nce from my East LA days working in the barrios where surviving the significant gang violence there requires a skill set only inner city youth get a free education in survival training or...die trying. Unfortunately many join a blood-in/blood-out relationship within gang and end up in prison, but I digress.
Olmos is a hero of sorts because he escaped it, the Barrio, by succeeding as an athlete, musician and as an actor, stage and screen, in the entertainment business. What's unique about Olmos is that he always comes back to the neighborhood to motivate youngsters to aspire to something better. Since I worked in a minority community based organization I got to see Olmos in action as a mentor, role model and a decent individual.
His acting exposure had a slow start because parts for Hispanic actors were very limited--but he did have the good fortune to appear in roles that did earn him fame and infamy (plus a Golden Globe, an Emmy and a Best Actor nomination for an Academy Award) when you think of: Blade Runner; Zoot Suit; Star Trek; Talent for the Game; Miami Vice; Stand and Deliver; Selena; The Taking of Pelham One Two Three; and Battle Star Galactica to name a few.
Sorry for the sidebar, but seeing his presence in Dexter is certainly good for him and for Dexter, in my view.…
greater pile of heartbreak. Dashed hopes, rising bills and now, not too far away- the hills are on fire, literally. This certainly feels like hell.
What do you say to someone that has followed all your suggestions, that has done his homework, that is a good man..., but just can't seem to catch a break. John got a job at the Magic Kingdom within the first few weeks of living here. He was the guy cleaning up after us, the thousands of daily visitors, and yet, they still called him a cast member. Thriving at the happiest place on earth is a little more difficult than one might think. Especially when you see your dream slip through your fingers one sweep stroke at a time. He left his ears at the gate after six months. John is first an actor. Not your typical actor though, he actually does what a director tells him to do and doesn't try to give reasons why or blame others for the choices he made. He just says ok when given direction. OK. Of course, most actors have dreams of making it big, of surviving auditions, of actually being paid for their craft. Their very little chance of this happening. It is only slightly more difficult for an astronaut to get a moon gig, than it is for an actor to get a paying gig. That gig has not been the focus of his year long job search - he has been looking for a real job. Anything. I sat across from John the other night and listened to his dreadful story of student loans, car loans, stacking credit card bills, as he uttered the hushed words of bankruptcy. Angst bannered his face and without asking for help, he told of what will happen if her is unable to find a job quickly. It is a familiar tale. LinkedIn, craigslist, temp agencies, want ads, job boards, recruiters telling him to get lost, and close to thirty interviews. No offers. No jobs.
I jumped in the deep end on this one and sent out a "vulnerable" email to my local network. I told his story and vouched for him. By mid-morning, I had received 10 replies with suggestions and job openings in the area. And the emails are still coming in. Like millions of job seekers, his resume makes him look like a job hopper. Yes, he is struggling. Yes, he is angry..., but I saw it. That glimmer of hope. That may just be enough to get him through the next go-round. Just maybe. by rayannethorn .…
p; "more than" would be more grammatically correct)
Responsible for (just tell what you "did" not what you were "supposed" to do)
Career objective (don't care what you want to be when you grow up)
Award-winning (what award? Best actor Oscar, CEO of the year, 3rd grade citizen of the month)
Each bullet starting w/ managed, created, produced, directed, over and over and over again as if they only know three verbs.
ust bow and quiver.
- Old architects never die, they just lose their structures.
- Old bankers never die, they just lose interest.
- Old basketball players never die, they just go on dribbling.
- Old beekeepers never die, they just buzz off.
- Old bookkeepers never die, they just lose their figures.
- Old bosses never die, much as you want them to.
- Old cashiers never die, they just check out.
- Old chauffeurs never die, they just lose their drive.
- Old chemists never die, they just fail to react.
- Old cleaning people never die, they just kick the bucket.
- Old cooks never die, they just get deranged.
- Old daredevils never die, they just get discouraged.
- Old deans never die, they just lose their faculties.
- Old doctors never die, they just lose their patience.
- Old electricians never die, they just lose contact.
- Old farmers never die, they just go to seed.
- Old garagemen never die, they just retire.
- Old hackers never die, they just go to bits.
- Old hardware engineers never die, they just cache in their chips.
- Old hippies never die, they just smell that way.
- Old horticulturists never die, they just go to pot.
- Old hypochondriacs never die, they just lose their grippe.
- Old investors never die, they just roll over.
- Old journalists never die, they just get de-pressed.
- Old knights in chain mail never die, they just shuffle off their metal coils.
- Old laser physicists never die, they just become incoherent.
- Old lawyers never die, they just lose their appeal.
- Old limbo dancers never die, they just go under.
- Old mathematicians never die, they just disintegrate.
- Old milkmaids never die, they just lose their whey.
- Old ministers never die, they just get put out to pastor...
- Old musicians never die, they just get played out.
- Old number theorists never die, they just get past their prime.
- Old numerical analysts never die, they just get disarrayed.
- Old owls never die, they just don't give a hoot.
- Old pacifists never die, they just go to peaces.
- Old perfessers never die, they just lose their class.
- Old photographers never die, they just stop developing.
- Old pilots never die, they just go to a higher plane.
- Old policemen never die, they just cop out.
- Old preachers never die, they just ramble on, and on, and on, and on....
- Old printers never die, they're just not the type.
- Old programmers never die, they just branch to a new address.
- Old programming wizards never die, they just recurse.
- Old quarterbacks never die, they just pass away.
- Old schools never die, they just lose their principals.
- Old sculptors never die, they just lose their marbles.
- Old seers never die, they just lose their vision.
- Old sewage workers never die, they just waste away.
- Old skateboarders never die, they just lose their bearings.
- Old sailors never die, they just get a little dingy.
- Old Soldiers never die. Young ones do.
- Old steelmakers never die, they just lose their temper.
- Old students never die, they just get degraded.
- Old tanners never die, they just go into hiding.
- Old typists never die, they just lose their justification.
- Walt Disney didn't die. He's in suspended animation.
- Old white water rafters never die, they just get disgorged.
- Old wrestlers never die, they just lose their grip.…
that? ;) it's just another word for Twitters who meet up for those who are not familiar with Twitter. If you are around tomorrow, join us! Here is Dave Jack's twitter tweet -
#tweetupNYC third party and independent recruiters encouraged to attend. 12/23 McSorleys NYC 5:30 PM http://www.mcsorleysnewyork...
purpose: to get together, socialize and network.
tweetup nyc! - planned for tues 12/23 at mcsorely's old ale house
from 5pm and on who knows when it will end ;P
location suggestion by
steve @stevelevyotbc from recruitingblogs.com and I hear the place rocks! ;) thanks steve!
twitters, pr, recruiters, new marketing media types,social media addicts, tech geeks, fashion peeps, #gno gals, bloggers on recruitingblogs, job seekers, entrepreneurs, and did I forget comedians and actors? LOL ~ funny peeps def! ~ and passionate peeps definitely welcome!
curious? come! bring your friends...See you there!…