brel, Susan Dansby
Here are the slides for Part 3 of Six Scenes with a View of Writing Soaps
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Here are the audio and slides for Part 2 of Six Scenes with a View of Writing Soaps.
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Here are the audio and slides for Part 1 of Six Scenes with a View of Writing Soaps. Unfortunately, the audio was cut off a few minutes before the end of the webinar. However all the slides are here.
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Click here to download Word 97-2003 Breakdown Format.
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Incredible Hulk & Susan Dansby
The Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) at Carnegie Mellon University puts a whole new spin on dream jobs.
Enter the lobby, and you’re thrust into a fantasyland populated by game/instruction consoles and mammoth action figures. This design concept is found throughout faculty offices, and student project workrooms – even the ladies’ room foyer has a black light!
The brainchild of Don Marinelli and the late Randy Pausch, ETC-Global Continue reading
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Tagged Carnegie Mellon University, Chris Klug, Christine Barnes, Don Marinelli, Drew Davidson Ph.D., Entertainment Technology Center, ETC, How Did You Get That Job?, Michael Capristo, Mk Haley, Ralph Vituccio, Randy Pausch, Rebecca Grabman, Sherry Chow, Shirley Saldamarco, Solip Park, Susan Dansby
Just ran across this post from AOL Jobs about 10 top companies that are hiring this week:
The companies are:
- Sears – Sales Jobs, Franchise Jobs, Management Jobs
- Target – Information Technology Jobs, Design Jobs, Retail Jobs Continue reading
You turn on your computer or your TV and there it is: A list of companies hiring right now!
Thrilled, you run to your computer, zip off your resume to the appropriate website, and wait – certain you’ll get hired quickly. And you wait. And you wait.
The truth is, there are thousands of people applying for those jobs; and it’s going to take the companies some time just to weed through the resumes to find the best candidates.
How do you rise to the top of that stack? Here are some tips:
1. Get specific. Which of these areas/workplaces/jobs is a perfect match for Continue reading
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Susan Dansby Speaks!
GA State University
“From Soap Opera to Dream Job”
November 4, 2010, 5:00 PM
All are welcome – and it’s free!
Urban Life Auditorium (entrance from 3rd Floor)
Urban Life Building
140 Decatur Street
Atlanta, Georgia 30302
On September 15, 1963, four little girls in Birmingham were killed by a bomb planted by the Ku Klux Klan.
They were black. It was Sunday. They were at church.
This particular incident in the fight for Civil Rights stands out in my mind because it happened on my birthday. I was nine. The four little girls who died that day were Addie Mae Collins (aged 14), Denise McNair (aged 11), Carole Robertson (aged 14), and Cynthia Wesley (aged 14).
In November of that year, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Continue reading
Anyone who’s read How Did You Get That Job knows I had “issues” with my father. He was an alcoholic, and that disease caused him to betray me at one of the most pivotal times in my life.
He was also the man who raised me to believe that I could accomplish anything if I was willing to work for it.
My father lied about his age to join the Marine Corps when he was only 15. That’s where he learned to drink and smoke – trying to fit in.
He was extremely bright. A mathematical genius whose dream job was “architect.” He never achieved that goal. But he never stopped striving for success.
Dissatisfied with working in the mailroom of Delta Airlines Continue reading
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Tagged Angela Tessinari, directing jobs, director, dream job, ghosts, Guiding Light, Halloween, Hampton Speakes, How Did You Get That Job?, how to become a director, Melinda Sue Lewis, paranormal, Susan Dansby