Learning Your Craft | Career Angles

I am a fan of the AMC series, “Better Call Saul.” The people who are involved with the series also have a podcast to share some of the things that aren’t obvious from the show with those of us who are fans.

One of the people on this show was someone who was the director of this episode of “Better Call Saul” who worked with the creators as a production assistant on their previous series, “Breaking Bad.” He was a gofer.

Go for this.

Go for that.

He tells a quick story about how he was able to bring one of the show developers ice cream from Dairy Queen without it melting. Years later, the is directing an episode of their most recent season.

He didn’t work with them on Breaking Bad forever.

You worked hard and what he is asked to do.

He began to develop his craft while working on the set of that show.

He went elsewhere to learn and experience more and stayed in touch periodically.

More than 10 years passed and is back directing.

In our times, people are unwilling to develop their craft and stay in touch and return to working at a previous organization for a previous manager.

They forget to stay in contact.

They don’t simply burn bridges behind emotionally; they incinerate them.

You can see what might happen in this case if you don’t do that.


Ⓒ The Big Game Hunter, Inc., Asheville, NC 2020


Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1700 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

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