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So You Want to Work in Advertising?

So You Want to Work in Advertising?

How to get the creative capitals of the world to come to you

Things in the advertising industry, and in most creative fields, have changed dramatically since the Mad Men era. Just start and the work will follow. Read More »

How I Learned: The Surprising Danger of Making Assumptions

How I Learned: The Surprising Danger of Making Assumptions

Overcome the Sacred Cows that block your creative problem solving

How I learned to stop watching everyone else and unleash my inner creative beast. A creative guru on problem-solving skills featured as part of AOL Jobs Week. Read More »

Networking: 5 Things You Want The Other Person To Know

Networking: 5 Things You Want The Other Person To Know

By Susan Ricker Networking is one of the fastest ways to find new opportunities for your career, but it's also one of the most daunting. Walking into a room full of people you don't know, attempting to eat stale crackers without spraying crumbs on the intimidating professional you're talking to, all while... Read More »

Bosses vs. Workers: Who Takes More Vacation Time?

Bosses vs. Workers: Who Takes More Vacation Time?

It's hard to find anyone who doesn't think a vacation is a good thing. Beyond getting to explore different parts of the country or the world, vacations have been shown to improve mental health, prevent job burnout and even enhance creativity. Yet if you're guilty of ending the year without using most of your... Read More »

7 Ways To Become More Creative

7 Ways To Become More Creative

Those of you with scouting experience likely remember the myriad tricks used to start campfires. I'm not talking matches -- I'm talking the things you threw a lit match on with the hope of getting a serious enough flame going to eventually light the kindling. In my troop, I have a vague memory of paper egg... Read More »

How To Reinvent Your Career When You're Over 40

How To Reinvent Your Career When You're Over 40

Career books often tell us that we should learn from successful leaders in business, the nonprofit sector or government. But in their new book, "Becoming a Life Change Artist," Fred Mandell and Kathleen Jordan argue that we could all benefit from studying the processes used by visionary artists like Picasso and... Read More »

12 Traits Workers Need To Succeed In A Startup

12 Traits Workers Need To Succeed In A Startup

With Facebook about to mint a whole new bunch of gazillionaires, you might wonder: Should you try to get a job at a startup? Before you send out a blitz of resumes, though, you need to consider whether you have what it takes to succeed in such an entrepreneurial environment. We asked some top entrepreneurs, and... Read More »

Why Witty Job Titles Are All the Rage

Why Witty Job Titles Are All the Rage

New trends show that typical titles such as manager, web developer€ and even CEO have become blase. Punchier, more creative handles are taking over. Read More »

Using Baby Carrots And Digital Tools To Make Your Resume Stand Out

Using Baby Carrots And Digital Tools To Make Your Resume Stand Out

Artistic videos posted to YouTube aren't going to pay the bills. Of course, anyone looking to make a career in experimental videography must first find a stable job that provides for the basic necessities before the MacArthur Foundation comes knocking with a genius grant. Read More »

Breaking the Mold: New Work Environments for New Workforces

Breaking the Mold: New Work Environments for New Workforces

By Bryan Clark In days where it's becoming harder and harder to find a qualified employee, some workplaces learned that the best way to avoid acquiring qualified applicants is to retain the ones they already have. With the average time spent at the same job falling to just under 4 years in the United... Read More »

7 Surprisingly Creative, Well-Paid Jobs

7 Surprisingly Creative, Well-Paid Jobs

If you're in the market for a new job, why not go the creative route? There are plenty of jobs where creativity and fresh ideas can make you stand out – and many of them are still in demand despite the recession. The following list provides a mix of in-demand gigs and (hopefully) soon-to-bounce back... Read More »

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