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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