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Part salesperson, part customer-service rep, an account manager is all about doing whatever it takes to get the job done. If putting a smile on someone else’s face tickles your fancy, this may be your job. Read on to be sure. What exactly does an account manager do? An account manager is the liaison between an…

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You’ve got a thing for fonts, drool over drop caps, and go crazy for color, and you’re all about visual storytelling. You would rock at a graphic designer job. Check out what some actual graphic design professionals say about the job. What exactly does a graphic designer do? A graphic designer creates visual concepts to…

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If you have a design background, a keen interest in digital products, and a desire to work in the tech industry, then a UX or UI designer career might be your calling. However, you might wonder: What exactly do UX/UI designer jobs entail, and how does one embark on this career path? You’re in the…

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Whether you’re a first-time mom, a mother of school-age kids, or the parent of children that have already flown the coop, you’ve got parenting tales. And there are plenty of parenting publications that are looking for brilliant and original ideas from freelance contributors on the highs and lows of raising children—and everything in between. Here are seven markets……

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A perennial favorite among starry-eyed globetrotters, National Geographic Traveler is more than just a magazine. According to features editor Amy Alipio, the colorful, photography-dense publication is the “world’s most trusted source for travel inspiration, planning and experience, whether in print or on digital platforms.”

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If it matters to women, it matters to Marie Claire. Its roots are in France, where an original version was founded in 1937 to celebrate women’s beauty and fashion. The U.S. edition launched in New York City under Hearst’s empire of publications, and more than half a century later, its pages reflect the allure, honesty and stories of womanhood.

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In honor of Earth Day, we dove into our job board to gather 12 current openings that focus on the environment or sustainability issues. If you’re passionate about eco issues, and looking for a new job, one of these earth-friendly even dozen may be just the one to help you and your career turn over…

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The first step in drawing up your new resume is to pick the type of job you are aiming for. You earned your degree and have a world of opportunities. It can be overwhelming to define a career goal. The good news is that you don’t have to choose one industry or one job.

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If you’re looking for a job in media, you probably know you have to clear your social media accounts of anything that would raise a hiring manager’s eyebrows. Deleting the party pics and political rants are a great start, but there’s more work to be done. We talked to Talia Williams, a CNN recruiting manager, to…

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Podcasts are everywhere, and according to Pew Research they’re more than just a passing trend; the number of Americans who listen to podcasts has doubled in recent years. These downloadable audio files entertain listeners with everything from stories of true crime to the marvels of science. But podcasts can also be great resources for valuable…

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Welcome to week 11 of The Weekend Job Search, our ongoing series that breaks the whole job-search process into 13 totally doable to-do items. Last week, you got to know the company and position you’re interviewing—or hoping to interview with—by doing your research. This week, you’re going to develop a job-landing response to the holy…

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You’ve no doubt heard about social media gaffes—inappropriate newsjacking, personal posts ending up on company accounts—that get marketing professionals fired. But what do people do on social media that can help them get hired? According to Pew Research Center, more than one in 10 social media users say information they’ve posted on social media has helped…

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We’ve all been there. You walk into an interview feeling on top of the world. You know you have mad skills. But then the questions start and all that confidence disappears faster than that selfie on Snapchat. While dressing the part, making eye contact and being a team player still count, the increased focus on…

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In a world where even your grandmother has a favorite meme, there’s no excuse for marketers to not know what brands are doing social media best. Being able to spot greatness—and storing those great ideas to use later—can help up your own marketing game and showcase enthusiasm employers will appreciate. Watch and learn from these…

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Posting your video on your blog, social media channels—including that traditional business outpost, LinkedIn—will move your job search in the right direction.

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As you kick off your career, you probably get lots of advice from just about everyone you know. And maybe some from people you don’t know. But we’re pretty sure none of that counsel stacks up to the pearls of wisdom from these experts who have not only been in your shoes and lived to…

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When you think of using social media in your job search, the first thing that probably comes to mind is LinkedIn. While your gut instinct is correct—LinkedIn is a powerful platform for job seekers—chances are you’re under-utilizing the power of Instagram to help you land a job that’s great for you. Next time you’re about…

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You did it. You survived the interview process, and now you’re ready to impress at your new job. Maybe you’ve already arranged a few personal items on your desk to keep you motivated—a graduation photo, some Emerson quotes, the lucky fortune you got with your Chinese food last night. That’s a good start, but it’s…

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Twitter is great for keeping up with celebrity gossip. But it’s even better for staying up to date with the latest industry trends. Be sure to keep these marketing stars on your radar. Neil Patel @neilpatel Follow popular columnist and founder of KISSmetrics for inspirational quotes and links to his latest blog posts and webinars…

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If you’re new to the job market and seeking your first “real” job, you’re probably wondering: What exactly do employers want in entry-level hires? That’s probably especially true if you’re just getting out of college; those years on campus probably filled you with book knowledge and plenty of high hopes for the future, but very little idea of…

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Melissa Shaw is the associate director of events for the Clio Awards. Here’s how she got her current position, and how she’s getting herself ready for the next stage of her career.

