Your Guide to Becoming a Creative

Your Guide to Becoming a Creative

Jade Song is a Junior Art Director at McKinney in NYC (and a We Are Next user!). As a creative, she couldn't afford portfolio school, and had to work hard to learn the industry, and build her portfolio and network. Lucky for you, she decided to pay it forward and has written a guide on how to become a creative in advertising, based on everything she's learned over the past three years. Even if you're not a creative, she's collected a lot of great industry resources in one place.

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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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3 Advertising Podcasts To Help You Understand The Industry Today

3 Advertising Podcasts To Help You Understand The Industry Today

Podcasts about advertising hosted by those working in the industry used to be pretty rare, but thankfully, a whole crop of fresh ones have emerged in the last couple years. Even better, they're amplifying lesser-heard voices in the industry, which is beneficial because the more perspectives you're exposed to as you start your career, the better. To make sure you're up on the latest listens, inspiring guests, and tough topics, here are three advertising podcasts to check out.

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5 Ways To Use Your Winter Break To Start The Year Strong

5 Ways To Use Your Winter Break To Start The Year Strong

The holidays are here (!), and your #1 focus should be to rest and recharge with loved ones. These couple weeks off are also an awesome time to do things you know you should be doing—if you weren't so damn busy. Whether you have time off from work or school, here are some things you can do (should you need a quick break from the festivities) to start the new year strong, not stressed.

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Building Your Network Via Agency IG Accounts

Building Your Network Via Agency IG Accounts

Scrolling through Instagram feeds full of shots of the office, new work/awards, twinning photos, and holiday parties is a great way to get a sense of an agency. But there's something extra special about agency IG accounts that allow individual employees to share his/her own perspective. Not only does it give you a first-hand glimpse at what it's like to work there, but it's also an easy way to find inspiring people to follow—and potentially connect with in the future.

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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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7 Sites the Industry's Reading

7 Sites the Industry's Reading

A question I've been hearing recently is, "What sites do you read regularly?" On the surface it's an easy one—so much of our job is reading and absorbing—but only a few actually come to mind beyond ones that keep me a functioning and informed human being. So I started asking around, gathering input from folks at different agencies.

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3 Podcasts to Feed Your Brain

3 Podcasts to Feed Your Brain

Podcasts provide a passive form of learning, so whether you're sipping hot cocoa by a fire or roadtripping to fresh powder, you can still be absorbing good stuff with little effort. Chosen for their ability to expose us to new ideas and aspects of humanity, these three podcasts help stretch our thinking.

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