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Using Your Social Media Profiles as a Resume Boost

Importance of Social Media for Your Resume I’m slowly learning being in the digital marketing industry, especially social media it is more important how your social profiles and website look rather than your traditional resume.  Employers are more often than not using social media networks to find the right candidate, rather than going through resumes. Although it is important to maintain a proper resume, it is becoming even more important if not already as to how you conduct yourself on LinkedIn, Twitter and more recently Instagram. LinkedIn LinkedIn is your professional tool that shows employers and connections that you mean […]

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6 Reasons Community Managers Need to Learn How to Code

Day in the life of a Community Manger I am a Community Manager. My job requires me to manage the social profiles of our clients, to create compelling and shareable content with a CTA (Call to Action), that will increase engagement, followers, likes and shares. On the opposite side of the office is the Web Team, what they do I have no idea. No matter where you work, you may have noticed a clear divide between technical and non-technical employees- those who can build things with code and those who cannot. It seems to me that those who are considered […]

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How To Boost Your Creativity At Work

Connecting with your inner creative self at work can be challenging sometimes, so here are some tips on how to boost your creativity in the workplace! Stop Checking The Clock   You’ll be surprised how much your sense of time affects what you think you can accomplish in a workday. Constantly checking the clock is a key contributor to stress in the workplace, and effectively works to destroy an employee’s ability to think creatively. Try taking off your watch and letting your internal clock take over for a while, you’ll notice a difference in your overall productivity, efficiency and relaxation level.   […]

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5 Things You Should Never Say During A Job Interview

The interview process can be a very stressful experience. Interviews force you to come face to face with employers who are searching for the perfect candidate to fill an open job position. This demand for perfection can place a lot of pressure on the interviewee because they cannot afford to make a single error. What is even more terrifying is that those conducting interviews actively seek out negative qualities in the job seekers whom they meet. This means that one sentence or a nervous habit can turn a great interview into a lost employment opportunity. The following is a list […]

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4 Ways To Be More Productive at Work

Prioritize Prioritizing tasks takes a lot of effort, but can ultimately help you be far more productive during your workday. Start with your most daunting tasks first. Completing your largest, most difficult projects at the beginning of the workday, when your mind is the freshest, will ensure that they are not avoided. Give yourself realistic time limits for each of your projects and execute accordingly. Not only will this help you have a more efficient workday, but it will also decrease stress. Prioritizing is key.  Create To Do Lists First thing in the morning, make a to do list of […]

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The Importance of Corporate Culture

Culture is Important Corporate culture is becoming increasingly important in the war for talent and retention at companies of all types around the world. Corporate culture is the personality of a company and it can’t be faked. Brand & Mortar has a great corporate culture which is one of the reasons I enjoy working here and the main reason I even applied. When the call went out for a new social media community manager besides all the regular daily duties and qualifications, something stood out over any other job I was applying for, and that was a brief insight into […]

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5 Reasons Why Your Resume Is Getting Ignored

So you’ve applied for tons of marketing and advertising jobs and you aren’t getting any callbacks. Instead of being discouraged, try revamping your resume by avoiding these five common mistakes.

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Tech Skills: Learn To Build Your Own Websites

Tech skills are fast becoming one of the greatest additions to your work tool box; high demand, multipurpose, practical hard skills that can be used in a multitude of settings. With almost everyone needing a website for their business, personal blog or community group – being able to navigate code and website technology is becoming vital in today’s online age of virtual communication. It’s a new year and if you want to pick up some new tech skills for complete newbies the best place to start is with HTML and CSS. HTML and CSS are the foundation of website design. […]

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10 Tips to Ace Your Next Job Interview

Let’s face it, interviews are weird. They’re uncomfortable, awkward, inorganic meetings with a lot of pressure attached to them. If you’re a recent graduate, like myself, then you know these feelings all too well. Interviews suck, but they’re an inevitable and necessary part of adult life and – believe it or not – they can work to build your confidence, too. From my experience as a millennial in the job market, I’ve come up with 10 tips that cover everything you need to know to ace your next job interview. Do your research Before your interview always research the company […]

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5 Quick Ideas to Combat Blogging Block

You have a blog. You’ve made the decision to post new blog posts twice a week. Your deadline is looming ever closer and your mind starts to shut down into a blank nothingness… This has happened to me so many times. Creativity on demand can be very challenging and in moments where you find yourself stuck for ideas, you need fresh perspective to help combat the blogging block. A Brainstorm Session with Friends It’s a classic for a reason! Introducing new information, perspectives and collaborating with people is one of the easiest ways to get your creative juices flowing. Google, Google, […]

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