Here goes…..E N J O Y
I was pretty poor, like many college students, and eating Ramen noodles 3 meals a day…I needed a job and fast! I was working 3 jobs at the time to make ends meet. The assistant mentioned that she was working with a new artist named Faith Hill, and they needed someone to run the fan club. Having no experience in that, I said “sure”….ha! I learned to run the fan club and did so for several years.
LH: Going into a high profile interview can be nerve racking to say the least. During your interview, were you intimidated by your future employer? Do you recommend any tips on calming those nerves for other assistants & how should they prepare for their interview?
MKS: I was fortunate enough to not know much about Faith when I interviewed with her, thus lessening the intimidation. She has only released one single at that time. Of course there is nervousness with any job interview, but my nerves were calmed when Faith showed up to the interview with her dog, Grant. Faith was so laid back and welcoming that my nerves were calmed right away. She couldn’t have made me feel more at home.
That’s just how she is, so as far as tips to prepare for the interview….hmmm….my best tip would just be yourself, and carry yourself with CONFIDENCE. That’s the quality that will shine through any nervousness.
MKS: Nashville has some fantastic areas. I live in Franklin, TN, and downtown (historic) Franklin is one of my most favorite places. I also love the area near downtown Nashville called “The Gulch,” which has lots of great restaurants and shops, and a third place would be Leiper’s Fork…its out in the country….a quaint, simple, beautiful little town. It is where I got married, and the landscape there is heavenly.
MKS: As with any job, you should plan for the future. It’s always nice if you have a 401k that comes along with your job, but other than that I’m not one to offer financial advice…not my area of expertise.
LH: Lastly, you have transitioned from assisting to now owning your own publishing company. Tell us how that came about and what that entails.
MKS: My husband is an artist/singer/songwriter. I handle his bookings, co-writing appointments, publishing needs, etc. I truly believe in him as an artist and entertainer, and we decided it was time to put all of our efforts into promoting his music. I had worked for so long to promote other people’s careers, that it was time to work toward our goals now, and make OUR dreams come true.