Career Development, Job Search
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Social Media 101 for Job Hunting Graphic Designers

In the digital age, social media blurs the lines between our professional and personal selves. These networks provide a useful space for keeping in touch with friends and family, but they are also places to forge new connections. Social media presents a powerful opportunity to market yourself and your work to recruiters and potential colleagues. This is particularly true for graphic designers, given the overwhelming power of visuals and images on online platforms. Take advantage…
Hiring, Startups, Workplace

3 Things to Consider Before You Hire

Hiring is a big decision. Whether it’s your first hire or your fiftieth, the process rarely gets easier. Knowing when to hire is the first step in getting recruitment right. Budgets, workload, and growth goals have to align to welcome a new team member full-time, but missing one of the three can lead to layoffs and burned bridges. Below are three ways to tell if it’s a good time to bring on a new team…
Career Development, Job Search

5 Skills to Power-Up Your Developer Resume

It’s hard to imagine a world where we don’t do everything via the internet. From ordering food to buying clothes to booking vacations, technology has taken over our lives in a huge way. Today, almost every single industry requires people who know who to code. However, as the industry grows, and the number of web developers along with it, it’s only natural that the field is getting increasingly competitive. In order to stay relevant, developers…
Hiring

Nobody Applied to Your Job Posting: What Do You Do Now?

Sometimes you put a job description on your website and take it down the next day because you’ve already found the perfect fit. Other times, it’s not so easy. It can be weeks, months, and sometimes even more than a year without finding someone that fits the bill. If you’ve gone through the motions but haven’t found the right fit, try these 8 tips to reignite the posting. Dive into your organization 1. Take advantage…
Remote Work

5 Lessons You Learn When You Work Remote

When you tell people you work from home you often get a mixed bag of reactions. Some people would love to ditch their daily commute and the rigid structure of office life for the comfort of their couch, while others bristle at the idea of being holed up at home all day. Of course, just like any other type of work, no remote job is the same and depending on your employer, your experience can…
Hiring, Workplace

6 Steps to Take to Reduce Bias in Hiring

It’s no secret that many tech startups tend to struggle with diversity. A quick scroll through the “Meet the Team” section of most young companies will often reveal a bunch of smiling, similar looking male faces, with maybe a few women, people of colour, and/or differently abled people here and there. A big reason for this is unconscious bias, or the idea that our cultural experience can affect our thoughts, feelings, and actions. Even founders…