Creative and Marketing Blog

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Benefits of Employee Recognition — and 12 Affordable Options

Did you know that employee recognition can be one of the best forms of retention? And if you are concerned about losing top talent, a little recognition can go a long way. Both employees and your business can reap numerous rewards.

Resumania™: Sum it Up and Skip the Objective Statement

There’s no rule that you have to include an objective statement in your resume. In fact, it’s far better to write a professional summary. Leading off with a carefully crafted, targeted overview of your most impressive and relevant qualifications is far more likely to attract a hiring manager’s attention.

Interviewing Tips for Five Different Types of Hiring Managers

Did you land an interview? Congratulations, you’re halfway to the promise of a new job! You’re armed with interviewing tips and feel fully prepared as you walk in the door. But then you encounter an interviewer who completely throws you off. He’s either totally unprepared (e.g., lost your resume) or he makes you feel really awkward (e.g., long periods of silence). Well, sometimes bad things happen to good interviewees.

Resumania™: Score Points By Avoiding Sports References in Your Resume

Got football fever? It’s hard to avoid considering the Super Bowl is right around the corner. But no matter how fervent a fan you are, keep the sports references and metaphors out of your resume and cover letter. Prospective employers may be unfamiliar with certain sports lingo, and you could risk your message being misinterpreted.

5 Career Tips from Famous Graphic Designers

If you read up on the most famous graphic designers of the modern era you'll obviously learn a lot about the creative process. But you'll discover many career management strategies worth emulating, too.