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Revisit Roundup: Building Your Portfolio

September 1, 2016

  First impressions matter. Whether you’re going on a date or a job interview, there’s always pressure to share the best parts of yourself. Most recently, Richmond UX hosted a talk with Jason Cranford Teague about portfolios. It gave me a chance to revisit several of my previous blog posts because a lot of the […]

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Revisit: Were We Raised to be Generalists?

August 9, 2016

  After years of wearing all the hats, it turned out I could specialize in something. But only because I appreciate the greater context of digital marketing. I spent the last few years in marketing agencies and it’s easy to specialize there. You’re a copywriter, you’re a designer, you’re a developer. If you’re on a […]

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Revisit: Hi, My Name is Emily, and I’m Pro-Corporate

July 22, 2016

Yep, the corporate life is totally for me. Since I’m in a new role “in-house” after four years at agencies, it seemed like this was one of the best posts to revisit as part of looking back. I wrote the original six years ago before I was in totally free, creative environments. The fact that […]

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Seven Years…

March 13, 2015

LinkedIn reminded me that it’s been seven years since I started this little blog. What’s crazy is that I’m not even focused on writing about tips, tricks, and perspectives — I’m focused on applying it. But with a little reminder comes a nudge to revisit the blog that started it all and reflect. Yep, this is […]

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Career Action Plan Off-Roading

July 11, 2012

One of the many exercises I did during my job search was to pull together a Career Action Plan. This was the projected plan of types of jobs and promotions I hoped to have in the future. Included were also the company types and the experiences I wanted to have. This was a great exercise […]

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I am Not Part of the 99%

November 8, 2011

Like every stereotype out there, I feel like I’m am being smashed in with a vast generalization that just because I don’t make millions of dollars, I am part of the disgruntled 99% crowd. I am not part of the 99%. And I really don’t like these people speaking on behalf of me. I guess […]

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LinkedIn Report: Top Office Pet Peeves

September 28, 2011

There have been many a time when someone has come rushing into my office, shut the door and said, “OMG, that woman is going to drive me up a wall! She keeps putting all her peanut-buttery dishes in the dishwasher and so we have to run it twice. Just rinse things off!” Maybe it’s not […]

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Career Action Plan

August 24, 2011

As I finished my internship this summer, I made sure that I was able to get feedback from my bosses to take with me for the future. Essentially, I wanted as close to a performance review as I could get. Not just the, “You did a good job this summer, keep it up!” message I […]

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Oxygen Mask Business

August 9, 2011

If you have ever flown, you know that you must put on your own oxygen mask before attempting to help others. You can’t help someone if you’re about to keel over yourself. I’ve broadened that concept and begun to piece together a personal philosophy called Oxygen Mask Business. This shouldn’t be considered a new approach […]

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