This week on GET TO WORK, check yourself before you wreck yourself — sage advice for those seeking employment. Aged convict Danny hopes to earn back his family’s trust. And will a bad attitude mean another pink slip for Dariush? Meanwhile, if Stacey can’t provide for his family, he’ll lose them. This week’s tip may seem obvious, but it bears repeating.
Struggling fashion designer Prajje Jean-Baptiste is going to be facing several challenges tonight, as Joe Zee strives to save this once successful line from ruin. Joe appreciates Prajje’s bold use of color, but trying to do both women’s and menswear has left the designer unfocused and out of touch. When he previews his latest collection, Joe doesn’t see a single outfit anybody would want to wear.
Think you’ve heard all of Joe Zee’s legendary one-liners? Then sign in to Facebook and take Joe Zee’s Tough Love Quiz! Don’t worry, we’ve provided plenty of help in video form so you can watch Joe dish it out to designers in need of a little kick in the you-know-what. Try for the perfect score and share your results with your friends!
Article: Top 10 interview dos and don'ts
Chances are, you or someone you care about has struggled to find work lately. There’s no question that it’s a tough market. That’s why you need to give yourself every advantage — what can you do (and what should you avoid) when you go in for an interview? Strive’s lead job-trainer Rob Smith and his staff share insights on how you — just like the down-and-out unemployed citizens featured in the Sundance Channel series GET TO WORK — can make the right impression and land a job.
Fashion guru and ELLE Creative Director Joe Zee is back in action this week for a new season of fashion rehab in ALL ON THE LINE WITH JOE ZEE, premiering tonight at 9P on Sundance Channel. This week, Joe has his hands full when he agrees to help struggling menswear line Unruly Heir. After initially hitting it big with their outlaw prep style, partners Joey and John partied away their profits instead of investing in quality and professionalism. Joe Zee throws them a lifeline when he has them design a tuxedo for Mario Lopez to wear during Extra’s coverage of the Emmys. But will their lack of preparation and finishing turn this opportunity from red carpet to black eye?
This week on GET TO WORK, you’ll meet Cesar, who has just been released from prison and hopes to get his 1-year-old son back in his life. That won’t happen until he finds — and keeps — a job. Will a lack of confidence stand in the way of his dream? Newly sober Janielle wants to stay on the right path by entering the workforce, but will the pressure of Strive lead to a relapse? And homeless veteran Audrea has been through the tough test of basic training but never a program quite like this. The only thing holding her back now is her attitude. She has a choice: Change her behavior or get the boot.
Yesterday was a whirlwind day for the star of Sundance Channel’s ALL ON THE LINE WITH JOE ZEE! First he appeared on Good Morning America to help unveil the new look created for anchor Lara Spencer by designer Prajje Jean-Baptiste — and share a sneak peek of the upcoming episode in which Prajje is featured.
The third season of Sundance Channel’s critically acclaimed series ALL ON THE LINE WITH JOE ZEE premieres Monday at 9P — and we’re already excited about the eighth and final fashion label to be featured this season: The Nicole Richie Collection.
There’s already been plenty of buzz about the biggest movies to emerge from the Venice Film Festival thus far — if you haven’t heard of them yet, you will soon enough. There’s Terrence Malick’s typically abstruse TO THE WONDER; Spike Lee’s Michael Jackson tribute BAD 25; Paul Thomas Anderson’s Scientology-inspired THE MASTER; and our own Robert Redford’s THE COMPANY YOU KEEP.
Article: Top 10 world's greatest underdogs
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Everyone loves an underdog, right? They’re the people who manage to make something out of nothing by transforming themselves — and the world along the way. From tenth-century Japanese courtesans to twentieth-century chess sensations, it’s the underdogs and their uncompromising internal will that we remember in the history books, not the people who gave up or left the work to someone else.
Tonight on GET TO WORK (10P), job trainers Rob and Chase help unemployed people change their lives. Former car thief Helen hopes a fresh start will earn back her daughter’s trust. Brian’s arrogance may get him voted out of class. And Quincy’s temper flares up after a drug test.
Article: Top 10 recession-proof jobs
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It’s tricky to predict what industries are impervious to a recession. Even organized labor’s future seems uncertain in ways. But here are a few jobs, off the beaten path, that have proven to keep workers afloat during stressful times, like the ones we’re experiencing right now. See if any of them speak to you.
Article: Friends forever on PUSH GIRLS
What a wild ride it’s been this season on PUSH GIRLS, and who else is super excited about the season two renewal? We hope that you laughed, cried, learned and loved with us over the course of this season, and along the way, maybe some of your ideas about living with disability were broken down, too. What stands out about Auti, Angela, Tiphany, Mia and Chelsie isn’t their chairs: It’s their personalities and the strong bonds among them.
