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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.

The 2 Words That’ll Make Small Talk Feel Less Fake

06/23/2017

By Richard Moy   For someone who likes to talk to people as much as I do, I’m not necessarily the best at engaging in small talk. Usually I get nervous, which eventually evolves into panic, and I’ll comment on things like just how blue my water looks or how good of a deal I…

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Job of the Week! – June 21st

06/21/2017

 Master Organizer and Inspirational Sage   YOU: You’re an excellent communicator and proactive, big-picture thinker. With a mind like an iron trap for attention to detail, you ensure that nothing goes unchecked and everything is running smoothly and efficiently. You have a keen understanding of and advocate for creative excellence. Your astute observations and ability…

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How To Turn Down A Job Without Burning A Bridge

06/19/2017

By Judith Ohikuare Looking for a job is a job in and of itself. You have to search for the right gig, update your résumé, write some cover letters, and then go on interviews — all without any guarantees. So when you get that coveted offer, it seems inevitable that you’ll accept. But how do…

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CV Vs. Resume—Here Are the Differences

06/16/2017

By Stacey Lastoe “Um, what is a CV?” is a question job seekers often find themselves asking. Approach 10 professionals, and odds are high only one or two can tell you the real answer. Good news, you’re about to be one of those few people who know not just what the letters stand for, but…

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Job of the Week! – June 14th

06/14/2017

Visionary CD to lead and inspire   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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Read THIS Before Talking To Your Boss About $$

06/12/2017

By Rachel Selvin It took me 27 years to realize that asking for a raise wouldn’t read as a lack of gratitude that could put my job in peril. Like most millennials, I’ve built a relationship with money that’s painfully influenced by 2008’s Financial Crisis — a world of free-falling markets where steady corporate careers, the…

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4 ways to be less frustrated at work

06/09/2017

By George Dickson Most of us spend a lot of our time at work. For the average person in the United States, time spent at work eclipses every other activity, totaling more than even sleeping and eating combined, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This isn’t a phenomenon unique to the U.S.—research by the Organization…

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Job of the Week! – June 7th

06/07/2017

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?

06/05/2017

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

06/02/2017

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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