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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.

How To Turn Your Crappy Network Into A Better One

09/01/2017

By Rich Bellis “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” You’ve heard that trite career adage before, and probably rolled your eyes because you don’t know anyone who’s well-connected enough in your field to hook you up with that dream job. But while nepotism is real and elite institutions do open more doors, you might not be…

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Job of the Week ! – Aug 30th

08/30/2017

Cool-as-a-Cuke Project Manager   YOU:   As an Integrated Project Manager, you will be responsible for the day-to-day management of workload and deliverables of multiple creative projects, working closely with the account and creative teams to ensure all materials are delivered on time.  You will work to define project requirements and set weekly and monthly goals to ensure successful…

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Asking This One Question Helps Me Feel Like I Have More Hours in the Day

08/28/2017

By Kat Boogaard   Like pretty much everybody, I often find myself whining that there just aren’t enough hours in any given day. Every morning, I’ll sit down at my computer, take one quick glance at the to-do list that stretches out in front of me, and quickly find myself met with that feeling of…

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How to Actually Handle Q&A Sessions After a Presentation Like a Pro

08/25/2017

By Kindra Hall   It was one of my first presentations and though it wasn’t my best, it wasn’t horrible. That is until they opened it up for questions. Though it only lasted about 10 minutes, that single Q&A session took 10 years off my life. Everything that could have gone wrong, did. I walked out of that presentation…

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Job of the Week! – August 23rd

08/23/2017

Innovative Thinker and Visual Master   YOU:   You are an Art Director with a passion for narrative. A visionary with an eye for design, a mind for strategy and a way with words, you bring a lot to the table, including a big appetite for creative challenges.   THEM: This agency believes cultural experiences and values are…

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The Email You Need to Send Your Boss if She Doesn’t Respect Your Time Off

08/21/2017

By Kat Boogaard I sat with my head propped up in my hand at one of those cramped hotel computer desks, listening to my boss ramble endlessly on the other end of the phone about something she needed—yet was apparently unable to locate herself. My family stood eagerly by the hotel room door, trying their…

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The Right Way to Ask Your Boss for Time Off

08/17/2017

By Michelle Herrmann   It might seem unimaginable, but we Americans don’t always like to use our vacation days. In today’s shaky job market, many of us are afraid that using paid days off will look like we’re shirking responsibilities or not being a team player. In fact, a Project Time Off survey found that the state…

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Job of the Week! – August 16th

08/16/2017

Tech Producer / Digital PM with a Passion for UX   YOU: You are a seasoned 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…

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4 Ways to Figure Out What You’re Good At (Not Just What You’re Passionate About)

08/14/2017

By Whitney Johnson It’s a universal dream to do what we’re passionate about. The only problem with this aspiration is that sometimes the thing we most care about isn’t what we do best. As Gloria Steinem famously said, “We teach what we need to learn, and write what we need to know.” Don’t worry! This…

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5 Science-Backed Ways to Give Better Presentations (Even if You Hate Public Speaking)

08/11/2017

You have an upcoming presentation and you want it to be amazing. Because, while you’ve always done a good job, you’re looking to level up. But as you start to research how you can make your next talk the best yet, you’re overwhelmed by the amount of advice out there. Good news: I’ve waded through it all…

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