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 Be a Hardworking Employee Without Sacrificing Your Personal Life


By Abby Wolfe Let’s be real for a second. These days, many of us live in a world of excess, where more is definitely better. We heap our plates full with seconds when we’re already full, overstuff a drawer with t-shirts we’ll never wear again, and ensure that we own at least 20 mugs. (I know, I…

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The Out-of-Office Message You Need When You Have to Take a Sick Day


By Alyse Kalish   It’s decided—you can no longer come into the office without coughing up a storm and falling asleep while standing up (who would of thought that’s possible?), so you’re going to take a sick day. Thank goodness! Because honestly, nobody wants to be around a sick person. Before you log out for several hours—and…

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Job of the Week! – Feb 21st


On-top-of-it Bookkeeper with a passion for fine art   YOU: You are smart, experienced and detail-oriented bookkeeper with a mind for numbers and a passion for art.   THEM: They are a non-profit Artist Foundation that is dedicated to collecting, exhibiting, preserving, and interpreting the art and archives of a renowned artist.   Want to know more? Check out…

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10 Ways to Get Well (and Stay Well) When It’s Flu Season and You Have to Go to an Office


By James Okuszka When there are vitamin C packets scattered across your desk, you can’t remember the last time someone on your team wasn’t working from home, and you’ve already had to say “bless you” 15 times before 11 AM, it can only mean one thing—it’s flu season. Working in an office filled with people…

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Taking Constructive Criticism Like a Champ


By Nicole Lindsay I’ve always envied people who can graciously accept constructive criticism. It seems I was not born with that trait, and throughout my career I’ve struggled with receiving feedback, even when it was entirely accurate. The moment I hear the words, my heartbeat quickens and my mind begins to race—first in search of…

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Job of the Week! – Feb 14th


Energetic self-starter who is curious by nature   YOU: You are an innovative, well-seasoned Strategist who is passionate about brands and marketing. You see more than just an advertising campaign, you are driven by the products/services themselves.   THEM: Rapidly expanding innovative agency with offices in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles & London. This culturally conscious…

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What’s a Normal Challenge at a New Job and What’s a Huge Red Flag


By Jaclyn Westlake Starting a new job can be overwhelming. You’re meeting tons of people, soaking up lots of new information, and figuring out where to eat lunch every day. Not to mention trying to wow your new boss. No pressure. It’s totally normal to feel a little off balance as you’re getting settled in.…

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Try This Simple Trick To Beat Your Public Speaking Anxiety


By Joel Schwartzberg Back in 2001, Gallup researchers found speaking in public was one of the things Americans fear the most, behind snakes, but ahead of heights, needles, and airline travel. And while the world of 2017 is a scary place in many ways, there’s little reason to suspect the popular fear of public speaking has dissipated.…

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Job of the Week! – Feb 7th


Confident and collaborative leader for growing startup YOU: You are a strategic thinker and confident leader who can develop, oversee, and execute local brand strategy and marketing services with ease and success.   THEM: Rapidly growing New York based startup looking to expand its reach and develop as a national brand. This highly technology-driven Co. is focused on empowering…

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5 Habits That’ll Ensure You’ll End Every Day Feeling Successful


By Nathan Tanner   You know those days when you leave work feeling amazing, pumped that you were highly productive? On the flipside, I’m sure you have days that are just the opposite. Ones that leave you feeling frustrated, wondering whether you got anything done. What if there was a way to end every day knowing that…

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