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What does it take to land a job — and keep it? The new Sundance Channel series GET TO WORK examines following down-and-out unemployed citizens as they try to pick their lives back up, find work and unlock their potential. But in this environment, almost anyone can relate to this struggle. To help in this process, Assistant Director of Career Services at Strive Katherine Strickle shares 10 critical skills to make you indispensable.
On tonight’s GET TO WORK (10:30P), three jobless people face their troubled pasts. Ivan’s American dream is now a nightmare. Alicia grew up mistreated, but needs a dose of humility to get the help she needs. And homeless addict Patrick must graduate or lose his family’s trust for good.
Tonight on PUSH GIRLS, you’ll get a glimpse of a major ongoing accessibility problem: people with disabilities trying to hail cabs in the Big Apple. It’s an uphill battle — New York’s taxi problem is notorious among disabled transit users — and some people are working to change that. Activists in New York have been fighting for decades now for accessible taxis, through negotiations, court cases and protests.
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We hate to admit it, but life is tough. To persevere, rise above and truly succeed, a very simple choice must be made every day: Am I going to do what it takes to take care of myself and those around me, or am I not? It may feel like that decision gets harder and harder in light of new challenges that present themselves day after day, but the choice always remains our own. The brand new Sundance Channel series GET TO WORK examines this process, following down-and-out unemployed citizens as they try to pick their lives back up, find work and unlock their forgotten potential.
Sundance Channel’s one-of-a-kind weekly interview series is back! Adam Goldberg, Busy Philipps, Kristin Bauer, Jason Ritter and more celebrities will share their most cherished childhood memorabilia and mementos in the irreverent, in-depth, critically acclaimed series THE MORTIFIED SESSIONS, returning for a second season on Monday, October 8 at 10P.
We got to see not one but two of our fabulous strong women pushing for the finish line this week, bringing some serious push girl spirit to competition against able-bodied athletes in the pool and on a 5k marathon. Mia and Tiphany both had their ups and downs, but they accomplished something important: They proved to themselves that they had what it took to finish. And sometimes, proving something to yourself is the hardest thing to do.
Physical fitness has been a thread for Mia and Tiphany throughout this season; remember how we saw them working out in the very first episode? These ladies are seriously ripped; you have to be to push a manual chair, especially in the rough environment of the Los Angeles streets. It’s not surprising to see Tiphany astounding an able-bodied fitness class with her muscular upper body or Mia yanking the weight of herself and her chair up over a curb one-handed.
Article: PUSH GIRLS renewed for season two!
Sundance Channel is pleased to announce that the widely acclaimed PUSH GIRLS — which airs Mondays at 10P — has been renewed for a second season, to premiere in 2013. PUSH GIRLS follows the lives of five beautiful, intelligent and inspiring women as they challenge society’s perception of what life is like in a wheelchair. The Los Angeles Times said, “Once in a great while a show comes along to remind us that there are wonderful and valuable things the reality genre can do that scripted shows simply cannot. PUSH GIRLS is one of those shows.”
Article: Pushing your way to slow parenting
First there was slow food. Now there’s slow parenting. Susan Sachs Lipman decided she was fed up with the hectic life of modern-day parenting, and it was time for her and her family to take a time out. In a world with a gajillion parenting styles, hers stands out as both revolutionary and a return to old ways: To build family relationships, try spending time as a family. I’ve got parenting on the brain this week, and you’ll see why when you tune in for tonight’s PUSH GIRLS, so I was particularly interested to learn more about Lipman’s approach.
Article: GET TO WORK: Attitude matters
Are you ready to roll up your sleeves? I’m certainly feeling like it after watching the inaugural episode of GET TO WORK. This week we got to meet the core team at Second Chance, which partners with the national organization Strive to get people back to work — especially if they’ve had some rough knocks in life.
Article: PUSH GIRLS: Everyone hates moving
What a week on PUSH GIRLS! We got to see Chelsie hit the stage with her dad, and Mia finally moved out of her antiquated apartment and into some sweet new digs. But, as most of us know, the problem with moving is, well, the moving part. Everyone hates moving, because it’s a huge pain in the patootie, whether you’re seated or standing. But, as Mia herself reminded us, eventually everyone has to move on, and when you change something radical in your life, it can open up something new, too.
Article: Push girls on the Huffington Post!
You’ve seen the fabulous push girls onscreen, but did you know you can read them in print, too? Mia, Auti, Angela and Tiphany have been talking up a storm over on The Huffington Post, with a lot of great insights and expansions on what you see on PUSH GIRLS. If you haven’t yet checked them out on HuffPo, here’s a sample of what they have to say…
What makes a push girl? Push girls are strong, independent women with a fierce determination to go for what they want and not let anyone tell them otherwise. Push girls are funny, loyal to their friends, and always ready for the next big adventure. They’re teen activists, Paralympic athletes, politicians and everything in between. And when they hear “can’t,” they say “watch me.” Being a push girl isn’t about your ability status or background: It’s about what you make of yourself.