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Grab a book off the list and fill your brain with industry knowledge and top career advice.

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John Tejada is a video producer at Adweek. Here’s how he got his current position, and how he’s getting himself ready for the next stage of his career.

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Aneya Fernando is a web editor at Adweek. Here’s how she got her current position, and how she’s getting herself ready for the next stage of her career.

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Lindsey Varghese is Mediabistro’s education manager. Here’s how she got her current position, and how she’s getting herself ready for the next stage of her career.

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Yuliya Kim is a production artist at Adweek. Here’s how she got her current position, and how she’s getting herself ready for the next stage of her career.

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Being an event planner is all about throwing the most awesome shindig ever, right? For sure. But the job involves more than venue selection and decor decisions. We’ve got all the deets on this super-demanding but super-cool job. What exactly does an event planner do? It’s an event planner’s job to ensure everything related to…

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Editors, both print and online, are often on the hunt for holiday story ideas that haven’t been done a million times before. A creative pitch could help you get your foot in the door at your dream publication.

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Caveat job seeker: That job listing you’ve gotten a reply from may not be for the position you’ve been dreaming about. Job boards can be host to scammers who are looking to defraud victims who are at their most suggestible and vulnerable—that is, job seekers who are so eager to land a position that they…

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Hey there! Welcome to week 6 of the #WeekendJobSearch, our ongoing series that breaks the whole job-search process into 13 totally doable to-do items. Last week, we updated your resume, making it application-ready. (Have you given it a spin and put in a few applications already?) This week, we’re all about networking—taking a few small steps toward…

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It’s week 8 of our #WeekendJobSearch, our ongoing series that breaks the whole job-search process into 13 totally doable to-do items. Last week, we helped you power your network even further by getting you enrolled and involved in professional associations or LinkedIn groups. This week, we’re helping you prepare for your next job interview… even if it…

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Sure, you can write your own resume, but if it’s not landing you interviews—or as many as you’d like—it might be time to hire a professional resume writer. A professionally crafted resume has the power to get you noticed, showcase your best accomplishments and even cover up those gaps in your career—like when you got…

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Welcome to week 12 of the #WeekendJobSearch, our ongoing series that breaks the whole job-search process into 13 totally doable to-do items. Last week, you developed an elevator pitch to up your interview game. This week, you’re going develop a new skill to add to your resume and Linkedin profile. The #WeekendJobSearch Assignment #12 Learn…

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Everywhere you look, there is a new video platform popping up. The popularity of Periscope, Facebook Live and Snapchat proves social video is here to stay. So for all you marketers and media professionals, how does the emergence of social video fit into your marketing strategy? Get the answer to this question and more by joining us on Thursday,…

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Heading into the summer, you’ve probably got vacation, beach days and outdoor concerts on your mind. But how about your job search? The job market is looking up for the first time in almost a decade, with companies experiencing hiring sprees, and wages finally outpacing inflation. Now’s not the time to sit back and zone…

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Edible Jersey—part of Edible Communities, a network of more than 100 local publications produced and distributed across the country—has been around since 2007. And lest you think the Jersey food scene is all hot dogs and funnel cakes at the Shore, executive editor Joy Manning’s magazine proves otherwise: New Jersey is the Garden State, after all.

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Philadelphia—and the entire southeastern Pennsylvania region, from downtown Philly to Lancaster and Lehigh Valley—has much more going on in its food scene than famous local cheesesteak joints. There’s a whole culinary world out there—one that Joy Manning, as editor of Edible Philly—works to document.

