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.

This Is What Happened When I Scheduled Time To Procrastinate


Most of us are guilty of procrastination.  I call myself an activity-dependent procrastinator. There are tasks that I have no trouble starting and completing ahead of time, and there are others that no matter how hard I try (or how early I start), I still find myself scrambling to meet the deadline. Tax returns, I’m looking at you.…

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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…

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Job of the Week! – Nov 15th


Creative thinker with strong planning chops and a passion for culture, music & fashion   YOU: You are a high-energy, entrepreneurial strategist, with an out-side-the-box mindset and a love of music and the lifestyle around it. Your fluency in brand marketing from a publisher’s perspective, and cool, collected disposition are the one-two punch that knocks clients out.…

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The Best Advice to Read if You’re Struggling to Quit a Job You Hate


By Leila Hock   You know you’re on the wrong career path, but can’t pull yourself away. To do so would be to give up all you’ve invested and admit failure (to everyone). So, you stick it out—despite desperately wanting to change course. Sound familiar? It turns out, there’s actually a name for this kind…

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4 Ways You Can Motivate Your Team to Do Better Work (More Often)


By Patricia Thompson   As a boss, you’re probably doing all you can to help your team perform at its best. If you’re like some of the most successful leaders (which I hope you are!), you’re focused on setting challenging goals, running effective meetings, and using best practices for delegation. Still, as you fine-tune your management style, there’s one…

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Job of the Week! – Nov 8th


Digital PM with a passion for UX.   YOU: You are an experienced Producer/Project Manager with agency experience and the skills needed to successfully take design and interactive projects from inception to completion. You’re known not only for your keen eye, but also for your positive attitude, sense of humor and impeccable communication skills. You are a master multitasker that…

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7 Ways to Find the Answer to “What Should I Do With My Life?”


By Lily Herman   “What should I do with my life?” Unlike so many other questions you have about your career, this one’s not quite as easy to Google. (Or—shameless plug—to look up on The Muse.) The good news is, you’re not alone—in fact, I’ll guarantee that everyone has pondered their career path, finding their passion, or…

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Out of 100,000 Interviews, These 7 Candidate Questions Stood Out


By Sjoerd Gehring “Do you have any questions for us?” You’ll be asked it in almost any interview. And while you may be tempted to sit back and relax during this portion—while the recruiter’s put in the hot seat—that’s not actually in your best interest. Why? Because this is your final chance to make an awesome…

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Job of the Week! – Nov 1st


Well connected PR pro to raise the profile of a small kick-butt studio. YOU:  You are a well-connected PR mastermind with a creative flare that can help shine the spotlight on a top-notch innovative studio. Working in both a strategic and executional capacity, you know just the moves to make to catapult your team to the top…

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Five Daily Habits For Future-Proofing Your Brain


By Tara Swart Just a few generations ago, most people weren’t expected to live much past 50. But now most of us can expect to live well into our 70s and beyond. A longer life, however, means that we’re working our brains harder as we age. In an aging population, health services worldwide will face…

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