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Five Hot Trends in Graphic Design

October 10, 2016 |

All graphic designers know trends come and go. Some linger through time while others fade away only to resurface years later. Designers may argue that some trends aren’t trends at all, such as flat design which has been around since the early years of printmaking in Switzerland. No matter which […] Continue reading

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Back to School, Back to Work?

October 04, 2016 |

Career Tips for Those Seeking Part-Time Jobs Now that summer is well over and the kids are settled back in school, it is the perfect time to look for new employment opportunities. Whether you’re a stay-at-home parent who is ready to get back into the workforce or a professional seeking […] Continue reading

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DC Area Marketers List Social Media among Top Skills on LinkedIn Profiles

August 15, 2016 |

Industry competition is fierce; stand out by focusing on leadership and management skills LinkedIn has more than 128 million members in the United States and has become one of the most prominent recruiting platforms for companies worldwide. In fact, 65 percent of LinkedIn’s revenue in the first quarter of 2016 […] Continue reading

Thank you! No, Thank YOU!

April 05, 2016 |
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By Gretchen Stanford, Senior Manager, Recruiting As McKinley Marketing Partner’s Senior Manager of Recruiting, Gretchen Stanford builds and develops the recruitment team while also sourcing and screening talented marketing professionals herself to support the business development team. As a recruiter, I don’t necessarily expect each candidate I meet to send a […] Continue reading

Resume Resolutions

February 09, 2016 |

By Deb Abell, Recruiting Manager If you’re like most people, you made a commitment as the ball dropped to becoming healthier, happier, stronger, or more financially fit. Now that you have had some time to focus on those personal goals, why not make the rest of 2016 the year of […] Continue reading

3 Sure-Fire Ways to Fail Your Phone Interview

November 10, 2015 |
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  When searching for a new position, a phone interview is often the first step in the screening process. For many applicants, it is a beacon of hope—a sign that the company is at least somewhat interested in your skills. But, with so many desirable candidates on the market for […] Continue reading

Spring Cleaning Your Resume:  5 Ways to Improve Your Resume and Land the Job You Want by Summer

March 13, 2015 |

Spring is almost here—and as the weather slowly warms, you’ll likely notice your neighbors sprucing up their front yards, sweeping out their foyers, or maybe putting a fresh coat of paint on their front door. We tend to prioritize the entrance to our home, because it serves as a first […] Continue reading

How Your Bad Dating Experiences Can Improve Your Interview Skills

February 12, 2015 |

As Valentine’s Day approaches, you may be having flashbacks of bad dates—forced small talk, uncomfortable silences, and awkward goodbyes. But think twice before pushing those painful memories out of your conscience—they could actually help you with your job search. Like dating, searching and interviewing for a new role can be […] Continue reading

How to Prepare for an Interview (When You Don’t Have Much Time)

January 21, 2015 |

Today’s job market isn’t just competitive—it’s fast. More and more often companies are making hiring decisions quickly, which means that the time between an interview request and an actual interview can be less than 24 hours. Every job seeker knows that properly preparing for an interview can mean the difference […] Continue reading

How to Land Your Next Job through a Referral

November 06, 2014 |

To stand out from the crowd and get a foot in the door, you must grow and leverage your referral network—your professional contacts who will attest to your expertise and recommend you to others. Continue reading

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