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.

Your 5-Step Plan to Getting a Promotion Without Having to Ask for It


By Jim Morris Nobody likes having to actually ask for a promotion. Advocating for yourselfis a lot harder than speaking up for others. The good news is, if your boss is paying attention and your actions are speaking for themselves, you may not have to ask. You probably already know that doing good work is the…

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Job of the Week! – Jan 3rd


Proactive, methodical and chiller than most   YOU: You love and respect beautiful creative work and are passionate about the process of bringing creative ideas to life. Ever proactive, you are constantly finding solutions for problems before they even materialize. Your preparedness and flexibility make you not only effective, but cool-headed throughout the process.   THEM: They…

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Hello 2018!


Wishing you and yours the happiest of New Years! We look forward to reaching new heights with you in 2018! Your friends @ You & Them

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If You Aspire to Be a Great Leader, Be Present


  By Rasmus Hougaard & Jacqueline Carter Some years ago, we worked with a director of a multinational pharma company who’d been receiving poor grades for engagement and leadership effectiveness. Although he tried to change, nothing seemed to work. As his frustration grew, he started tracking the time he spent with each of his direct reports — and every…

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Job of the Week! – Dec 20th


Adaptive problem-solver with a passion for the digital space   YOU: You are a proactive problem-solver with a love for creative work and making things happen. You have a passion to learn, a love for creation and a ger-‘er-done spirit. You’re the MVP in taking a pitch project from concept to a living activation. You GO Glenn…

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3 Times You Should Take Charge at Work (Even Though You’re Not the Boss)


By Alyse Kalish   We all know our place in the office—manager, employee, office dog (OK, the last one is wishful thinking that we have dog readers). And while some lines aren’t meant to be crossed, others get blurred when teams are shaken up, priorities are shifted, bosses go on vacations, and people quit before…

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The Motivating Question Most Bosses Don’t Think to Ask


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


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”


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


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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