Salary negotiations are a dance. There are times when the sparks fly and you're making out with your dance partner right there on the dance floor. And, sadly, there are other times when you're stepping all over each other's feet.
Every so often, I get the chance to sit down and talk candidly to fellow artists about their experiences in the industry. Recently a friend was telling me about their latest wake up call and expressed that they would like to share this with our readers.
The few of us who actually write down their goals are likely to file them away in a drawer and never look at them again. An alternative to this is to create a dream board, which is a bold, visual representation of your goals and what's important to you.
Getting your first job is always exciting, but for many out there, one is not prepared for the little things that appear innocent and become HUGE problems that can get you fired. We got an email from such a situation, an artist that was naive and made a simple mistake that has now hurt her in the job place. Angela DiMeglio was kind enough to write this article for us where she tells her tale of sorrow, and warns us of the little things that can become big problems.
After many years of being a staff employee at several companies, I found myself spending more time jumping from job to job. I talked to the companies, and they told me that indeed the industry had made a shift away from staff employees, and hired many more freelancers.
Did you just get laid off? Quit a job? Or just finished a big project and are no longer employed?
Now is the time to take a brief vacation to get away from your normal stomping grounds.
You can contact a recruiter but you should understand there is a difference between an agent and a recruiter, what they do, how to work with them, and how they are paid.