"You know what the true definition of hell is? It’s when you die, you get to meet the person you could have been."
A good one!
Interesting, ridiculous, inspiring, funny, sad, colorful, stuff I see around.
Walter White is alive!
While I loved having ALL episodes of House of Cards available to watch all weekend, I wish I had spaced out viewing a little more. Well, easy to say now…
Well, let’s just say that House of Cards Season 2 really delivered. Don’t worry, I won’t tell a thing. And unlike the Underwoods, I will keep my word.
How truly awful is this couple? I don’t know how this people get to sleep at all with the drama ensuing around them but they sure keep it interesting for us. I lived in Washington, DC for almost a decade and it was never that exciting…
I am not going to spoil for you if you have not finished it but a few things I noticed in Season 2:
Text integration on screen
I love how they show the texts on screen. And how every character is multitasking (pretending to listen to somebody else while texting).
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The most interesting character is Claire Underwood’s.
She’s a bitch. But she’s conflicted. At moments, she lets a little softness come through that armor of steel she wears. I absolutely love her character. Even though I despise her cruelty, I love her determination and veiled admittance that yes, it’s a fucked up world but you’ve got to play the game.
Ok, now off to TV-Siberia for another year.
Last week a recent graduate came to me seeking advice on how to get started in the field of communications. After exploring different paths that she could take and companies that she could look into, I started thinking about what I would look for if I was to hire her and told her to start creating content yesterday!
What I look for in candidates:
Countless times during an interview I hear the candidate say “I am really creative” but has no examples to prove it. Or “I love photography” but he/she does not even have a Flickr or Instagram account to share. “I love to write” but does not have a blog.
Today’s generation has no excuse (unfortunately) not to be creating and sharing their content.
In the field of communications, where content is all that matters, your ability to create it and distribute it is your biggest asset.
So, if you are looking for a job in communications, start experimenting with content. Experience the challenge of coming up with interesting content every.single.day.
Go out and interview people. Create a series of posts with a common thread. Attend events and report the discussion. Share what you read and what news caught you eye!
It will also give you a good taste of what your job will be like. So if you hate it, it’s still early to take a different path.
Don’t wait to get a job to start. Start today!