Linkedin Updates - Major Influencer Platform, Unpaid

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What's in it for us unpaid influencers? WPP is taking it on the chin. That's because "Mad Men" days are over. Marketers want influencers, not traditional advertising. For that they are willing to pay the big bucks.

Those Unpaid Interns: Risky business

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Craigslist help wanteds still carry myriad ads for unpaid interns. A number of disgruntled former unpaid interns had filed lawsuits - and won.   So risky this situation has appeared to Conde Nast that, after being sued, it had established the policy of not hiring unpaid interns.

Competing for Assignments/Jobs - Those Unpaid, Time-consuming Tests

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Recently a media outlet focused on the ad world demanded a three-hour unpaid test to compete for assignments paying $25 for a whole bunch of research and high word count. But, sometimes there's enough money and long-term opportunity to take those unpaid tests.

[Unpaid] Experience in Speechwriting

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Those in the Norfolk, Virginia area can break in through unpaid speechwriting for a local campaign.  "So how do I break into speechwriting?" " That's a question readers of this blog constantly ask.    Now I have a concrete answer.    We are our portfolios.    This will provide samples.    Here are the details.

Unpaid Interns/Bloggers: Is this a domestic Foxconn heating up?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Unpaid interns/bloggers are proving to be more trouble to organizations than the expenses they might be saving.  I look at the risk shareholders face when they invest in companies which contract with unpaid help. 

Nick Denton Named as Defendant in Unpaid-Intern Lawsuit against Gawker

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Three former unpaid interns have filed the lawsuit "Mark v Gawker Media LLC" contending that their internship violated standard labor laws regulating internships, reports BLOOMBERG.

Those 8000 new Huffington unpaid Patch bloggers: Develop niche expertise

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  According to Jeff Bercovici in FORBES , 8000 unpaid bloggers are being recruited by Huffington's hyper-local Patch.    Our mirror neurons or that part of our wiring which is the platform for human empathy are not working overtime on this one. 

Writers: How you/your school can talk employers into unpaid internships

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The problem is that the new Department of Labor regulations on those unpaid internships make it illegal for organizations to use us as regular interns without paying us.  But there are ways that we or our school can configure the internship in order to have organizations allow us in - unpaid.  Experience, along with contacts, is the new game. 

Here's the deal: Paid greeter at Wal-Mart or Unpaid Public Affairs Intern at Columbia Law School

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There is a growing controversy: Should someone gain workplace experience by seeking out paid work, any kind, or by taking an unpaid internship in a prestigious institution.    It is seeking an unpaid Intern for its Public Affairs, 10 to 20 hours a week.    The latter, of course, provides access to power and that could be useful if you are young and attractive.

The Power of Using Crowdsourcing for Product Development

Speaker Launcher

By definition it means to obtain information or input into a particular task or project by enlisting the services of a number of people, either paid or unpaid, typically via the Internet. Crowdsourcing is one of those buzzwords we all hear tossed around these days.

2016 77

InsideDailyBrief - Corridor of Shame

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It has become standard to warn those considering applying for an assignment or a job that the process will entail actual work - unpaid. Unpaid. At the front end, applicants should be alerted that they will have to invest unpaid actual work in the application.

2016 63

Talent Inc. - Beware

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

I do not take unpaid test assignments. Had I been warned at the beginning of the application that an unpaid test was part of the process I wouldn't have even started with it. Talent Inc. posted a help-wanted for a resume writer on Flex Jobs. 

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I don’t attend conferences where speakers don’t get paid

More than PowerPoint...

But, still, I’ll hear unpaid speakers say, “No, wait. By taking an unpaid engagement, the privileged person silences the voices of people I want to hear from the most. Who’s making bank on unpaid labor? I give up. Starting today, on #EqualPayDay — I won’t pay to go to business conferences where speakers don’t get paid. The conference organizers will pay for the room and the food.

TruConversion - It's Really Trying to Pull This (the business of Congress to investigate)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The second issue is: Should a content player be engaged in encouraging doing unpaid work? No, producing an unpaid sample of what you might be able to do for an employer or client is not unethical all the time. Click on this help-wanted on ProBlogger - Jobs by TruConversion.

