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Ever feel like if you didn’t have bad luck, you wouldn’t have any luck at all? Or are you one of those people who always gets the best parking space, always hears their favorite song on Pandora, or manages to snag those rock concert tickets in the 10 minutes they are for sale?
Some things in life truly are luck. We can’t really control when the guy in that perfect parking space is going to leave. But we often relinquish control of things that we can influence and wrongly put them down to luck. Here are some ways to improve your odds of being lucky: Read more
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Facebook seemed to have been created to allow us to reconnect with old friends, to help us remember birthdays and sometimes even to shout into the void when we feel the need to express ourselves. However, the longer Facebook is around, the more it changes and the more it becomes a marketing tool for companies, brands and people. Are you using Facebook to your best advantage for marketing your personal brand? Read more
You’re humming along, checking things off your to-do list, confident that you will accomplish all of your goals for the day and then—screech! Your productive day comes to a halt.
Your manager has interrupted you. And your flow.
Hopefully, your manager has an important idea to discuss, practical suggestion to make or new solution to recommend. By stopping to review them together, you could ultimately make your day even more productive.
However, some managers just don’t know when to leave you alone to finish your work. They often find a few different ways of stopping you in your tracks. The key is knowing how your manager could try to derail you and, more importantly, how to manage the situation so you can maintain your workflow, productivity and a successful relationship. Read more
One of the biggest challenges - whether you are a recent graduate or an experienced creative - is getting paid what you’re worth. There may not be a formula for determining salary, but armed with some research, you will be ready to negotiate pay in either your current job or for a new position. Read more
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For copywriters, the work samples of today are often easy to find on the internet and only a click away. However, if you’re looking to secure future clients like your designer counterparts, it’s best to have an online portfolio with examples of all the different kinds of writing you have completed.
Some may choose to use a more traditional, hosted portfolio site like Behance, Coroflot, Creative Hot List or Krop. But if you’re looking to create your own website of work, there are some important elements to consider: Read more
With fewer human resources professionals taking care of more hiring and hundreds, if not thousands of online applications, the telephone interview or “phone screen” has become ever more common as part of the job search process. But telephone interviews offer some challenges that are distinctly different from an in-person interview. Here are some tips for preparing: Read more
Even if you are in your dream job and have an amazing boss, there may—and probably will—come a time when you and your boss disagree, whether it is about a timetable, a strategy, a design idea or even something outside of work.
We hope that you have a good enough relationship with your boss that you can have a conversation about your disagreement, but not every work situation is ideal. Here are some tips for managing a conflict: Read more
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