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Welcome to week 10 of The Weekend Job Search, our ongoing series that breaks the whole job-search process into 13 totally doable to-do items. Last week, you had a mock interview with a friend or family member, and with any luck did a lot to anticipate any tricky questions, and allay your jitters. This week,…

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You’ve got a meeting about a prospective new job on the horizon, and even though you’ve been prepping for it, you can’t help but wonder if you’re really ready for that job interview. We spoke to a few hiring veterans from top digital media companies, and compiled a final checklist, to help you gauge whether you’re good…

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Your resume is one of the most powerful tools in your job search, but it might be full of words that drain it of its strength. “[Buzzwords] once had meaning, but they have been repeated so often that hiring managers gloss over them,” says Mitchell Langbert, associate professor of business management at Brooklyn College. To…

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Welcome to week 9 of The Weekend Job Search, our ongoing series that breaks the whole job-search process into 13 totally doable to-do items. Last week, we helped you prepare for your next job interview, even before it’s on your calendar. This week, we’re helping you prep for the interview itself by doing a little role-playing…

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Friday’s almost here; can you feel it. As you start formulating those weekend plans, be sure to slate in time to catch up on the latest Mediabistro career and job search coverage—you know, in case you missed it. Check out the links below now, or add them to your polish-off-before-the-weekend to-do list. 1. Update Your Resume—Painlessly,…

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Between cramming for finals, devising thesis statements and killing it in Greek Week lip-synch contests, it’s easy to breeze through college without successfully setting up a path for your career. It’s no wonder some future bosses are skeptical of recent grads’ readiness for the workplace: Fewer than 30 percent of employers think that graduates have…

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Welcome back! We’re on week 7 of The #WeekendJobSearch, our ongoing series that breaks the whole job-search process into 13 totally doable to-do items. Last week, we helped you start networking, taking a few small steps toward connecting you with professionals and influencers in your field. This week, we’re powering your network even further by getting…

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Lots of companies have a business development director, including yours. And there are business development director openings on the job board. Yet you’re not sure what the position entails or if it’s the right job or ambition for you. Well, wonder no more. We asked a couple business development directors to tell you all about…

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If you work in marketing or in digital media—or are looking to work in marketing or digital media—you need a good understanding of web analytics. Having a solid a grasp on the fundamentals—who comes to your site, what pages they visit most, how many visitors become customers, where visitors tend to “drop off” and leave…

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It’s official: We’re rounding out our first month into The #WeekendJobSearch, our ongoing series that breaks the whole job-search process into 13 totally doable to-do items. Last week, we cleaned up your social channels and created a LinkedIn headline and summary that attracts and engages recruiters. (If you’re just jumping in now, check out Week 1,…

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Hey! Welcome to week 5 of the #WeekendJobSearch, our ongoing series that breaks the whole job-search process into 13 totally doable to-do items. Last week, we showed you how to research your top companies to target employers you’d like to reach out to for informational interviews, and start your intel-gathering for when you get a real…

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If you’re looking for a new job, the best way to get noticed isn’t show-off-y tactics like video resumes or sending gifts to hiring managers. Nope, to get yourself to the top of the pile at your company of choice, it helps most to know somebody on the inside. You need an employee referral. An…

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You found the perfect job on the boards, and turned in a resume and cover letter awesome enough to land you an interview. But before you meet with the hiring manager, be sure to avoid these too-common interview fails that hiring managers hate. 1. Not Doing Your Homework Failing to prepare properly for the interview sends…

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Personal Brand Is More than Your Digital Presence published on The Executive Education Navigator blog. When you think about brand identity, what most frequently comes to mind will be a company logo, overall business reputation and the products associated with a business. Yet one of the most important brands you can focus on to support…

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If you work in social media, or if your job has anything to do with creating or posting content to Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and the rest, you’re probably feeling a little worn out. (Social media never sleeps!) And you’re probably wondering what next step to take in your career. Fear not. With a little analysis…

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Great news: You’ve just started a new job. Not so great news: Turns out, a few weeks or months in, you realize it’s not the right one for you. You’re wondering: Is it too soon to start looking for a new job? Are old rules—like the one that says you have to stay in a…

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As spring continues to warm up, so do companies’ plans to hire. Check out new listings on our job board, and read these new career-advice articles to help you turn up the heat on your job search. 1. Reframe the way you think about failure. Next time you fail at something, remember it’s a stepping…

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One key to crafting a persuasive presentation is knowing the expectations of your audience. A job interview is no different. Your words matter. Prospective employers are looking for candidates who communicate clearly, courteously and professionally. Aspects of our personal speaking style can be an asset or a drawback.  Fortunately, becoming mindful of our verbal tics…

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You probably don’t need us to tell you, job seeker: Today’s job search is no sprint. It’s a marathon that spans months rather than miles. The average job search takes anywhere from six weeks to three months, but if you’re looking for a media job, the time is often far longer. Anecdotal evidence suggests that…

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A career in advertising can be a notorious slog, especially at the beginning. Working grueling hours on dog’s-breakfast accounts, watching 99 percent of your ideas—often the best ones—die on the vine, then swallowing your rage when clients insist on mangling the few gems that actually survived the meeting. But for the creatives who have the talent…

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