The Star-Ledger:”Career advice to realize your inner Miss October”

Melissa Recine is a communications major at Pace University.

She is also a huge Taylor Swift fan.

So when the opportunity to appear on the Rachael Ray television show to get a makeover to look like Taylor Swift presented itself, she jumped at the chance.

When Recine entered the studio, however, she brought with her not only her dream of looking like her musical idol but also a résumé. After the show she took the opportunity to speak with the producer and ended up walking away with an internship on the show.

Luck can play a role in career success. However, to paraphrase Thomas Jefferson, “while I’m a great believer in luck, I find the harder I work the more of it I have.”

Veteran HR executive and career coach Lee E. Miller gives insight and examples on what we can do to help luck find us when we are looking for a job…  citing the example of how a Taylor Swift makeover on the Rachael Ray TV Show led to an internship for Pace’s Melissa Recine (shown right).

Read the article in The Star-Ledger

Watch the video  (Melissa is featured in the first ten minutes)