As the school year comes to an end, Pamela Kleibrink Thompson reminds us that being a good employee is elementary in its simplicity! Just follow these easy guidelines.
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Networking is one of the best skills to have when it comes to finding and keeping a job. Pamela Kleibrink Thompson explains how.
We may feel robbed when paying taxes to the government, but we tax ourselves much worse with some insidious habits. Pamela Kleibrink Thompson explains.
Pamela Kleibrink Thompson asks some tough questions to help you determine your dedication to animation in these tough times.
It's the New Year folks and time to get moving on making your dreams come true. Pamela Thompson, the Career Coach, gives you the specifics on how to get started.
Are you wondering what to give someone, who works in animation or aspires to this holiday season? Well, wonder no more. The Career Coach has the answer.
This month the Career Coach gives thanks and advocates thanks! A little appreciation can go a long way...
The Career Coach reflects on the events of September 11, 2001 and calls for us to work toward our goals and dreams today.
The final part of a three part series that describes the steps involved in different specialties of visual effects production, the specific skills required for each specialty, as well as what the studios are looking for in a portfolio and demo reel.
Part Two of a three-part series that describes the steps involved in different specialties of visual effects production, the specific skills required for each specialty as well as what the studios are looking for in a portfolio and demo reel.
Part One of a three-part series that describes the steps involved in different specialties of visual effects production, the specific skills required for each specialty as well as what the studios are looking for in a portfolio and demo reel.
Don't be ashamed of losing your job. Chuck Jones, Glen Keane and Steve Jobs were all out on the street once. Just regroup and take it as an opportunity to move up. Sometimes getting laid off gives you a chance to move up. If summer brings an involuntary vacation from work due to a layoff or downsizing, there are a few ways to get in shape and cope.
In today's competitive animation job market, make sure your marketing materials are current so you can stay competitive too.Here are some tips on how to craft a resume that will help you get the job you want.
March signals the advent of spring in the Northern Hemisphere, which means spring cleaning and renewal. Whether you are working, unemployed or about to enter or re-enter the job market, here are some tips to make sure you are in shape for springing into action.
In many parts of the world February is a time for exchanging Valentines and promises of love. It's a time of passion. Take this test to find out if you are still in love with animation.
The beginning of the year often means making resolutions, but instead of making promises you might break, why not make goals? Make a master plan of what you would like to accomplish in the coming year(s). A goal is a dream with a deadline.
What if I told you that yes, sexism, ageism, racism all existed in the industry? Would you give up your dream? If you answered yes, that is the right decision because if you can be discouraged by an obstacle, you don't have the persistence it will take to make it. If you answered no, that is also the right decision because you will pursue your career no matter what the obstacles. Discrimination exists but it shouldn't stop you. The people who have skills that are in demand will find work.
Whether you are a traditional character animator or a character animator who uses the computer (remember, it's just a tool) you will need a portfolio. All companies whether they are feature film producers or video game producers want the same basic stuff. Here are guidelines to putting together a portfolio that will help you get interviews. Remember a portfolio is a sales tool, like a resume and demo reel. The purpose is to get you an interview which could lead to a job.
If you are thinking about continuing your education in animation, or planning to get some additional training, there are many important issues to consider. Like anything else, you'll need to devote some attention and time to make good decisions. Here is a comprehensive checklist for you to use as you research and evaluate different schools and educational programs.