When you’re first starting out, landing a job in a creative field is no small feat. It’s a challenge expressing yourself as a creative professional, especially without a portfolio of work you’ve done for recognizable clients… well, at least not yet. So how do you show your potential employers or clients who you are? How do you tell your story?
If you’re exploring a career in marketing, there’s one key decision you need to make: do you want to work for an agency or in-house? Based on your personality and priorities, the decision to go the agency or the in-house route, can have a big impact on your job satisfaction—potentially more than even your role or position.
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.
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.
You can control your home’s temperature and security right from your smartphone. Cities can control traffic and water distribution with the touch of a button. Whether you’re ready for it or not, the Internet of Things is the future. It’s no doubt that jobs—both how we go about finding them as well as jobs themselves—will be affected by the increase in technology available.
The role of a Digital Marketer is ever evolving. With thousands of articles on the internet with tips and tricks to help you become a better digital marketer, it’s hard to keep up. We’ve hand-picked our favorite articles on digital marketing, ranging from social media to SEO, content to mobile and more, just for you!