I've been asked hundreds of job-related questions over the years and so many of of you are complete stress bags (and, frankly, clueless) about interviewing and closing the deal. For those of you in the entertainment world, you need to be looking for work as often as you fill your car with gas. If you're not in entertainment and not looking for work as often as you fill-up, YOU SHOULD BE! With today's economic state,...
If you’ve checked any of the above and haven’t considered quitting, then run (don’t walk) to your shrink. I speak from experience. Trust me. It wasn’t until I developed ulcerative colitis (good times!) and a quirky little twitch in my left eye...
Whether you’re going in for a pitch meeting, an interview, or any situation where you’ll be faced with a decision maker who can seal your fate, you have to be on your toes. You can’t just wing it. When you’re presenting yourself or an idea to this person, you’re vulnerable. You can get creamed, at any time, by a comment or question that you can’t answer. But, Reluctant Genius, you don’t have to be open to attack. You...
• Hate your boss?
• Suck at interviewing?
• Deserve a promotion?
• Can't negotiate your way out of a paper bag?
• Suffering through a professional crisis?
• Have ISSUES?
Who in the hell do i think i am?
I’m Tracy Mazuer and I’ve been a TV producer/director/writer for the past 20+ years. Throughout this time, I’ve helped hundreds of friends and colleagues figure out how to get a certain gig, get OUT of a certain gig, say NO to a boss, tell someone to bugger-off, get more money, more respect, or whatever else it is they want. Then I realized that this issue is not limited to my friends -- there are millions of Reluctant Geniuses out there in every type of job.
TRG is a no holds barred bottom-line of what I've learned in Hollywood distilled into vignetttes that can help YOU get what you want. If I can survive it and thrive, so can you.