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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Setting Yourself Up To Ace Your Phone Interview

Setting Yourself Up To Ace Your Phone Interview

As if interviewing in-person isn't stressful enough, we often have to get through an initial phone interview when trying to land a job. Not only do you have to navigate the interviewer's questions, but you have to do so without the non-verbal cues and general vibes you get in-person. To help you get to the next round and land that job, here are some ways to set yourself up for success for your next phone interview.

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Smart Questions To Bring To Your Interview

Smart Questions To Bring To Your Interview

There comes a time in every interview when the interviewer will ask you whether you have any questions for them. The tables have turned, but make no mistake—it's still an opportunity to impress, and the questions you ask say a lot about you as a candidate. A good rule of thumb is to prepare enough questions (keep in mind that some might be answered earlier in the interview) that you don't end the interview early. Here are some things to think about to help you come up with smart questions to bring to your next interview.

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How To Talk About Being Fired Or Laid Off

How To Talk About Being Fired Or Laid Off

Losing your job is a terrible thing to experience, but it happens to more people than you think—we just rarely talk about it, though we should, to normalize it and support one another (IMO). Life goes on, but applying for your next job after losing your job can feel especially daunting. Here are a few tips on how to talk about being fired or laid off in an interview.

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How To Prepare For An Interview

How To Prepare For An Interview

For years, Leslie Kay and Hillary Black have been connecting advertising agencies and brands with top talent through their recruitment, staffing and coaching firm, Kay & Black (a Certified Women Owned Business). Their team specializes in recruitment for full-time and freelance talent in all areas of advertising, marketing and design. Kay & Black also provides professional development workshops through their educational division Campus and career coaching services through their one-on-one division perQ. Who better to provide tips on how to prepare for an interview the right way?

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Writing Follow-Up Emails For 3 Scenarios

Writing Follow-Up Emails For 3 Scenarios

The follow-up email is one of your most important tools for getting what you want, be it a job, a meeting, or simply making a new connection. It makes sense that the more you ask for something, the more likely you are to get it. But how to follow up can be tricky, a balance between not wanting to be forgotten and not wanting to come off as annoying or overwhelming. Here are some tips for writing and sending follow-up emails in 3 common scenarios.

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How To Look For A Job While You Have A Job

How To Look For A Job While You Have A Job

At some point in your career, you'll decide it's time to move on from your current company. Or maybe you accepted a job knowing that you'd keep your eyes out for something else. Whatever the case, you're looking for a job while working full-time. For those who need to keep things quiet, here are a few tips to navigate this tricky situation.

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The Art Of Speed Selling Your Work

The Art Of Speed Selling Your Work

Shaunah Margaret is a lot of awesome things: a Detroit native, MAIP alum, Copywriter at Tribal Worldwide, and co-founder of a bad ass new mentorship program designed for women of color called Women Who Create (applications are open for Summer 2018!). This week, Shaunah shares her best tips for selling your work to someone, whether you're looking for an internship or first job, wanting to impress your new coworkers, or just practicing for the future. Here's Shaunah—

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How To Talk About Your Work In An Interview

How To Talk About Your Work In An Interview

Whether interviewing for an internship or your next job, you'll likely be asked to talk about the work you've done in the past. It's easy enough to go over what's in your portfolio or written in your resume. But assume your interviewer has most likely reviewed what's on paper (that's probably what landed you the interview), and now they're looking for you to add color to it. Here are a few pointers to help you talk about what you've done in the most effective way.

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Breaking Into Advertising As An International Student

Breaking Into Advertising As An International Student

I met Cherish Lee, Assistant Media Planner at Wieden + Kennedy, when she was a student at the University of Oregon. She's whipsmart, effortlessly cool, and volunteered to write this Guest Pro email based on her own experience as an international student. While written for those abroad wanting to work in the States, this email's packed with applicable advice for anyone trying to break into the industry.

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Making Your Non-Advertising Experience Relevant

Making Your Non-Advertising Experience Relevant

When you discover advertising and marketing later in your college career, switch departments, or decide to make a career shift after working in another industry, it can feel like you don't have a lot to bring to the table. Your lack of direct experience makes it intimidating to present yourself as a candidate worthy of being hired—especially with all the people who've been studying and interning from the get go.

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Requesting an Informational Interview

Requesting an Informational Interview

After shortlisting the right agencies and priming your resume, the informational interview is one of your most underrated tools. By informational interview, I mean reaching out to someone at an agency you're interested in—whether it's your first one or your next step—to ask for a conversation (via email, phone or in-person) that helps you learn more.

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Landing & Transitioning: Advice from Fresh Faces

Landing & Transitioning: Advice from Fresh Faces

I'm a firm believer that some of the best advice comes from those in the first five years of their career. Equally inspiring as an agency vet with 20 years experience is someone who's recently made the transition from student, to intern, to full-time employee—someone in the thick of it who sees firsthand the reality of this ever-evolving industry as it is today.

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5 Measures of Agency Culture

5 Measures of Agency Culture

While a legendary holiday party, on-site laundry service, and dog-friendly meetings are all (awesome) aspects of culture, they're only part of the picture. So what other things define an agency's culture? Here are five key measures, expressed as questions you can ask in interviews to get a sense of an agency's culture. (Or questions you can ask yourself if you're at an agency and need a gut check.)

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