The Ladder of Success….Don’t get stuck at the bottom!

Category : CAREER

Who are the most powerful women in the entertainment industry?  Four straight years in a row the #1 spot has been given to Anne Sweeney, former Co-Chairman of Disney.  She has since decided to hang up the towel and try her hand as a TV Director.  She is a wife and mom and somehow manages to do it all.  Anne began her career at Nickelodeon/Fox before joining Disney 18 years ago.  She has worked very hard to get where she is today.  Along the way she has won a variety of awards including The Muse Award from New York Women in Film & Television in 2004. Her kids are all grown up and out the house, which affords her the ability to pursue other passions.  Glancing through the list we see Oprah ranked at #8 and some other notable women including Sandra Bullock (some people say she is my twin although I beg to differ), Amy Pascal, and Abbe Raven.  Most of these women have worked tireless long hours and have climbed the corporate ladder of success.  If we look all the way to the bottom of the list at #100 we see a woman named Jill Leiderman.  She is the Executive Producer of “Jimmy Kimmel Live”.  She directs a crew of 200 and still has lots of energy.  Most nights she is home by 8:30pm spending time with her husband enjoying time in front of her DVR.  She knew at an early age she wanted to follow in her father’s footsteps and work in television.  She started in production with the Jon Stewart show where she demonstrated a knack for finding off-the-wall human-interest stories.  She then moved on to work for Letterman, scouting locations, booking guests and casting real people for bits.  No matter where you are on the list it proves hard work pays off.

 

In one of my favorite magazines, The Hollywood Reporter, I found a great article listing all 100 most powerful women in Entertainment.  Enjoy the read.  http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/list/hollywood-reporters-2013-women-entertainment-power-100-664497

photo; forbes.com


 

 

 

Until next time!

 

Mindy

Top Ten Companies Hiring This Week

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FOR THOSE IN SEARCH OF DIRECT HIRE JOBS, THESE COMPANIES ARE HIRING. AOL Jobs tracked down the top 10 companies hiring from sales to finance this week.

by, aol jobs staff 9/2014

1. Macy’s: 4,173 openings

The iconic department store is going strong after over 150 years of business, selling mid-price to high-end brands at some 800 locations across the country. Its headquarters are in Cincinnati, Ohio, but its flagship store is in the heart of Manhattan, N.Y.

Employee Review: “The management is competent. Employees are given a good discount and still able to use coupons. You can pick up more hours online when they become available.”*

2. Firestone Complete Auto: 3,992 openings

Firestone Complete Auto Care is a car maintenance chain that’s part of one of the oldest American tire companies. There are more than 1,600 locations nationwide that, along with selling and servicing tires, also do repairs and other kinds of work on cars.

Employee Review: “Higher than average compensation for retail, good camaraderie with co workers. Nice working for large company that you know will be there tomorrow. “*


3. Advantage Sales & Marketing: 3,404 openings

Advantage Sales & Marketing provides outsourced sales, merchandising, and marketing services to consumer goods and food product manufacturers and suppliers. Owning more than 65 offices in the US and Canada, ASM does merchandising for 1,200 clients — including Johnson & Johnson, Mars, Unilever, Energizer.

Employee Review: “Long lasting business, able to adapt to changes in market. Well thought out benefits plan, and flexible time off for both vacation and illness.”*

4. UnitedHealth Group: 3,010 openings


UnitedHealth Group currently provides health insurance services to more than 75 million people worldwide and is the largest insurance company of its kind in the U.S. With the onset of states’ participation in the Affordable Care Act, the Minnesota-based insurer “has remained especially vague on the number of systems in would participate in,” says The Motley Fool, “placing the number somewhere between 10 and 25.”

Employee Review: “Good, steady work. Great learning opportunities. Very little favoritism, you get ahead based on your own work. Work at home opportunities help on commuting costs. Great work-life balance, ample vacation time.”*


5. Liberty Tax Service: 2,918 openings

Liberty Tax Service of Virginia Beach, Va., started with five offices in the U.S. in 1998 after originating in Canada a year earlier. The tax-preparation service now has thousands of franchises across the U.S. and was named in 2012 as No. 7 on Forbes magazine’s list of “Top 20 Franchises for the Buck.”

