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    How Flexible Should You Be When Accepting a Job?

    How Flexible Should You Be When Accepting a Job?
    In tough times, job seekers are often advised to be flexible about issues from commute length to salary to job title. But while it's true that you have to be realistic, some compromises may end up hurting you more than they help. "I don't believe that you just cave and take anything," said Mary Jeanne Vincent, a career coach in Monterey, ...
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    10 Ways to Make Sure You Stay Unemployed

    10 Ways to Make Sure You Stay Unemployed
    The following are 10 true stories. These have all happened to me or my colleagues over the years as hiring managers. I know the job search process can be hard to maneuver. Add the fact there’s a whole set of “new rules” you need to follow to get employers to even want to hire you and a job seeker can feel ...
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    6 Ways Finding a Dream Job Is Like Finding Your Soul Mate

    6 Ways Finding a Dream Job Is Like Finding Your Soul Mate
    The idea of what makes a dream job changes over time, as does what a person looks for in their soul mate. In the past, one simply wanted steady work to provide food and shelter for his or her family. People also didn't live as long, and as a result didn't have the flexibility to date a wide variety of people ...
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    8 Secrets of “Lucky” Job-Seekers

    Still looking for the four-leafed clover that will get you the job you’ve always wanted? If Lady Luck hasn’t been on your side lately, maybe it’s time to try a new approach. Contrary to popular belief, good luck doesn’t solely have to do with fate and the mysterious unfolding of the universe — according to several psychology study results, luck ...
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    How To Overcome Being Overqualified

    How To Overcome Being Overqualified
    You were laid off from your executive job by a company that's now six feet under. You've sent out 800 resumes, done one interview, received zero offers. You find yourself looking lower and lower on the totem pole and occasionally eyeing openings for line managers at the competitor that killed your former employer. If you must apply for a position for ...
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    5 Ways to Make Art Directors Come to You

    5 Ways to Make Art Directors Come to You
    Utilizing job listings, networking with people in your industry (and in other industries), and applying to companies you want to work at--these are all great ways to go after a job. But how can you make employers and recruiters come after you? We asked Career Rocketeer's Chris Perry, a career-search and personal-branding expert, for five self-promotion tips. Here's what he advises ...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Give Up THIS to Get a Creative Job

    Give Up THIS to Get a Creative Job
    Art and Design Jobs are competitive and in demand these days. But if you are quick on your feet, and understand a couple things, you'll have a good shot at landing your dream job. Whether you want to be an animator, designer, photographer, artist, or fashion designer, we've assembled a list of five things that will greatly increase your chances of ...
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    5 Things You Need to Give Up to Get a Job

    It’s time for the reality check. America is in a recession and jobs are fewer while competition is greater. It takes even more hustle, dedication, and tenacity to land a job today than it did 10 years ago. Having a degree isn’t always enough and, sorry to break it to you, but you aren’t likely to get your dream job ...
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    5 Ways to Combat Loneliness When You're Jobless

    5 Ways to Combat Loneliness When You're Jobless
    Sit in front of laptop. Lie on couch. Eat pickles for lunch. Back to laptop. Feel sorry for self. Feel sick of self. Tear hair out in frustration. And ... back to couch. If this is your 9-to-5 routine, you're probably like 14 million other Americans: unemployed. And in addition to the frustration of looking for work, you might find yourself ...
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    Companies Hiring Artists and Designers Now

    Companies Hiring Artists and Designers Now
    Are you looking for a new job? ArtBistro has compiled 20 design positions that need to be filled right now! Browse through these listings and see if you have the skills it takes to land one of these exciting design jobs. Graphic Designer 164 Jobs Open Artist & Illustrator 785 Jobs Open Fashion Designer 93 Jobs Open Animator 144 Jobs Open ...
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    When to Target a Lower Position

    When to Target a Lower Position
    From Monster.com Does it ever make sense to take a step down the career ladder? If you can get past that nagging, inborn sense that "going lower" can only be a sign of downward career mobility, the answer is yes. Taking a lesser position can help move your career forward if the job fits into a larger long-term plan. Read on ...
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    Get Back to Work with the Best Deal

    Get Back to Work with the Best Deal
    From Monster.com I once received a letter from a woman who had just gotten a job offer. She had been unemployed for three months and wanted to know if she should accept the offer or try to negotiate for more. She felt the offer was low - less than she had been making at her last job - but was afraid ...
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    Resume Tips for Job Fair Success

    Resume Tips for Job Fair Success
    This article was originally posted onMonster.com Whether you're a recent art school graduate seeking your first position or an experienced professional in search of a new opportunity, attending job fairs is one way to network and find job leads. Job fairs allow you to meet hiring managers from various companies and industries -- all housed under one roof for the day. ...
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    Dressing for Job Fairs

    Dressing for Job Fairs
    Have you ever considered wearing sweatpants and a T-shirt to a job fair? After all, you're probably going to be on your feet all day, so you might as well forget the suit and tie or hosiery and high heels in favor of comfort. And who gets hired at a job fair anyway? The people in the booths are usually low- ...
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    Use ArtBistro to Improve Your Job Search

    Use ArtBistro to Improve Your Job Search
    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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