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Welcome to the You & Them stream of conscious. Where you’ll find everything from profiles of our favorite jobs and companies to random inspiration. And even a few pieces of sage advice about work, life and the that all-important balance of the two.

The Motivating Question Most Bosses Don’t Think to Ask

12/15/2017

By Patricia Thompson As any manager knows: Setting goals for your team often feels more challenging than it should. After all, a goal is just a sentence or two. But when you’re a manager, you need to not only connect them to larger company goals, but also ensure that your team will be motivated enough…

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Job of the Week! – Dec 13th

12/13/2017

Cross-platform Freelance Copywriter   YOU: You are an experience copywriter with a great turn of phrase, solid grasp of brand voice and the agility to switch gears at the drop of a hat   THEM: They are a manufacturer and marketer of high-end skincare products, driven by passion and ideas. This technologically advanced, innovative company has…

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A Simple Formula for Answering “Tell Me About Yourself”

12/11/2017

By The Daily Muse Editor   “So, tell me about yourself.” What seems like such a simple question can really make you sweat, especially in an interview. What, exactly, should you share—not just to build rapport, but to show that you’re the perfect fit for the job? Fear not, job seekers: There’s a super-simple formula that…

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12 Ways to Slack Off at the End of the Year That Are Actually Productive

12/08/2017

By Richard Moy As the holidays roll around, you probably have two thoughts. The first is that it’s hard to believe (as always) that the year is about to end. The second? That it’s time to slack off, right? What could you possibly get done before the New Year begins? And don’t worry, I’m not…

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Job of the Week! – Dec. 6th

12/06/2017

Creative Leader with a strong, clean visual design sense   YOU: You are a seasoned designer and confident leader. Highly imaginative and an excellent communicator, you are skilled at bringing people together.  Branding, print, digital & mobile – you’ve got it covered and are no stranger to leading a team to create compelling work they’d be proud…

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31 Ways to Make Email Suck Less

12/04/2017

By The Muse Editor Email: We love it, we hate it, we love to hate it. But since it’s not going anywhere anytime soon, we’re here to help you make the best of it. From tips for powering through your overflowing inbox to strategies to help you get less of it in the first place…

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45 Quick Changes That Help Your Resume Get Noticed

12/01/2017

By The Muse Editor   There is certainly a time and a place for a resume overhaul. Taking a couple hours to really clean up your resume is worth doing before you start a job search, or even just once a year as a tune-up. But sometimes, you don’t have that kind of time. Sometimes, you just…

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Job of the Week! – Nov 29th

11/29/2017

Experienced Strategist with an eye for beauty and a mind that thinks outside-the-box    YOU: You are a proactive, curious, Strategist, fluent in the social realm. You are whip-smart and have the ability and confidence to bring new and fresh thinking to the table that will make an impact.   THEM: They are a distinguished global beauty…

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3 Better Ways to Answer “Why Should We Hire You?”

11/27/2017

By Lily Zhang   I don’t even like asking this question in a mock interview, so I don’t know how hiring managers stomach it in a real one. But, apparently they do—in fact, turns out it’s one of the 31 most common interview questions. The good news is, despite how demanding and weirdly petulant the question…

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Job of the Week! – Nov 22nd

11/22/2017

YOU: You are an experienced, nimble producer who can intertwine website redesign, video, print and digital campaigns… pretty much anything we can name! You’re a sharp-shooter and when you have you’re sights set, it’s a done deal.   THEM: They are a manufacturer and marketer of high-end skincare products, driven by passion and ideas. This technologically advanced, innovative company…

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