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.

The Right Way to Ask Your Boss for Time Off


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


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)


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)


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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Job of the Week! – August 9th


Digital and strategic leader with a vision and an enthusiasm for being at the forefront of the social landscape   YOU: You are a culturally savvy, buttoned-up, brilliant strategist with the ability to break the social mould when needed and do so with flair.   THEM: They are a manufacturer and marketer of high-end skincare products, driven…

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What I Wish I Knew at Every Age


By Madeleine Dore When asked what we regret in our careers or life to date, it can be difficult to formulate a response. Not only is it tenuous at best to try to pinpoint the exact moment where we should have pursued this direction instead of that, seized one opportunity over another, or taken a risk…

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How to Make Sure That You and the Company Are a Perfect Match


By Scott Anthony Barlow   Everyone knows they need to go into their next interview having done at least a simple Google search and given a cursory glance at the company’s “About Us” page. But that’s where too many go wrong: They view the research process as a way to get a few key pieces…

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Job of the Week! – Aug 2nd


An Integrated Project Manager who can keep cool under pressure   YOU: You are a proactive, problem solver whose ability to anticipate and adapt to a situation is second nature. Your cool head in a high pressure situation is why you’re the ideal leader of the pack   THEM:  They are a creative agency based in NYC…

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5 Ways To Make A Career Pivot — & Get The Job You Deserve


By Judith Ohikuare   Although it would make life so much easier to have one of those fabled dream jobs you’ve known about your whole life, and eventually move through with joy, most people’s career paths aren’t so linear. In her new book, Fearless and Free: How Smart Women Pivot — And Relaunch — Their Careers,…

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When Someone Quits, You’re Too Late. Ask These 3 Questions Every Week to Retain Them


By Stacey Ferriera   The best managers know that top employees today have a multitude of options when it comes to choosing their workplace. In an era where retention is becoming increasingly difficult, there are only three questions you need to ask to keep tabs on how your team feels and keep morale high. Here they are: 1. Do…

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