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Why Should You Be on LinkedIn?

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Still don’t know why you should be on LinkedIn?

Watch bellow Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn explaining how this platform can benefit your career and your network.

Career Outlook: The Best Graphic Designer Jobs

Monday, December 10th, 2012

By Sarah Owens Sarah loves music, theater, films and books. She is a multi-media guru who is always hungry for information. She is originally from Akron, Ohio, and now calls the Denver area home.

After graduating from graphic design school, you will hunt for a new job. One with a fun work environment and the creative freedom to design new video games, ads or even movies.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, graphic designers made a median annual salary of $43,500 as of May 2010. Depending on your job, however, you can make upwards of $90,000 a year. By the year 2020, the graphic design field is expected to increase by 13 percent.

Most graphic design jobs ask for a bachelor’s degree, however, more experienced jobs, such as working in the movie industry, could require more schooling. Here is a complied list of some of the best paying graphic design jobs.

Advertising Agencies

Working for an advertising agency will allow you the chance to work on a wide variety of projects and services. If you like working on production and brand strategy, then this will be the perfect fit for you. What you’re working on will be for the masses, so your work on will be seen by many people. As rewarding as this is, it can also be quite difficult and demanding because of the high expectations of clients, long hours and strict deadlines, according to U.S. College Search.

Movie Industry

The best position you can get in the graphic design field is being an animator. Along with a bachelor’s degree, you will need advanced courses in animation — 3-D, advanced illustrations and model construction — according to Graphic Designer HQ. Advanced courses can be found at a graphic design school. Big opportunities can come your way, working with big names like Pixar Animation Studios, DreamWorks SKG and Disney. Landing a job with the movie industry can get you $79,000 to $100,000 a year.

Set Designer

If you love creativity and the arts, becoming a set designer would be a perfect fit. Being a set designer allows you to create fun and interesting sets for the theater or movie industry. Depending on your employer, you may be able to have full creative access to design sets for Broadway plays like “Wicked,” “The Wizard of Oz” and “Beauty and the Beast.” You get to make the audience believe in the world that’s being created by the actors, which can be a very fulfilling job. The salary ranges from $40,000 to $60,000.

Video Game Artist

Do you like to play video games? Then you could mesh well in the video game design field, and lucky for you there are great opportunities to be a video game designer. The salary depends on whether you work for a major, well known video company or if you work for a smaller company.

Publishing Firm

Sometimes, audiences pick up a book based on the cover. Sure, “50 Shades of Grey” and “Twilight” weren’t incredibly interesting to look at compared to romance novels, but it grabbed a readers attention. Working at a publishing firm will allow you to create products for a variety of mediums: books, newspapers, magazines, business directories as well as electronic publications.

 

 

2013 Internship USA Trends

Sunday, December 9th, 2012

53% of companies plan to hire more interns in 2013 than they did in 2012. This is an amazing news as many of you begin searching for your summer 2013 internships!

This number came from the Internships.com survey.

They surveyed over 7,300 students and recent graduates and over 300 companies to uncover how students and employers really feel about internships. They looked back at the 2012 internships season and forward to 2013.

Here are some highlights

Supply and Demand in the Internships Market

53% of companies plan to hire more interns in 2013 than they did in 2012
65% of companies received more applications in 2012 compared to 2011
63% of 2012 college graduates have completed at least 1 internship

Who Gets Hired: Employers Value Work Experience over Academic Experience

66% of employers believe interview performance and relevant work experience are the most important factors in their hiring decisions
Relevant work experience is more important to employers than strong academic performance
Employers rank college/university preference as the least important factor when hiring interns
Good News for Recent Graduates: 83% of employers would consider internship applications from recent college graduates.

Internship Experience Overwhelmingly Positive: 85% of employers say hiring interns was a positive experience while 86% of students polled say that their internship was a positive experience.

Virtual Internships on the rise: 33% of employers hire virtual interns – a 20% increase from 2011 to 2012, while 71% of students are open to the idea of completing a virtual internship.

Internships are the new interview: 69% of companies with 100 or more employees made full-time job offers to their interns in 2012.

Check out this insightful Infographic.

internships infographic 2012 Infographic: Internships Survey and 2013 Internship Trends
Courtesy of: Internships.com

How do I use My Why to find a job I love?

Friday, December 7th, 2012

In the video below, my mentor, Simon Sinek, shares some insights and tips about using your why to find a job you love.

What does your “why” mean to you? Why should you use your why to find the job you love?

Your why is your single purpose, cause or belief that serves as the unifying, driving and inspiring force for yourself.

As an individual, your Why guides your ideal and most fulfilling decisions, such as finding a job you love, maintaining friends you trust and buying the brands to which you’re most loyal.

Need help to discover your Why? Check out my video. I am giving you 3 simple steps to help you uncover your Why. Click here
 

 

How To Find And Do Work You Love

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

This is a very inspirational talk with Scott Dinsmore.

Scott Dinsmore’s mission is to change the world by helping people find what excites them and build a career around the work only they are capable of doing. He is a career change strategist whose demoralizing experience at a Fortune 500 job launched his quest to understand why 80% of adults hate the work they do, and more importantly, to identify what the other 20% were doing differently. His research led to experiences with thousands of employees and entrepreneurs from 158 countries. Scott distilled the results down to his Passionate Work Framework – three surprisingly simple practices for finding and doing work you love, that all happen to be completely within our control. He makes his career tools available free to the public through his community .

 

I love the things money won’t buy. Zig Ziglar

Saturday, December 1st, 2012

Launching an Online Business

Saturday, December 1st, 2012

Lewis Howes is teaching how to turn a small business ideas into profitable online businesses with nothing more than a laptop!

This workshop was made possible by creativeLive



Live broadcasting by Ustream

A Resource for Immigrants Entrepreneurs

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Seeking to start a business in the United States?

Need help in an intuitive way to navigate the immigration process?

Check out this new Online Entrepreneur Resource Center.

Richard Branson: how to build a brand

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Richard Branson was recently in Egypt, where he spent some time talking to eniGma Magazine about life as the head of Virgin.

One of the key points which Branson was keen to stress, was the importance of a brand name: “Your brand or your name is simply your reputation, you have to fight in life to protect that as it means everything. Nothing is more important.” Read more here

 

 



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