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NBC: Cancel Donald Trump's SNL appearance!

“Donald Trump’s racist, misogynist, and anti-immigrant rhetoric shouldn’t have a place in our mainstream society. Even his fellow Republicans have called him out on for his outrageous comments and actions. NBC however seems to think otherwise, rewarding Trump’s behavior by letting him host Saturday Night Live.

After Trump made his racist and anti-immigrant comments at his presidential campaign launch, NBC originally cut off all ties with him. They released this statement: “At NBC, respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values. Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBCUniversal is ending its business relationship with Mr. Trump.” NBC’s most recent move shows the only thing NBC values is ratings.

NBC must take a clear stand and show they will not reward Trump’s outrageous and offensive behavior by letting him host an iconic show like SNL. If respect and dignity for all people is truly a value held by NBC, they will dump Trump as an SNL host.

SNL is one of the most popular late-night sketch comedy shows of all time. Putting Trump on SNL legitimizes him and his views as mainstream. From calling Mexican immigrants “rapists” to his inexcusable treatment of women, Trump has brought incivility and a circus side-show to the presidential race. It is time to take away the spotlight.

We demand that Donald Trump is dropped as a guest host for SNL. There are plenty of great and talented people who can host who have not used hatred and lies to get attention. Blatant racism, sexism, and hostility towards immigrants are and will never be a laughing matter. People like Trump do not belong on the SNL stage.”


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Tips for Interviewing and Resumes for Technical Theatre Jobs

Interviewing

First things first: Before you go into an interview know that it goes both ways. You’re not the only one in the hot spot or being interviewed but you are also interviewing the company. The company is getting to know you as much as you are getting to know the company so ask questions about the daily work environment or about the season of the theatre.

The 4 things the interviewer wants to know about you

1. Can you do this job?

2. Do you have the skills for this job or are you a quick enough learner for this job?

3. Do you want this job? 

4. Are you going to drive your potential co-workers crazy?

 It helps to think about what would you want to hear if you were interviewing.

If you have a phone interview: have your resume out in front of you, still dress up you will act differently in pj’s than in slacks and a blazer, go somewhere quiet so the interviewer is able to hear you clearly, and lastly think of the words you want the interviewer to take away from you because in a phone interview words are your greatest weapon, because you can’t shake the interviewer’s hand and the interviewer can’t see your body language or expressions.

How to prepare for an interview:

-Research the company, know about their mission statement and history 

-Practice answering questions out loud with someone

-Before you go into the room to interview step into the restroom and stretch out your arms and legs and hold it for 10 seconds. Sounds crazy but it gets you pumped up and ready.

After an interview send the interviewer(s) a nice thank you note either through mail or email no matter how the interview went.

Resumes/CV

An interviewer will only take a few seconds to look over your resume so here are some tips to make an impression

  • Resumes should have who you are (your name and contact info), what you do (stage manager, designer, etc.) and headings (experience). 
  • Resumes should be clean and neat 
  • Your resume should have plenty of margin space and have readable font (stay away from industrial font). 
  • Remember to have your business cards match your resume. 
  • When you go into an interview have multiple copies of your resume to hand out interviews