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.

Job of the Week! – Oct 18th


Strategic thinker with a great eye and exceptional craftsmanship   YOU:  You are a Best-in-Show Designer with an eclectic portfolio of high quality, strategically driven work, including strong samples of brand identity, visual systems, digital product UI. You have a knack for distilling complex messages into compelling visual narratives. This combined with your keen eye for typography,…

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An Easy-to-Use Template for Creating the Perfect PowerPoint Presentation


By Alyse Kalish   You’re full of great ideas, and finally it’s your chance to share them with your team, or your boss, or even in an interview. So, you lug out your computer, gather your notes, and create a PowerPoint presentation—from scratch. Bleh. OK, maybe you don’t have that reaction. Maybe you’re the creative type…

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Changing Careers Is Scary, But This Advice Will Get You Past the Fear


By Scott Anthony Barlow If thinking about changing careers makes you feel paralyzed and overwhelmed with self-doubt, you’re not alone. Making a transition is undeniably scary, disruptive, and difficult. Research on stress shows that the brain biologically perceives changing jobs as one of a category of life changes that pose a threat to its survival.…

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Job of the Week! – Oct 11th


YOU: You have proven the ability to inspire internal teams and clients to push the boundaries of what they thought was possible. A strategic and creative thinker with experience and passion for developing and expressing new ideas and opportunities, you are self-propelled by a relentless curiosity and are resourceful in scouring the world for insight.  …

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11 Habits of Genuinely Likable People


By Jeff Haden   There’s a formula to making a great first impression: Smile, make eye contact, be engaging. But first impressions can also quickly lose their impact, especially when there’s no substance beneath the surface glow. Being genuinely likable over the long haul is tougher. Building and maintaining great relationships, consistently influencing others in a good way and making…

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How to Tell Your Story


By Matt McCue   The first serious story I ever wrote was to impress a girl. We met one summer during college in a small town with a big lake. Over the course of our weeks together, she taught me how to sail. I bought her bags of gummy bears at the old-timey candy store on…

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Job of the Week! – Oct 4th


Swaggy, Magnetic Account Director   YOU:  You have a global personality and a passion for streetwear and music. Dynamic, Nimble, Self Motivated are just a few of your best traits. You are Cool as a cuke from your calm head to your Stan Smiths. A little ambiguity never scared you.   THEM: They are an integrated creative…

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What You Should (and Shouldn’t) Do When You’re Waiting to Hear Back About a Job


By Sara McCord You know that you’re capable of being a top-tier applicant (that’s why you’re here!). You’re the type to take your career ambitions into your own hands—build your network, do your research, rock the interview, and write an awesome thank you note. But then it’s the hiring manager’s turn, and you have to shift…

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Be an Entertainer on Your Next Job Interview


By Jennifer Magliano Entertainers have a lot to teach us about grace under pressure. They audition, they perform before discerning audiences, and their work will be recorded—and critiqued again and again—for years to come. As Jerry Seinfeld once claimed, “No one is more judged in civilized society than a comedian. Every twelve seconds you’re rated.”…

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Job of the Week! – Sep 27th


Digital Mastermind to lead and inspire   YOU: You are an energetic and sharp-as-a-tack strategist, fluent in the digital and social story formats of today, and curious for the ones to come tomorrow. Affable and adaptable, you are a collaborative team player who can rally across functions to shape and share concepts, approaches, and tactics.   THEM: They…

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