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hiremytvadCareerBuilder is looking to you to make its next Super Bowl ad … and will give you $100,000 to do it!

That’s right. CareerBuilder is looking to job seekers to create its next TV spot because, after all, who knows job search better than the job seekers themselves?

If you win, CareerBuilder will produce your ad, send you on a trip for a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the commercial and air it during Super Bowl XLIV on February 7, 2010. Oh, and did we mention the $100,000 “paycheck”? Or the $50,000 runner-up prize?

All you have to do is go to http://www.hiremytvad.com/ and submit a 25-second video of your idea. Applications will be judged on: creativity, originality, entertainment value, performance level, humor and alignment with the CareerBuilder brand.

Want to know more? Check out the story in today’s Wall Street Journal and go to http://www.hiremytvad.com/ for full details and to enter.


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whitolivLast night on MTV’s The City, was a classic example of when one employee steals credit for another employee’s idea or work. Good girl Whitney and socialite Olivia, who work for fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg, were tasked with pulling outfits for the next cover of Elle magazine.

Olivia, as the project lead, and Whitney were supposed to suggest six outfits from the designer’s line. When Whitney pulled a jacket and shorts that she thought would be a winning look for cover model Jessica Alba, Olivia nixed it saying it was “too matchy-matchy.” Olivia reluctantly left the jacket in the mix.

Lo and behold, the look chosen for the cover was Whitney’s but Olivia took full credit and even gloated. And Whitney said nothing (although her eye rolling spoke a thousand words). She didn’t speak up as soon as Olivia usurped the credit and she didn’t call Olivia out in private.


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