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    Creative Ways to Improve Your Resume

    Creative Ways to Improve Your Resume
    Career experts are unanimous on the importance of customizing our resumes for each new job we apply for. But for many of us, when it comes to revising our resumes, the first question is "How?" It's easy to get stuck in rut when you're working with material you know so well. So here are some ways to take a fresh look ...
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    10 Creative Careers Open Now

    Looking for a creative career, but aren’t sure what’s out there? Well, we’ve done the digging for you! Here are 10 different creative jobs that are currently hiring, including entry level and part-time positions, as well as full-time, permanent positions requiring more experience and training. Companies are in fields ranging from restaurants to universities and design firms. Now, we know ...
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    10 Creative Careers Open Now

    10 Creative Careers Open Now
    Looking for a creative career, but aren't sure what's out there? Well, we’ve done the digging for you! Here are 10 different graphic design jobs that are currently hiring, including entry level and contract positions, as well as full-time, permanent positions requiring more experience and training. Companies are in fields ranging from education to insurance to sports and fitness. Now, we ...
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    The Art of Persuasion in Your Job Search

    The Art of Persuasion in Your Job Search
    Persuasion is a subtle art--brute force doesn't often work well. And this is especially true for a job seeker, who is using interviewing skills and a resume to try to persuade hiring managers and recruiters to hand over something that a lot of people are competing for (that great new job). Here are some persuasion tricks and techniques you can use ...
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    5 Ways to Stay Creative Once in Management

    5 Ways to Stay Creative Once in Management
    Being a manager in a creative career can be rough. You are dealing more with Excel spreadsheets than Photoshop. You are worried more about revenue and the bottom line than the color palette for your next project. And, sometimes, you feel like you’ve lost your flare for the creative completely. So how to get the spark back, once you’re dealing with ...
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    How to Make Friends Inside and Out of Work

    How to Make Friends Inside and Out of Work
    When we were younger, making friends was easy. School provides us with an instant pool of people our own age that we interact with on a daily basis, who are in the same boat we are. But once we leave college and enter the real world, finding friends can be a more difficult task, especially if you have to relocate for ...
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    Last-Minute Interview Prep Tips

    Last-Minute Interview Prep Tips
    Interviews can be pretty intimidating, so it's understandable if you put off prepping for the big day because of nerves. Lucky for you, we've put together a cheat sheet of last-minute interview prep tips, whether your interview is tomorrow afternoon — or two hours from now. Procrastinators, rejoice. You still have a chance at that job! 1. Dress Code Looking the ...
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    Turn a Stranger into an Art Industry Contact

    Turn a Stranger into an Art Industry Contact
    Whether you're looking for a job or trying to advance your career, networking is very important (in a recent poll, 57 percent of respondents said that networking was a factor in landing their most recent job). And networking shouldn't end when you log off of or head home from a conference. Valuable contacts are on the perimeter of your social circle, ...
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    How Much Do Graphic Designers Really Make?

    How Much Do Graphic Designers Really Make?
    It depends on who you ask. Your boss probably thinks you’re being paid fairly (or at least her boss thinks so). But you probably have more important questions on your mind: Are you doing as well as the other junior designer? Or the creatives at the shop across town? Lucky for you, we did some digging and found three surveys to ...
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    After the Interview: 4 Ways to Follow Up

    After the Interview: 4 Ways to Follow Up
    You had your interview, and you the way it ended left you hopeful. Now comes what is often the most agonizing part of the job hunt: waiting for the hiring manager to call. But you still have some control over the process. Experts offer the following advice on maximizing your chances for success: (Have an interview coming up? First read important ...
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    7 Tips to Help Young Art Pros Fit In

    7 Tips to Help Young Art Pros Fit In
    Ah, youth! I remember my own youth, back before the invention of electricity. As fun as youth is, however, there are some things the old bulls have to teach when it comes to looking for a job. Here are a few of them: 1. Dress well. Even if the company is “business casual” or (heaven help us) “business grubby,” you can’t ...
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    20 Action Verbs to Kick Up Your Art Resume

    20 Action Verbs to Kick Up Your Art Resume
    Did you know you should have strong action verbs strategically placed throughout your resume? Well, now you do! Most importantly, you want them at the beginning of the majority of your bullet points and accomplishment-based statements. Please do yourself —and every hiring manager out there—a favor; do not start your sentences with: Responsible for…Worked with…or any other opening that lacks power ...
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    3 Myths About Creative Job Interviews

    3 Myths About Creative Job Interviews
    Think you know all there is to know about interviewing for a job? According to career coach David Couper, there are many surprising "myths" surrounding job interviews. In his book "Outsiders on the Inside," Couper lists several myths that, if you believe them, may prevent you from landing your dream job. So here's the truth about three myths--as well as several ...
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    How To Refresh Your Creative Resume

    How To Refresh Your Creative Resume
    In a competitive job market, we have to do everything we can to make our resumes more attractive to hiring managers. This can be difficult for older workers, who fear that even if there's no bias (subconscious or conscious) against job seekers on the mature side of 40, a resume may make them look "overqualified" for the positions they want. Here ...
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    The Ins & Outs of Handshake Etiquette

    Ahh, the shaking of hands. It sounds simple enough: Two hands meet and greet and do a little shake. Easy, right? Not so fast. Unfortunately, there are quite a few ways a handshake can go south. From an overly moist hand to a bone-crushing grip, handshakes come in all shapes and sizes — and only the best will hit the ...
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    Helpful Networking Hints for Shy People

    Helpful Networking Hints for Shy People
    Network, network, network: It's the most common advice job seekers hear. And it's good advice--in a recent HotJobs poll, 58 percent of respondents said that networking had helped them land their most recent job. But for people who aren't naturally outgoing, the very idea of networking can cause a lot of anxiety. Many of us dread "schmoozing" with large groups of ...
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    How Body Language Can Make (or Break) a Job Interview

    How Body Language Can Make (or Break) a Job Interview
    Savvy job seekers know how important choosing the right words is when we communicate with prospective employers --but what about nonverbal communication? "You could be saying how great you are," says image consultant and "Hello Job! How to Psych Up, Suit Up, & Show Up" author Alison Craig, "but your body could be giving your true feelings away." Mark Bowden, the ...
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    8 Ways to Customize Your Art Resume

    8 Ways to Customize Your Art Resume
    Career experts are unanimous on the importance of customizing our resumes for each new job we apply for. But for many of us, when it comes to revising our resumes, the first question is "How?" It's easy to get stuck in rut when you're working with material you know so well. So here are some ways to take a fresh look ...
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    Top 19 Essential Career Research Tools

    Top 19 Essential Career Research Tools
    Many of us fall into a rut when it comes to our creative careers, settling for the status quo instead of researching career paths that could be both personally and professionally fulfilling. Given the amount of time we spend in the work world, it makes sense to focus more time on career planning so we can be happier at work. Fortunately, ...
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    Monster iPhone App: Find Jobs with Your iPhone

    Monster iPhone App: Find Jobs with Your iPhone
    Thanks to Monster's new app for the iPhone and iPod touch, your job search can be right in the palm of your hands at all times. Monster designed the app to be the perfect complement to its website experience, giving you access to the Monster account you've already created online--including your resumes, your favorite job searches, your apply history, and so ...

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