Building a Creative Portfolio When You Have No Experience
Feb13

Building a Creative Portfolio When You Have No Experience

By Mia Casey Depending on the creative industry you’re trying to get into, creating a portfolio when you don’t have any paid experience may seem nigh impossible. Whether you want to be a writer, designer, or pretty much any sort of creative specialist, having a portfolio is important. Not all employers may ask for examples of your work, but many do, so having a collection of samples ready is a smart move. But what happens when you...

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5 Years From Graduation – 5 Life Lessons & Hacks
Feb10

5 Years From Graduation – 5 Life Lessons & Hacks

By Becca Cole 1. Be content with what you have If you are discontent now then finding a job, finding a partner, having a kid, or getting more friends, will not fill that hole. You will still be discontent. I see this all the time – people are discontent with being single, so they find a partner. But then they are discontent with not being married so they have a big elaborate wedding, only to still feel discontent so they think they...

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Top Ten Tips for Mastering Your Elevator Pitch
Feb06

Top Ten Tips for Mastering Your Elevator Pitch

By Mia Casey An elevator pitch is a short (usually a minute or less) speech that draws people in and tells them about your work, your goals, and your interests. An elevator pitch is vital if you’re attending any sort of networking or industry event, but it is good to have one prepared even if you have no events planned – who knows when you’ll bump into an old friend who’s started a business, or get chatting to someone on the bus who...

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So Many Pies, So Little Time: How to Cope as the ‘Go-To’ Person in Your Organisation
Feb03

So Many Pies, So Little Time: How to Cope as the ‘Go-To’ Person in Your Organisation

By Kathleen Connolly I remember when I was in high school all of my friends would call me an ‘old soul’. Someone they could talk to when things got tough. Someone they trusted for advice when they couldn’t make a decision. And someone who mysteriously knew where to look to find the most obscure items. Funnily enough, I have managed to turn these qualities into a career and inadvertently become the ‘go-to’ person in many of the...

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