2016 68

Ghosting - Happening in Gig Economy, Also

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For the second one he was to research and write, unpaid, a 1,500 guide about re-thinking the 4% rule. For those who are adept at marketing and sales, there is usually no good reason to perform unpaid work. And, yes, do unpaid work versus a block/delete.  Liberal media outlets have gleefully covered an emerging stick-it-to-employers phenomenon. That's  ghosting.    The employer arranges an interview or even sets a start-to-work date.

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Blogging: Do it right like Outten and Golden and business/national media will come

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  An example of blogging done just right is Unpaid Interns Lawsuit.     For the law firm Outten and Golden, it brings in plenty of business for its litigation niche fighting for justice for interns who go unpaid, allegedly in violation of labor laws.

Lifehack, et al. - Read through Application Before Applying

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No, not every help-wanted ad has this kind of demand for unpaid work. BTW, I have found that frequently it is the kind of help-wanted which demands unpaid work which does not mention in the ad itself the level of compensation.

2016 56

Ivanka Trump - Is she her sister's keeper?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As Vanity Fair reports, G-III only provides unpaid 12-week maternity leave to employees. Is Ivanka Trump her sister's keeper? Yes, since she created that signature for herself at the RNC.    Therefore, it's puzzling that her company partners with G-III. That's a manufacturing and distribution enterprise which has been licensing her brand since 2012. That is the legal minimum.    Should Trump use her power to change this policy?

Digital Writer Offers To Work For This Blog For Free

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So, no, I am not going to offer unpaid work to the man who contacted me. No, I won't take advantage of "it." " The "it" could be a passion for blogging or simple desperation to gain exposure.

2015 68

Ad Tech - Today Don Draper Would Be Chief Marketing Technologist

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For this reason, the leadership, the rank and file content providers and those unpaid worker bees who write for free for exposure at Huffington Post should be worried. Those unpaid writers will have to move on to another setting to work for nada.

2015 76

"What Happened" By Hillary Clinton - Books Keep Personalities in Limelight

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's if they have a seasoned publicist with the contacts to get them media interviews, paid or unpaid speaking engagements, and published reviews. Last night on "The Late Show" was Bernie Sanders. His new book is "Guide to a Political Revolution."

2017 52

Paige Moody Bisher - Suicide Seemed Like the Answer

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Meanwhile he was on unpaid leave. For embezzling more than a million dollars Paige Moody Bisher faced a long prison sentence. It could have been life. She didn't know. Instead of waiting to find out she fatally shot herself in a shopping plaza in Texas.

2018 52

Cover Letters - Tell Them What You Can Accomplish for Them and How

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

If not, because you have been unemployed, get new ones by doing unpaid assignments. Cover letters are the most important sales pitch those searching for jobs, contract assignments, and clients will ever make. Your living depends on their success.

2018 56

Chipotle Can't Catch a Break, Not in Court of Law, Not in Court of Public Opinion

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The obstacles include unpaid maternity leave at G-III. A jury awarded former Chipotle employee, Doris Garcia Hernandez, $550,000 in a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit.

2016 56

Channeling Jack McCoy - Points of Law & StrastasCorp's Romeo Spino, BMG's Rodney Burrell

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At issue is an unpaid invoice, dated September 27, 2017, with N15 day. That is why I have made this unpaid invoice a matter I am sharing, at the present time,  with my devoted blog readers, U.S.

2017 52

AOL: Judge tosses lawsuit filed by dummies who blogged for free

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  I refer to them as dummies because, as with unpaid serial interns, they rarely get anywhere laboring in the digital vineyards for nada.    Unpaid work is of a lot less value than paid work.  "Tasini v.

Donald Trump - Should he yank the account from Jones Day (and hire Saul Goodman)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That is, unpaid.  Smirks. That's the universal response to the outing of Jones Day as in the front lines of legally representing the interests of illegal immigrants. Simultaneously, two of its partners are serving Donald Trump's Make America Great Again campaign.

2016 56

Det. Robert Goren Hammered, "It's the Question" - My 2 Questions about Romeo Spino at StrastasCorp, Rodney Burrell at BMG

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The amount of the unpaid invoice, dated September 27, 2017, with N15 day, is peanuts: $1,125. That is why I have made this unpaid invoice an issue I am sharing with my devoted blog readers, U.S.

