51 min

Recruiter's Tips on How to Land (& Keep) Your Dream Gig The Brooklyn Boardroom with J. Christopher

    • TV & Film

Netflix Talent Acquisition Executive, Erica Sewell, walks us through everything she's learned from her 20+ years in the business. Her advice on how to land (& keep) your dream gig comes at an ideal time as many struggle to find, and maintain, steady work in the COVID-19 era.
Erica Sewell is a creative talent leader with a diverse work history in the realms of entertainment, technology, higher education, foundation, arts, music, digital media, fashion, and retail. She has professional experience in Talent, Global Recruitment, Development, Creative Partnerships, Employer Branding, Inclusion & Diversity, and Program Management. Erica currently works in Talent Acquisition at Netflix.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericasewell1/
TIMECODED DISCUSSION THEMES
1:32 Background - How Erica found her place in Content Creative Talent Acquisition at Netflix
5:28 Work Culture – How the work environments in fashion, agencies, and Netflix compare
9:45 Voicing an Opinion - How much to say and when to say it
10:32 Unexpected Career Paths – How a job can be different than you might've expected 
12:20 On Diversity & Inclusion – Inclusivity in the entertainment industry
15:25 Socioeconomics - Comparing the number of African Americans on screen vs. in the boardroom
16:25 On Privilege - The financial burden of attempting to be a successful black executive
19:13 Recruiting Skills – The importance of being well versed in the key areas
23:50 On Recruiting – The type of personality recruiters look for when hiring 
26:00 The Right One –  Common traits to look for when you found the right person for the job
31:00 The Work Competition - Pitfalls people fall into when working next to powerful and smart colleagues
33:11 On Mentoring - The importance of finding a mentor or a friend in the industry
34:48 On Geography – Industry relationships in NY vs. in LA
37:29 On Politics - How to survive a politically charged environment 
38:58 Toxic Situations - How to properly deal with toxic situations
43:00 COVID-19 – Ways to adapt to the pandemic and build important relationships online
49:12 Workshop - Tips when reentering the workforce and resume workshops

Netflix Talent Acquisition Executive, Erica Sewell, walks us through everything she's learned from her 20+ years in the business. Her advice on how to land (& keep) your dream gig comes at an ideal time as many struggle to find, and maintain, steady work in the COVID-19 era.
Erica Sewell is a creative talent leader with a diverse work history in the realms of entertainment, technology, higher education, foundation, arts, music, digital media, fashion, and retail. She has professional experience in Talent, Global Recruitment, Development, Creative Partnerships, Employer Branding, Inclusion & Diversity, and Program Management. Erica currently works in Talent Acquisition at Netflix.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericasewell1/
TIMECODED DISCUSSION THEMES
1:32 Background - How Erica found her place in Content Creative Talent Acquisition at Netflix
5:28 Work Culture – How the work environments in fashion, agencies, and Netflix compare
9:45 Voicing an Opinion - How much to say and when to say it
10:32 Unexpected Career Paths – How a job can be different than you might've expected 
12:20 On Diversity & Inclusion – Inclusivity in the entertainment industry
15:25 Socioeconomics - Comparing the number of African Americans on screen vs. in the boardroom
16:25 On Privilege - The financial burden of attempting to be a successful black executive
19:13 Recruiting Skills – The importance of being well versed in the key areas
23:50 On Recruiting – The type of personality recruiters look for when hiring 
26:00 The Right One –  Common traits to look for when you found the right person for the job
31:00 The Work Competition - Pitfalls people fall into when working next to powerful and smart colleagues
33:11 On Mentoring - The importance of finding a mentor or a friend in the industry
34:48 On Geography – Industry relationships in NY vs. in LA
37:29 On Politics - How to survive a politically charged environment 
38:58 Toxic Situations - How to properly deal with toxic situations
43:00 COVID-19 – Ways to adapt to the pandemic and build important relationships online
49:12 Workshop - Tips when reentering the workforce and resume workshops

51 min