There is nothing like a visit home or a family holiday to make you question your career. Not so much in the introspective, existential, what am I contributing to the world sort of way, but in a nuts-and-bolts sort of way.
“When it comes to getting a job, it’s all about who you know.” - Just About Everyone
That often repeated phrase might be a bit simplified, however knowing the right people can play a significant role in where you work next.
If you’re in the creative professional field, you’re rewarded for turning something ordinary into something bold, creative, and intriguing. As a designer, you know better than anyone that everything you create is a testament to your talent. So what about your resume? Which route should you go: pretty or practical?
Creativity is energy—powerful, beautiful, and transcending. At times we’re full of creativity and indulge freely and excitedly in its expression. At other times our creative energy is low and we crave inspiration to get us going again. Where do you go when your creativity ebbs and flows?
Over the past few years, social media jobs have evolved and grown from a nice-to-have to a must-have position in many companies. What exactly does a Social Media Manager do? The responsibilities of a Social Media Manager can vary depending on the size of a company. Some positions may require one person to handle every aspect of social media marketing where others may have specific employees handling specific segments. The most common responsibilities of a Social Media Manager are strategy creation, content writing, community management and analytics.
There are few things more nerve-wracking than considering asking for more money in your current position. Your odds for success increase dramatically when you fully prepare both your justification and timing. Here are some tips on how to go about doing just that:
One of the most important ways to maintain your network happens when you quit a job. Leaving on good terms without burning bridges leaves the door open for you to reach out to former colleagues when you need to find a new job, need an introduction to a prospective client, or you just need some professional advice. Here’s how to quit without burning bridges:
Creatives are always thinking of new ideas. Sometimes, though, when the pressure is on to create something new, that’s precisely when we hit a creative roadblock. Inspiration is all around us; it just depends on how you see the world. One great source of inspiration is documentary film. We’ve gathered a few of our favorite documentaries you can rely on to help inspire creativity.
What’s it like to work in Social Media Marketing? We asked Carlin Twedt, Marketing and Social Media Manager at Ragan Communications, to share some insight into how to get started in social media, what a typical workday is like, and how he envisions the future of social media marketing.
With employees and employers alike realizing the benefits of knowing how to code, bootcamp-style programs have increased in popularity over the last five years. Coding academies offer a solid alternative to learning to code in more “traditional” educational settings; students can enroll in condensed programs that fit their schedules, which is a bonus for full-time workers.