Career Development, Job Search

The Designer’s Guide to Moving from Freelance to In-House

Being a full time freelance graphic designer has its advantages. You get to be your own boss, work on your own schedule, and be selective in the types of projects you take on. But freelancing also has its drawbacks. Being your own boss means that you need to make difficult business decisions while sacrificing a steady salary. At some point, many freelance graphic designers choose to make their way to in-house roles in search of…
Job Search

The Right Way to Quit a Job You Just Started

Starting a new job is difficult. Even if you’re enjoying the role, it’s normal to feel nervous as you get to know your new team and understand your new boss’s expectations—feelings which usually resolve themselves once you get more comfortable and settle into the role. But sometimes a new job just isn’t the right fit, no matter how much effort you put into it. While there’s something to be said for pushing yourself in a…
Job Search

4 Ways to Ensure Growth in a New Job

Starting a new job is a leap of faith. First there’s the initial shock of a new team and purpose. After that, there’s the lingering fears that the job might not have been quite right for you. Uncertainty and stress are normal, but there are ways to still ensure you’re growing in your career and setting yourself up for success. Here are four tricks to approaching the first year at a new job. Look to management’s culture It…
Hiring

How to Hire Remote Workers From Start to Finish

Many startup founders enter the recruitment and interview process without an HR background. It’s difficult territory, compounded by the fact that many aspects of an in-person interview—the initial handshake and eye contact, body language, an appearance of nerves—are completely absent when talking with a remote candidate. Additionally, when your star employee could be anywhere in the world, the challenge evolves from finding a needle in a haystack to first identifying the right haystack to search.…
Job Search

How to Get References Without Losing Your Job

Finding a job while unemployed can be a stressful task, but applying to new ones while still employed comes with a variety of its own challenges. One of the most uncomfortable scenarios is often trying to get a strong reference from your current employer without your manager finding out you’re considering moving on. Here are a few tips on how to getting references without losing your job. Your Trusted Co-Worker For most job applications, the…
Hiring

Building a Startup Team From The Ground Up

Building a product takes a lot of time, energy, and resources. Most startups need to be efficient with budgets and take advantage of what they have. Every decision founders make has a direct impact on the company’s ability to make it to the next month, and most importantly, the ultimate success of the product. When possible, the best way to do this is to add team members on an ‘as needed’ basis. One of the…