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! – June 7th


Visionary CD to Engage and Influence   YOU: You are more than a Creative Director. You are a master problem solver with strong design chops and a powerful POV. You have a crystal clear vision of story and the execution that will bring it to fruition.   THEM: They are a young but top-of-the-game digital…

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Do You Really Need A Résumé Objective?


By Judith Ohikuare Write a cover letter, they said. It’ll be worth it, they promised. And don’t forget to check off certain boxes on your résumé. You don’t want to get overlooked, they warned. Well, there’s actually another component of your résumé that can be crucial, even if it’s optional. “The résumé objective is kind of…

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10 Ways to Work Less Without Losing Your Boss’ Respect


Now that summer’s pretty much here, many of us are probably daydreaming about frozen margaritas sipped on outdoor patios, beach days, long bike rides, and leaving work in time to enjoy several hours of daylight. When the clock strikes 5 ( or 2 on a Friday, anyone?), it’s natural to want to call it a…

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Job of the Week! – May 31st


Seasoned Designer with Showmanship   YOU: You are a confident and talented Sr. Designer that will advocate a strong design POV and manage brand deliverables. You’re suave and charismatic and have no problem presenting and really selling your work.   THEM: They are a creative and strategic advertising agency that develops business solutions. This consultancy combines…

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The Reason Why Smart People Always Ask “Why?” at Work


You’ve probably heard that asking thoughtful questions is the smart thing to do when the opportunity arises. Maybe you believe (and rightly so) that when you pose a question following a colleague’s presentation or at the end of a team meeting, you’re demonstrating a certain presence and awareness. You weren’t checked out—you have something to…

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Want a Mentor? Here Are 5 Keys to Choosing and Approaching the Right One


By Scott Mautz   Bill Gates has his Warren Buffett. Luke Skywalker has his Yoda. Kanye West has his, uh, Kanye West. You’ve read or heard much on the power and importance of mentors. But how do you find the right one for you? And how do you get past that intimidating, even scary step of…

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Job of the Week! – May 24th


Digital Whiz + Biz Dev Powerhouse   YOU: You are a winsome Business Development Director with extensive digital product experience and the charisma and experience to identify and establish strategic relationships with clients.   THEM: A Brooklyn-based ‘agency’ that focuses solely on user-centered websites and platforms. If you’re into Flash and/or advertising campaigns, you’ve come to the…

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Is It Normal to Have to Send a Hiring Manager (Lots of) Reminders?


The job search process can be confusing. It can feel like you need to consult a psychic, or at the very least, every single friend who’ll listen to you. You want to know if what you’re experiencing is normal or if you’re on your way to getting burned. One common, hard-to-understand scenario is feeling like…

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Research: The More Essential Your Job Is to Your Company, the Happier You’ll Be


Say you’re a lawyer, and you’re evaluating competing job offers — one from a law firm, and the other for a general counsel role in a tech company. Which one should you take? This is a complicated question, and one that professionals face all the time. If you’re a marketer, you have to decide whether you’d…

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Job of the Week! – May 17th


Masterful, avid UX Designer   YOU: You are an experienced UX designer with a deep curiosity about human behavior and the effects of design on usability. Your diverse portfolio is a testament to your ability to conceptualize, curate, and craft compelling strategy-driven interactions. You also possess deep understanding of  best practices and are able to both…

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