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    Avoid Being a Newb at Your New Design Job

    Avoid Being a Newb at Your New Design Job
    "Hi, I'm new here. What's the password to log onto the system again?" So you're a new graduate huh? Diving into a design career. Starting a new year without the annual trip to the store for notebooks and pens. You're starting that new life with multiple copies of your resume in hand and a portfolio book full of all your hard ...
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    Turn Artsy Small Talk Into Networking

    Turn Artsy Small Talk Into Networking
    "Hello, my name is (blank). Oh, you have your own business? Need a logo?" Imagine this scenario. You're waiting in line at your local coffee shop. You look down and see a sweet pair of doodled Chucks. You tap the person in front of you on the shoulder and compliment their shoes. You get into a conversation about how she came ...
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    10 Top Places to Meet Fellow Creative People

    Where are all the creative people? Creative people are some the most valuable assets in business today. They drive main projects and come up with million-dollar ideas. If success is what you seek, you must find and network with your fellow creatives; It's a great way to learn and find inspiration! The character of creative people leads them to success. ...
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    Why You Aren't Getting Hired as a Creative

    Why You Aren't Getting Hired as a Creative
    Frustrated by unemployment? Job hunting as a creative is tricky business. Getting hired is a subtle mix of the right qualifications, enough experience, interview chemistry, and a dash of luck. Assuming you're making all the right moves and avoiding the really obvious job seeker mistakes, there are a few points to consider that could be your ticket out of unemployment. Get ...
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    The Art of Following Up with Contacts

    The Art of Following Up with Contacts
    Recently I received several interesting emails from an artist in New York City. His name is Roc Cayard. What Roc “gets” about his career and how to further it, is that he must initiate contact and follow up. He mentioned in one message how many artists fail to have a “work ethic”, and I’m afraid I must agree. However, this extends ...
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    5 Hot Careers for Artists Right Now

    5 Hot Careers for Artists Right Now
    Wondering if you shouldn’t pursue a career in the arts because you’d rather not be a struggling artist? Don’t let this common belief derail you from your creative aspirations. Any artistic field can be competitive, but consider these new careers that will allow you to capitalize on your artistic abilities Game Design Don't play games with your career -- make games! ...
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    So You Wanna Be a Creative Director?

    So You Wanna Be a Creative Director?
    Climbing the corporate / creative ladder is a rewarding experience. Everyone appreciates recognition and the rewards that come along with added responsibility — including a sense of freedom. It's an astonishing feeling to be rewarded for your talent and hard work. That said, the reward for success isn't always doing more of what you love to do. You have made it ...
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    Don't Ignore Achievements on Your Resume

    Don't Ignore Achievements on Your Resume
    This article was originally published on Monster.com. Many of us underestimate our achievements. We're often told not to boast, that modesty is the best policy. We show up to do our creative jobs every day and sometimes do great things -- isn't that enough? Well, not if you want your resume to get noticed. Employers look for achievers, candidates who go ...
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    How to Speak More Assertively as a Designer

    How to Speak More Assertively as a Designer
    If you deal with daily meetings and interactions with clients, you know just how important it is to speak assertively and get heard. But what exactly does “assertively” mean and how do you speak your mind without coming across as rude? These are important questions, as communicating effectively — not to mention politely — is pivotal to your professional success. After ...
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    How to Start Your New Design Job on the Right Foot

    How to Start Your New Design Job on the Right Foot
    Securing a new job is akin to a successful product launching! All the time spent running a well-organized design campaign and now the product is on shelves, billboards, brochures and magazines — in the market! Well…you’ve landed your new design job! As in the product launch, you want to continually work on product positioning and posturing for long term success, right? ...
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    The Right Way to Transfer to the Creative Department

    The Right Way to Transfer to the Creative Department
    This article was originally posted on the Monster Blog. Making an internal move in a company is a great way to build your skills and explore new opportunities (or have a chance at doing something completely different — think creative!) with a community of colleagues who have inside knowledge about how you work. If you’re looking to make a career change ...
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    Click Your Way to a Creative Career

    Click Your Way to a Creative Career
    This article was originally posted on the Monster Blog. There’s no reason why work has to feel like, well, work. While it’s a tough market out there, the good news is there’s no better time than now to reinvent yourself and your creative career. You’re probably well-aware of the ways job seekers are using technology to find and apply for new ...
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    Ace a Group Interview at a Creative Firm

    Ace a Group Interview at a Creative Firm
    You may hear, "group interview" and immediately think "job at the mall," but in today's job market it's not uncommon for creative firms to have too many candidates to do one-on-one interviews. The good news ism they are relatively easy if you work well in a team and are able to make your ideas heard in a crowd. However, you'll need ...
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    Overcome Degree Requirements in Art Job Ads

    Overcome Degree Requirements in Art Job Ads
    This article originally appeared on Monster.com. Marlene Sharp gained loads of business development experience working in the animation industry. “However, my degrees -- a master's and a bachelor's -- are in the arts,” explains the Los Angeles resident. “Job postings advertise for a person with my marketing, business and legal affairs experience, but the possession of an MBA seems to be ...
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    Be a Successful Creative in an Economic Downturn

    Be a Successful Creative in an Economic Downturn
    We're in a so-called economic downturn. More like a recession. I don't want to name names, but I think most of us know who caused it. 'The fish stinks from the head' as I was told when in undergraduate school. If you don't quite know what that means, think about it, or email me and I'll explain. Anyway, what is an ...
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    How to Become an ArtBistro Superstar!

    How to Become an ArtBistro Superstar!
    One glance at the ArtBistro Leaderboard and it’s easy to see who's an ArtBistro Superstar. Why care? Because, the more you post, interact and comment, the more stars, industry attention and creative feedback you receive! Interested? Of course you are! Check out all the community features ArtBistro has to offer, get noticed, get ahead! Next: What Else Does the Leaderboard Offer? ...
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    Can Unrelated Jobs Hurt Your Creative Job Search?

    Can Unrelated Jobs Hurt Your Creative Job Search?
    Do you have a lot of unrelated jobs on your resume? Many creative job seekers — mostly young professionals and career changers — worry that having dissimilar work experience can hurt potential job prospects. But is having several unrelated jobs on your resume really an issue? According to interviewers and hiring managers, the answer is, "not really" — especially if leaving ...
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    Advice For Creatives Traveling on Business

    Advice For Creatives Traveling on Business
    Whether traveling for a photoshoot, a graphic design meeting or a museum opening, all creatives traveling for business can agree that being an efficient traveler is a must. We’ve got the five no stress tips that’ll keep all your creative juices flowing. #1 Know Which Airlines Offer Premium Economy Why? Because if your career has you traveling often, suffering though coach ...
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    10 Cover Letter Mistakes Creative Professionals Make

    10 Cover Letter Mistakes Creative Professionals Make
    Your cover letter is the first thing employers see when they open your portfolio and materials. Avoid these 10 mistakes, and make your first impression a good and lasting one. Mistake #1: Overusing "I" Your cover letter is not your autobiography. The focus should be on how you meet an employer's needs, not on your life story. Avoid the perception of ...
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    How To Answer “Where Will You Be in Five Years?”

    How To Answer “Where Will You Be in Five Years?”
    “Where do you see yourself in five years?” — we all know the question. So why are we still stumped when someone asks this granddaddy of a ridiculous question in our creative interview? Here’s why – because most creative professionals believe it has no relevance. The reason? No company can (or ever will) guarantee an employee a job for five years. ...

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