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Career Development

  • Interviews
    How to Get Hired: Advice From Creative DirectorsCreative job interview hired
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    In this tutorial, you’ll hear what creative directors and recruiters are looking for when they step into the interview room and sit down opposite you. You’ll find out how you can best prepare, what you should do, and what key mistakes you should avoid.Read More…
  • Career Development
    So You Want to Be a Freelance Graphic Designer?Kea2
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    Design and Illustration careers are as varied as the artists that inhabit them. Today we’ll explore the world of freelance graphic designers. As in previous articles in this series, I sought out several freelance graphic designers from around the globe to share their experiences with me. Happily, they obliged, and we discussed their training, daily tasks, sourcing clients, various media they work in, self-promotion, and more.Read More…
  • Freelance
    Entrepreneur or Freelancer - What's the Difference?Choice
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    It seems like everyone with a business is an entrepreneur these days. The truth is, you don't have to be an entrepreneur to run a business. There are plenty of other options that are lower risk, and that allow you to fit your work around your lifestyle—such as being a freelancer. In this article, we explore the difference between freelancing and entrepreneurship.Read More…
  • Career Development
    So You Want to Be an In-House Graphic Designer? Lauren 2
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    Design and illustration jobs vary widely across disciplines. Today, we’re going to take a look at what the role of an in-house graphic designer entails. I sought out and questioned a sampling of designers who work in advertising, manufacturing, graphic design agencies and more, to see what their daily work life consists of, how they got the job, and what sort of work they produce. Read More…
  • Negotiating
    Why Negotiations Get Derailed (And How to Keep Them on Track)Negotiation track
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    A solid, rational argument is a good foundation to go into any negotiation. But rationality alone is unlikely to win you a negotiation. In this article, we explore the factors that influence all negotiations, and how you can use them to your advantage.Read More…
  • Career Development
    How to Find a Career That Fits Your Working StylePreview career style personality
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    Being fulfilled and successful in your career isn't just about qualifications and skills. Find out how understanding your personality preferences can help you find the career for you.Read More…
  • Career Development
    How LinkedIn Can Help Your Career Stand OutPreview linkedin profile for career stand out
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    The beauty of LinkedIn is that it provides a central location to post your profile, showcase your skills, display your accomplishments, gather recommendations, and network with other professionals. By implementing six key steps, you can use LinkedIn to your advantage and catapult your career much further—and much faster—than you think. Read More…
  • Career Development
    How to Get a Raise (or Promotion)—Even in Tough Economic TimesPreview how to get a raise
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    Regardless of the economy, if you feel that you've been going above and beyond the call of duty, here are seven strategies to help you secure a raise and/or promotion.Read More…
  • Career Development
    Finding Your Second Job—as Soon as You Land Your First One3 second job
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    The minute you start on the job, you need to set in motion a strategy for finding the next job. Because the odds are strong, you’ll have many jobs in your life and will experience several divergent careers. Here’s how to start planning for your next job from day one.Read More…
  • Career Development
    How to Ace Your Next Job InterviewPreview ace job interview
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    You never get a second chance to make a good first impression, and few first impressions are as important as the one you make with a potential employer. By understanding the seven major parts of the pre-interview and interview process, you can make a good first impression, stand out from the competition, and increase your chances of landing that great job.Read More…
  • Career Development
    How to Get Your First Job After Graduating2 first job
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    Landing your ideal, first job—fresh out of school—requires a strategic approach. It should coordinate the tactics you’ll use to get this job into a plan of action, which includes critical components, such as: how to leverage your connections, reach out to contacts, and tap into the channels of greatest opportunity.Read More…
  • Career Development
    Creating a Long-Term Career Plan1 career plan
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    The question is, how do you choose a career that catapults you into the top 10% of the most fulfilled workers? How can you find a career, develop it, let it flourish and percolate, to make you happy and sustained over the long haul? Read More…
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