Tune in to Episode #85: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher

Get ready to be inspired by this episode! We’re taking a cue from celebrities and their audition stories to explore how we can apply their tenacity to job hunting. We’re diving into the similarities between auditions and job searches, and uncovering practical tips that can help you stand out in a crowded job market. Whether you’re just starting out or a seasoned pro, this episode is packed with inspirational wisdom and valuable advice that will help you on your job search journey. So, let’s get ready to help you land that dream job!

“I didn’t tell anyone but I made a self-tape. I did five scenes as Roy. I emailed it when I left. I said: ‘Look, I’ve had a wonderful time. I’ve been thinking that I think I can play Roy. I think I really get it.'”

– Brett Goldstein about how he got cast as Roy Kent

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In this episode, we discuss topics like:

  • Celebrity auditions including Jamie Lee Curtis for Field of Dreams
  • How 2x Emmy Winner Brett Goldstein got cast to play Roy Kent on Ted Lasso
  • Kate Winslet didn’t get this role before landing Titanic
  • The audition that Chase Stokes bombed before getting cast on Outer Banks
  • How celebrities like Emma Stone and Lukas Gage auditioned via webcams
  • Rachel McAdams’ iconic audition for The Notebook that made everyone cry


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Watch Rachel McAdam’s audition for The Notebook here. Did you know Britney Spears and Reese Witherspoon also auditioned for the part?!


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