Employee Review: “The training you receive will be useful in both a personal and professional capacity the rest of your life. They are a very flexible company with great values. … Its seasonal employment … other than the office manager.”*

6. AT&T: 2,799 openingsAT&T Logo
Wireless giant AT&T continues to hire in large volumes, as many customers upgrade their smartphones and purchase tablets that require LTE data plans. It recently announced that it will be adding more wireless subscribers than expected.

Employee Review: “Cutting edge technology, great opportunities for advancement, union representation for non-management.”*

Bakers Life and Casualty logo7. Bankers Life and Casualty: 2,746 openings

Founded in 1879, Bankers is a life and health insurance company that services the retirement market. It is based in Chicago, Ill., and operates in 275 offices nationwide. The financial company is a subsidiary of CNO Financial Group.

Employee Review: “For someone who wants a second career after the first big one, with more freedom, flexibility, etc. this is the place!”*

Verizon Wireless Logo8. Verizon Wireless: 2,539 openings

Verizon Wireless operates the largest mobile network in the United States. The Basking Ridge, New Jersey-based company is a subsidiary of Verizon Communications and Vodafone, although Verizon announced in September that it agreed to buy Vodafone’s 45 percent stake in the company for $130 billion. Expected to close in the first quarter of 2014, it is the third largest announced deal in the world, Reuters reported.

Employee Review: “The company has top drawer benefits for all employees and on the peer level, employees are united and very close knit, like family.”*

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9. PNC: 2,513 openings

Based in Pittsburgh, the regional bank operates over 2,700 branches in nineteen states and the District of Columbia. The company doubled in size in 2008 when it acquired National City, making it the fifth largest bank in the country.

Employee Review: “As a parent I am grateful for a company with a work life balance.”*

10. Dollar Tree: 1,990 openings

Dollar Tree, Inc. is an American chain of discount variety stores that sells items for $1. Each Dollar Tree stocks a variety of products including national, regional, and private-label brands. It is headquartered in Chesapeake, Virginia and operates 4,900 stores throughout the 48 contiguous U.S. states and Canada.

Employee Review: “The company offers pretty fair work life balance, decent benefits, freedom to make decisions, friendly customers, a good place to start your career.”*

 

 

 

 

*All employee reviews sourced from Glassdoor, a free jobs and career community that offers the world an inside look at jobs and companies. Reviews may have been edited for clarity.

CANUWORKTOMORROW Expands Their Services

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Bye Bye Babs!!!! We Salute an Amazing Icon With an Amazing Creer!!!

Category : CAREER, LATEST HEADLINES

 

Barbara Walters graduated Sarah Lawrence College in 1953 with a degree in English.  She landed her first job in journalism as the assistant to publicity director and republican activist
Tex McCary of WRCA-TV.  She then moved to CBS where she wrote material for the networks morning show.  In 1961 she was hired by NBC to work as a researcher and writer for The Today Show.  By 1964 Barbara became a staple of The Today Show starring alongside Hugh Downs and Frank McGee which earned her the nickname “Today Girl”.  She was on the show for 11 years at which time she honed her trademark probing interviewing technique.  In 1972 she established herself as a competent journalist and was chosen to be part of the press corps that accompanied President Nixon on his historical trip to China.  She won her first Daytime Entertainment Emmy award for best talk show host in 1975.  Her success is attributed to her uncanny ability to ask the questions the public would most like to hear and her ability not to alienate the people she interviews.  From 1979-2004 she worked as a cohost for ABC News Magazine 20/20 with Hugh Downs where she was a contributing anchor, reporter and correspondent. In 1997 she created and appeared as a cohost on The View and then just last week retired leaving behind an amazing legacy of a woman top in her field.  You can watch a CNN I have enclosed on her “Blessed Careerhttp://money.cnn.com/2014/05/15/news/companies/barbara-walters-retirement/.  What will she go on to do? Who knows?  What do you think?  We would love to hear your thoughts.

 

 

 

Mindy