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Free Download: Holiday Coloring Book Images

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Dec 22, 2016 11:01:00 AM

Need something to keep your creative juices flowing over the holiday break? Download and print these eight free holiday coloring book images from one of our fabulous Chicago Illustrator talents: Delaney G!

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The 16 Most Popular Blogs of 2016

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Dec 20, 2016 11:00:00 AM

2016 was a whirlwind year! Jobs are changing, more jobs are being added, and new laws are favoring creatives.

Manpower North America Senior Vice President, Kip Wright, points out on that it's a great time for new careers:

Employers that are aggressive about looking at their workforce and finding different ways to recruit talent are finding different barriers to find that talent and perhaps even going back to a broader recruiting approach of looking at talent from a capability perspective versus a specific competency perspective. They’re likely to be more competitive over time because they’re likely to find better talent that they can develop to meet their changing job needs.

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Unique Christmas Gifts for Creatives

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Dec 15, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Have a creative on your holiday shopping list? Here are some unique Christmas gifts for your creatives. Your friendly Designer/Coder/Copywriter/Marketer buddy is sure to love one of these seven ideas.

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Content Marketing Predictions

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Dec 13, 2016 11:00:00 AM

In past years, marketing teams have focused on content creation as a way to educate their target audience. The idea was that just getting your story out there to surf the digital social media wave would create a brand presence that would lead to more sales.

Then the phrase “content fatigue” arrived. It was an apt descriptor for consumers who were skimming the volume of available content – or discarding most of it. Marketers had to come up with something fast to keep content in front of their targets and need to keep doing so in the upcoming year.

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How Volunteering Can Help Your Career

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Dec 8, 2016 11:00:00 AM


Can volunteering do more than just make you feel good? Yes! Did you know volunteering can help your career? It can!

Volunteering isn't just good for your community and your own personal development. It can also be a fantastic move for your career. Volunteering aids in networking, builds professional skills, and creates more content for your resume.

Whether you're just starting out as an entry-level employee or attempting to rise through the ranks, these benefits can be significant.

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What Does "Full Stack" Mean?

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Dec 6, 2016 11:00:00 AM

What does full stack mean? Full stack refers to those elite programmers who have functional knowledge of all of the component parts within software creation. They can work behind the scenes creating some of the powerful code that runs the apps and programs you use every day. But they also work at the front end of the process, evaluating and tweaking the user-friendliness of the software.

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Why Employees Should Read Salary Guides

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Dec 1, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Money matters. Especially when you’re looking for a new job. Many of us work for the job satisfaction — but even more work for the paycheck at the end of the week. If that’s not an argument for reviewing a salary guide before you take your next job, we don’t know what is.

So who should read salary guides? Everyone! Here's why...

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