2017 52

Please, Law Enforcement, Shut Tessa Paloma Down

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  For those hungry enough, there will be unpaid work for a month. The header on this Los Angeles section of Craigslist help-wanted contains the illegal term "young." " Here you read that ad for social media wizards.

Higher Education and Abuse of Power - Now, John Jay Under Scrutiny

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Students can become unpaid work slaves.  On television fictional crime series such as "Law & Order SUV" there are episodes about dirty cops. Now that script is allegedly playing out in real life.    This time the story is about "dirty" professors. The setting is John Jay College of Criminal Justice, based in Manhattan and supported by tax payer money.

2018 40

Vanity Fair Lays Off Six, Following Cutting 15 Last February

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In more ads there is the requirement that the applicant do unpaid work as a "sample." Will the paywall it erected trigger many more layoffs at Vanity Fair? Only time will tell. Meanwhile, today it cut six more employees, mostly from the print side. Last February it laid off 15.

2018 52

The one habit you have to change to be a better speaker

Speak Schmeak

One of the most difficult habits to change for part-time or unpaid speakers (those of you who speak occasionally as part of your job or for community events) is the habit of not practicing, or waiting until the last minute to practice a presentation.

2011 217

Craigslist (Temp) Help-Wanted - Gaming The System, Part 1

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For example, there is a continual call for unpaid interns, despite the lawsuits won by former unpaid interns against brandname enterprises like the "Charlie Rose Show" and Conde Nast. The non-hustlers among us don't bother checking out Craigslist help-wanted.

2014 61

Manhattan PR - Fewer Jobs, More Internships

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  A cunning organizer would establish a collective bargaining something for the surging number of interns, paid and unpaid, in the public relations industry.  The last full-time employee in a Manhattan public relations firm, shut off the light.    A performance art maestro can stage a 90-second event in Grand Central.    You bet, the interns will have the media contacts to cover that.

Goldilocks - Patron Saint for Class of 2018

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And, some contact me for  unpaid internships after they receive their degrees. Goldilocks didn't care what others thought - even if the "they" were supposedly powerful (.e.g. bears). She totally focused on her goal.

2018 52

Self-Confidence - Too Often, Career-Killer

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

I turned the unpaid invoice over to a collection agency. In the mid-1970s, I first spotted the syndrome: Those with the most self-confidence often were those who peaked in their professional life prematurely. The market for college humanities professors had collapsed.

2018 52

The Power Of Not Responding - Post-Oprah, Robert Scoble Era

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A prospect for our business emails a nasty request for us to submit an unpaid 800-word blog post on motivating members of the sales team. Silence casts spells. Being too eager to have a conversation about whatever marks us as less valuable.

2015 65

Joshua Bryce Newman - Power Of Cool In Digital Era

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

If they had, reports Matthew Goldstein in The New York Times, they would have become aware of the "lawsuits that have been filed against Mr. Newman or companies he controls [and that] he has a history of bouncing checks, unpaid debts and misrepresented intentions." Cool is a selling tool some lucky businesspeople get to leverage. Among them seems to be Joshua Bryce Newman.

2015 50

The one habit you have to change to be a better speaker

Speak Schmeak

One of the most difficult habits to change for part-time or unpaid speakers (those of you who speak occasionally as part of your job or for community events) is the habit of not practicing, or waiting until the last minute to practice a presentation.

2011 168

David Messerschmitt - Confirmed He Was Living Sustained Double Life

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yet, this same man had to understand that recreational sex, paid and unpaid, was high risk.

2015 61

Guest post: The Woman Speaker Slot

The Eloquent Woman

There’s plenty to be said on fixing the problem of poor representation of women in tech, but there is one thing I am relatively certain will not fix anything, and that is asking women to do extra unpaid work.

2015 81

It's not about luck

Speak Schmeak

They practice, they seek out opportunities wherever they can, they take unpaid gigs, and they do what they have to do to get as much experience and feedback as possible. Download audio here. As a companion piece to yesterday's post about excuses , I want to talk about luck.

2010 141

Paternity Leave - Still Throws Shade on a Career

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Yes, the federal Family and Medical Leave Act mandates 12 week of unpaid leave. For the second time, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg will be taking paternity leave. Although Facebook allows 4months leave, he'll take only 2.

2017 52