5 Unspoken Rules For Emails

5 Unspoken Rules For Emails

When we start our first internship or job, or start reaching out to people during our job search, it's assumed that we know how to use email. While you've got the basics down, there are several unspoken rules that you might not know about sending professional emails. Instead of learning them the hard way, here are five of them, so you can be an email pro from Day 1. 

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The Benefits Of Participating In Public Service Campaigns

The Benefits Of Participating In Public Service Campaigns

Getting your hands on real work early on goes a long way when starting out in the industry. This week, Caroline McLoughlin and Nick Zanetti of Ad 2 DC share one way to flex your skills on real clients, while meeting other ad professionals in your area and doing some good for your community. It's a win-win-win.

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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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3 Tips For Networking At Happy Hours

3 Tips For Networking At Happy Hours

Jordan Warren is a Marketing Copywriter at DEG Digital, and served as the 2017-2018 Ad 2 Kansas City president. She started as an unpaid intern, and has mastered the art of leveraging her connections to move up in her career. Now, she makes an effort to help others get connected to the right people, especially in Kansas City. This week, she shares 3 tips for networking at happy hours, which can be an unexpectedly fruitful place to find your next opportunity.

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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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Finding Confidence & Opportunities In Smaller Markets

Finding Confidence & Opportunities In Smaller Markets

When we think of advertising, we default to thinking about big cities like New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. But the reality is that there are robust agency scenes in smaller markets where you can start your career. Roshni Shivaramakrishnan is a Singaporean currently working at Essence as a Senior Advertising Operations Executive, and on the side, she helps current students/fresh grads understand the local scene. While her experience is in Asia, her tips on finding confidence and opportunities in smaller markets will help anyone wondering what's out there for them.

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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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Reaching Out To Potential Mentors The Right Way

Reaching Out To Potential Mentors The Right Way

No one gets to where they've gotten alone. Reaching out to people in the industry who can provide guidance, a shoulder to lean on when things get rough, and potentially open doors to new opportunities is a hugely important part of everyone's career path. But how do you start making those connections in the first place? Here are 5 tips on how to reach out to potential mentors the right way, including where to find a fresh crop of them, pulled from February's Black History Month content. 

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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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How To Handle Networking Events

How To Handle Networking Events

We all know that networking events are important, especially when studies show that a huge percentage of people are hired through referrals and network connections. But that doesn’t stop them from feeling awkward, intimidating, and tricky to navigate. To help make the most of your next networking opportunity, here are a few things you can do before, during, and after the event.

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