From Agency Intern To Brand Strategist: How To Build A Career In Advertising
Advice on how to find an internship in advertising from Cheryl Faux, who used an augmented reality app in 2013 to land an internship that has paved the way for her to become a brand strategist for the likes of Diet Coke, Lucky Charms, United States of Women, and more.
Becoming Un-Unemployed: A Pandemic-Proof Guide To Job Searching
If you’re between jobs and looking for work, focus first on becoming “un-unemployed.” Read on for more and for practical advice on finding a new job, even during the pandemic.
Free Food Is Nice But Not Enough: The Key To Retaining Millennial (And All Other) Employees
Dan Lyons’ recent book about his misadventures at HubSpot describes the culture clash that ensued when Lyons, a 50-something journalist, tried working at a tech company staffed largely by 20-something Millennials. Looked at another way, though, the story is also about the lengths to which companies will go to keep Millennials from leaving their jobs. Scene from […]
Avoiding The Career Obsolescence Trap
Four years ago, I had a conversation about career obsolescence I’ll never forget. I was catching up with a friend and former colleague who had left her job at an advertising agency around 2008 to be a stay-at-home mom. This woman is the best account director I’ve ever known. She is tough, comfortable defending her […]
Downsizing’s Silver Linings
I joined Microsoft about three months ago as a result of its acquisition of Nokia’s devices business. Last week, Microsoft announced a restructuring that will result in the loss of thousands of jobs, including many previously held by friends of mine. When I include my years at Nokia, I have survived layoffs, including last week’s, […]