Letting Go Of Your Limiting Thoughts

Letting Go Of Your Limiting Thoughts

Benita Conde worked in the advertising industry for close to 20 years, holding leadership roles in resource management, project management, recruiting and talent development at agencies such as Fallon NY, BBH NY and Anomaly NY. Now she is the founder of Create Radical Love, a life coaching and consulting approach for people who want to radically love their whole life experience, not just compartmentalized parts of it. This week, she brings us advice on how to let go of the fear-based and limiting thoughts we all have about ourselves, and move through the job hunting process more mindfully.

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4 Tips For Negotiating For Mo' Money, Mo' Vacation Or Mo' Perks

4 Tips For Negotiating For Mo' Money, Mo' Vacation Or Mo' Perks

Jen Nash has been in business for over two decades as a Creative Director and senior strategist for Fortune 100 companies, and has additionally built a multi-million-dollar real estate company for herself. As Chief Money Instigator, Jen's philanthropic initiative is focused on inspiring grads to negotiate better starting salaries at their next job. This week, she brings us four concrete tips to help you negotiate what your worth, even early in your career.

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4 Ways To Handle Imposter Syndrome

4 Ways To Handle Imposter Syndrome

Imposter syndrome is defined by Wikipedia as, "a psychological pattern in which an individual doubts their accomplishments and has a persistent internalized fear of being exposed as a fraud." As young talent, you're hit doubly hard—not only do you have limited experience, but you also don't have experience dealing with imposter syndrome. Here are four concrete ways to handle imposter syndrome whenever it strikes.

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Building The Career Of Your Dreams

Building The Career Of Your Dreams

Tiona Langley is a freelance producer (previously, she was a producer at Google Creative Lab in NYC) and a 2018 ADCOLOR FUTURE. While navigating the beginning of your career can be stressful, Tiona loves the process of building the career of her dreams, and has some tips to share to help you build yours.

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3 Healthy Ways To Cope With Failure

3 Healthy Ways To Cope With Failure

Failure in varying degrees is something we all experience in our careers at some point, so knowing how to handle and respond to it early will set you up to roll and recover with the punches. Charley Zheng, Freelance Senior Brand Strategist (currently at Pereira O'Dell), opens up about her experience with processing and embracing failure in a way that keeps your emotional and psychological self intact.

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Moving To A New City Without A Job

Moving To A New City Without A Job

I get a lot of questions about how to make the move to a new city—especially when companies can be less responsive to remote applicants. Luckily, Kris Solberg, Digital Strategist at the American Animal Hospital Association and Vice Chair of Ad 2 National, is here to share his advice on moving to a new city without a job, based on his own experience. Here's Kris—

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How To Network In A Genuine Way

How To Network In A Genuine Way

Nayantara Dutta is a Trends Researcher at J. Walter Thompson who started reading We Are Next when she was still a student. As a Psychology major who barely knew anyone in advertising, she had to build her network from scratch and learned a lot along the way. Now on the other side, she shares her detailed tips on making networking more personal, both in-person and online. Because we all know how crucial connecting with people in the industry is in your career.

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How To Actively Use Rejection To Get A Job

How To Actively Use Rejection To Get A Job

Rejection from a job that you applied for sucks. Period. But it's also something we'll all encounter at some point in our careers (I have been rejected by at least 7 agencies over the years. At least.). Because it's an inevitable part of the ride, the importance of individual rejections are minimized—it's what you do in response to rejection that really matters. To help you get through it, here's how to not just handle, but actively use your next "no" to land a job.

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What Are You Creating For?

What Are You Creating For?

Mariam Guessous is a force for standing up for what you believe in and taking care of yourself as you do so. The Creative Director and Entrepreneur left a role at DigitasLBi to start Majorité, a hybrid agency focused on diverse voices, and I SEE YOU, an accessible wellness brand for women of color. You might also remember Mariam from her inspiring podcast episode. Her Guest Pro email is a rallying cry for everyone just starting their career.

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3 Ways To Be A Leader At Any Level

3 Ways To Be A Leader At Any Level

When you think of a leader, it's easy to picture someone with years of experience sitting in the corner office. But leaders can be found at any level, and anyone who aspires to be a leader in their career can start honing and demonstrating these qualities from day one. In addition to kicking ass in your role, here are three ways to be a leader at any level.

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3 Ways To Be A Handraiser

3 Ways To Be A Handraiser

Not only does Chelsea St. Clair have one of the dopest names I've seen in awhile, but she also suggested a topic that I loved instantly. Chelsea is a Brand Strategist at Arnold Worldwide, and this week, she brings her perspective as someone one year out of school to provide tips on building an intangible quality that agencies look for: being a handraiser.

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Overheard At ADMERICA 2017

Overheard At ADMERICA 2017

I spent last week in beautiful New Orleans at ADMERICA 2017, the national advertising conference that brings together agencies, clients, media companies and college students to examine the industry today, and where it's heading tomorrow. I brought back a handful of overheard quotes and takeaways picked specially for you from various keynote speakers, workshops and recruiter sessions.

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5 Ways to Be A Better Presenter

5 Ways to Be A Better Presenter

Presenting is such a big part of what we do—whether it's selling a client on a big idea, or explaining the idea to your internal team so it makes it into the meeting, period. While being comfortable speaking in front of people is helped by time and experience, it's also closely tied to our nerves, stress, and fear—so much so that even seasoned speakers can find themselves falling back into bad habits. 

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