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Three Steps to a Successful Digital Cleanse

no emailIf you’re planning on cutting back your digital presence the next several days, good luck!

Half-kidding. It’s more like good for you!

We’re impressed by your motivation but you may not even realize how attached you are to your device until you deprive yourself from logging on. Thanks to a few tips outlined in Inc., there are indeed ways to survive and thrive sans technology (at least for a few days). Read more

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Mediabistro Job FairLand your next big gig! Join us on Janaury 27  at the Altman Building in New York City for an incredible opportunity to meet with hiring managers from the top New York media companies, network with other professionals and industry leaders, and land your next job. Register now!

Two Squarespace Employees Replicate Masterpieces at the Office

Courtesy of @FoolsDoArt on Instagram

Courtesy of @FoolsDoArt on Instagram

How’s this for productivity during coffee breaks at the office?

Francesco Fragomeni and Chris Limbrick, two Squarespace employees, have two rules posted on their Instagram account, FoolsDoArt.

“All props must be found in office and all editing done on a phone.” Essentially, they remake famous paintings in the office. Read more

Four Ways to Stand Out From Other Job Seekers

handshake2This just in…according to data from The Creative Group, advertising and marketing executives receive an average of 23 resumes for every position they need to fill. As for interviewing itself, they meet six job seekers before extending an offer.

We’re actually surprised the number of resumes isn’t a lot higher! Whether it’s 223 or 23, there are several ways to stand out from the pack during your job search. Read more

Workers Unite & Enjoy That Day Off: The Backstory on Labor Day

And now for something completely different…

If you’ve been working hard the whole year, it’s time to enjoy a break on Monday!

Here are some facts you may not know about Labor Day, courtesy of the Department of Labor:

  • The first recognition for Labor Day by the government was passed in 1885 and 1886.
  • The first state bill was introduced to New York whereas the first state law was issued in Oregon in 1887.
  • Individual states observed the holiday by legislative enactment such as Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York. Soon thereafter, Connecticut, Nebraska and Pennsylvania were on board, too.
  • Sensing a trend, 23 additional states observed the holiday by 1894 to honor workers.
  • On June 28 that year, Congress declared the first Monday in September a legal holiday.
  • For the scoop on the history surrounding the founders themselves, check out our post from last year.
And in the spirit of the holiday, we’re logging off now. Your friends at MediaJobsDaily hope you are logging off, too.

TheLadders Survey Reveals Correlation Between Short Names & High Salaries

Let’s say your name is Robert. Maybe you should go by Bobby at work? Check that — why not Bob instead? According to a recent report released by TheLadders, the shorter the name, the better (when it comes to your wallet, that is).

Upon analyzing the first names of the site’s six million members against factors such as industry, salary level and location, their experts concluded a correlation between the number of letters in a name and actual salary ranges.

So, if you want to go by Bobby instead of Bob, it’ll cost you about $7,200. Here’s why: Every letter added to a name decreases a salary by $3,600. This could equate to almost $288,000 over a 40-year career for dear ol’ Bobmeister! Read more

Would You Stay With an Employer That Demoted You?

If you’re in tune to the latest TV headlines (and even if you’re not), listen up. Randy Jackson was demoted from a judge to a mentor on American Idol and then was named a judge again.

So, the question is, similar to Randy’s situation, would you remain with a company that demoted you?

Of course, in a slow economy the first reaction is probably, “Yes.” After all, finding a new job isn’t too swift these days but maybe you would start to look right away? Read more