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Anne Holub

Originally from Virginia, and recently of Chicago, I'm now back living in Montana with my husband, Dan, and labradoodle, Merle. A professional writer with a MA and MFA in poetry, I'm often found outdoors in the mountains, my garden, or taking as many photos as possible with my phone. Yes, I would like some pie.
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Recent Posts

Your Personal Elevator Pitch. How to Write One and Why You Need One.

Posted by Anne Holub on 9/13/17 5:12 PM

 

When you're job hunting, or just trying to make connections, an "elevator pitch" can be super helpful — but it's not just about finding another way to sell yourself as an employee, it can also be a great way to define your career goals. At any point in your career, you can use the act of writing an elevator pitch as a kind of "personal career statement" that sums up A: what you do B: why your skills are valuable and C: where you're headed.

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Topics: Hiring Tips, Career Insights

What Does a UX Designer Do? The Mysteries of User Experience Design Revealed.

Posted by Anne Holub on 8/15/17 1:08 PM

Depending on the size of your creative team, you may or may not have ever worked with a dedicated UX designer. So when it comes time to fit one into your workflow, or even to hire one for the first time, you may be a little stumped as to what to look for in their history, qualifications, and even the best way to incorporate one into your team. Here's a little breakdown to help you out.

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Topics: Industry Trends, Career Insights

Your Summer Reading List

Posted by Anne Holub on 7/3/17 12:48 PM

The days are long and it’s a great time to take a break and relax on your porch with a good book and a glass of something cold. When you can't decide which book to pick up, try one of these great options. They're sorted by personality and situation to make it easy to pick one out for yourself or a friend.

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Topics: Other

Selecting the Right Freelance Designer for Your Project

Posted by Anne Holub on 6/15/17 12:05 PM

Is your company's design not connecting? Getting nowhere, even with a rusty copy of Photoshop and a bunch of stock photography? You need a real designer…and fast! Here are some things to keep in mind when you're trying to find the right designer for your project.

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Topics: Hiring Tips

10 Agency Instagram Feeds You Should Be Following

Posted by Anne Holub on 5/17/17 4:03 PM

You may have thought that after connecting with an agency’s LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter account, you were done, but don’t neglect to check out a marketing agency’s Instagram feed to really get a sense of who they are. Unlike Twitter’s tendency for retweets and short blasts, or Facebook’s carefully curated content, or even LinkedIn’s strict “business only” vibe, Instagram seems to be where companies go to let their hair down. Here are some great agency feeds you should check out.

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Topics: Insider, Industry Trends

How to Network When You Hate Networking

Posted by Anne Holub on 5/5/17 4:02 PM

"Networking opportunity" can be horrifying words. To some, the two words together mean “a chance to increase my circle of friends and colleagues,” “a reason to break out the business cards,” or even “an event where I'll make a connection that will lead to something great for my career." However, if you hate networking, you might see the two together and think: "something I should probably do, but I'm terrified and I REALLY don’t want to." When networking comes around on your calendar, don’t approach it with dread. Here are some easy ways to tackle a networking event.

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Topics: Career Insights

The Pros and Cons of Working Remote: Should You Allow Your Employees to Work From Home?

Posted by Anne Holub on 4/19/17 11:43 AM

A decade ago, telecommuting was seen as a rare perk. Now with the growth of reliable high-speed internet connections, secure file sharing, video conferencing, and general trust of non-traditional work hours, telecommuting isn't so rare, and may even be trending towards an expected perk in today's workplace. Gallup's State of the American Workplace survey in 2017 showed a distinct upward trend in remote work. They found that “from 2012 to 2016, the number of employees working remotely rose by four percentage points, from 39% to 43%, and employees working remotely spent more time doing so." The good news for employers is that the same poll shows telecommuters are just as productive as their in-office counterparts — they just get to do it in their pajamas.

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Topics: Hiring Tips

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