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Ease Your Burden with Top-Notch Creative Talent

Posted by Kirsten on Jul 17, 2016 5:30:00 PM

Being the director of a creative project is the apex of creative freedom for many people. As a director, you get to control the process, the workflow, and the final outcome. All of that power comes with equal responsibility, though, which is why Creative Directors often find themselves so bogged down in the details that they lose sight of the project as a whole.

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Types of UX Jobs

Posted by Kirsten on Jun 21, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Need to hire some UX Jobs? What type of IT job do you need? A UX designer? Or do you need a UI Developer? Are you not sure? Confused with all the different descriptions and abbreviations for these new digital jobs? Here's a list that might help.

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A Day in the Life of an Office Manager

Posted by Kirsten on May 17, 2016 7:00:59 AM

Ever wondered what it’s like to be an Office Manager? What's it like to be an administrative wiz? What does a day at the desk look like?

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3 Ways to Recharge Your Career

Posted by Kirsten on May 15, 2016 7:01:48 AM

Going to work everyday starting to bum you out? Finding yourself feeling a bit stale? It's not a surprise. Career burnout is real, especially in creative fields. According to the Mayo Clinic: Job burnout is a special type of job stress — a state of physical, emotional, or mental exhaustion combined with doubts about your competence and the value of your work.

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Helping Creative Teams Stay Creative

Posted by Kirsten on May 12, 2016 7:00:52 AM

Wasn’t it Don Draper in Mad Men that said something about allowing your creative teams to be wildly unproductive – until they finally are? While we don’t think the office environment at that 1960s era ad agency is something you should recreate, we do agree that taking the leash off of a creative team is something you want to do regularly. How can an employer tend to the needs of creative staffers in a way that fosters creativity and enthusiasm for the work at hand all day, every day? First, you must understand how they work.

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How to Interact with Your New Graphic Designer

Posted by Kirsten on May 10, 2016 7:09:13 AM

The partnership you forge with your new Graphic Designer will strongly affect the external market place image of your company. Although sometimes you may feel the creative process is driving you to drink, there are ways you can improve the communication process. Don't think of the relationship between you and your designer as an episode of Survivor; think of it more as The Amazing Race. If communication between you and your designer is combative or characterized by “outwit, outlast, and outplay,” then the end product, your website or sales collateral, will reflect that struggle.

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Expert Advice: Salary Negotiation

Posted by Kirsten on May 8, 2016 7:00:09 AM

Hoping to get a big raise at your year end review? Want to negotiate a bigger package at your new job? "Salary negotiations can be anxiety-filled on both sides but they shouldn't be" says Thomas Neubauer, a managing partner with The Gap Partnership (a firm providing negotiation training) to Entrepreneur Magazine. Our CEO Bejan Douraghy recently spoke on a General Assembly panel about salary negotiation strategies.

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Spring Cleaning: How to Update Your Resume

Posted by Kirsten on May 5, 2016 7:01:37 AM

Spring Clean Your Resume

Your resume is your first impression in the world of the hiring manager. If you're not getting as many inquiries as you would like, perhaps it's time for a resume refresh. After you've weeded out your closet and wiped the house top to bottom, it might be time to dust off your resume as well.

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Ideation: How to Have a Successful Brainstorming Session

Posted by Kirsten on May 3, 2016 7:00:44 AM

Some of the best ideas in the world have come from brainstorming sessions. The brainstorm was conceived in 1953 by an advertising executive named Alexander Faickney Osborn. If you’ve never been in a brainstorm, sometimes called an "ideation session," it is simply a creative way to think up new ideas by sharing free form thoughts out loud in a group. Today, you can participate in an in-person or online sharing of ideas; brainstorming is still a great way to shake loose an idea in any industry.

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A Day in The Life of a Talent Agency Account Manager

Posted by Kirsten on May 1, 2016 7:05:46 AM

Ever wondered what it's like to be a Talent Agency Account Manager? What do they do all day? What IS an Account Manager anyway?

Working as an account manager, you'll be the vital link between a company and its clients.

This can be a creative role that is very much about relationship building. The role is very sociable and involves a fair amount of hospitality and making clients and senior management feel good about the accounts and the way they are being handled.

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