Did Your Future Boss Just Text You?

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Some of us may remember the days of debating between cream or white-colored paper for our resumes. Tomorrow’s job candidates may debate whether a smiley face or a thumbs up is a more professional response to the latest text from a recruiter. That’s right. As this article details, today’s recruiters and employers are adding text-messaging to the hiring process. Text …

Is Office Romance Really a No-No?

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Ahh love. Everyone knows that work and romance don’t mix, except that according to one poll, 22% of married couples in the U.S. met at work. Our own informal research (i.e. talking to our friends, colleagues, and clients) tells us that workplace romances are more likely to happen in places where you have a lot of young people, and also …

The Weirdest Marketing Stunts of 2018 (and what they mean for 2019)

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Now that we’ve started a new year, let’s go back in time … to last year. Every year there are a few great marketing campaigns and a few truly bizarre ones. But, even the bizarre ones can tell us something about where marketing trends are going. Inc. magazine released this article about the ten weirdest campaigns in 2018. Some may …

Are You Thankful for Yourself?

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Thanksgiving is on its way, making it a perfect time of year to sit down and think about what you’re grateful for. There are the obvious categories – family, health, friends, brownies, new episodes of This Is Us – but what about professionally? Hopefully, most of us are grateful for good bosses and co-workers, and meaningful, well-paid work. But maybe …

What Not to Wear on an Interview

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There was the woman with three-inch bright yellow nails interviewing for a data entry position. There was the man with so much dog hair on his pants he triggered the interviewer’s allergies. Ask around, and you’re sure to hear more than a few hair-raising (and hair unbrushed) stories of bizarre interview attire. But more and more you’ll also hear stories …

Since I’m a Manager, Shouldn’t I Get a Bigger Turkey?

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Back in the day, people worked 8-hour days and then went home. Usually there was free coffee in the break room, and sometimes even donuts. Often, especially in advertising, executives got expense accounts and used them to take clients and staff out to dinner or drinks, which was considered a perk of the job. Those days are gone. As the …