Clothes horse.

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7:00 pm to 7:00 am. To be fair, I’m sure a 12-hour video shoot isn’t bad for a first timer. But that’s how my first ‘professional’ camera time happened. In partnership with Banana Republic, CareerBuilder created a series of videos for job seekers that paired job search and workplace wardrobe tips from our pals at The Everygirl.

When I eagerly & crazily pitched them the idea to create video content, I had no idea what I was in for. All of the planning of the campaign contest itself, including social, site and email support – much less to figure out how to get a production crew in line with a team from San Francisco flying to Chicago and two new bloggers thrown into the mix who hadn’t really been brought up to speed before the filming began. Trust me – it was a lot. But I loved every minute of it.

It was a great experience: getting to basically coordinate the entire shoot, preparing the scripts, corralling our talent and keeping everyone on task and of course…being one of the stars. I really enjoy this ‘performance’ part of my job and if you want to see more videos that I’ve been in – including the BR clips – mosey over to this post.

We also were put in touch with the creative director at Banana Republic for content on our job seeker blog. You can check out the articles below:

How to build a timeless work wardrobe on a budget

How to dress for an interview

Workplace wardrobe rules

Transitional wardrobe tips for workers on the go

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