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Want to Attract the A-Talent? Treat the D-Talent Better

Want to hire the A-talent? I’ll tell you how: treat the D-talent better. The typical strategies to hire the best talent? Offer more money, amazing benefits, provide office perks like free food and foosball, and hope for the best. D-talent may be great talent for somebody, but not for your ...more +

6 years ago

Don’t Wait for Permission

A clip from RUNT presents: CORIZONTAL with Mark Lewman of Nemo, part of Design Week Portland 2014. Mark describes his favorite reading material, getting hopped up on Mountain Dew, and how writing an endless stream of unsolicited letters got him his first gig in publishing. RUNT. never underestimate. A professional ...more +

6 years ago

Welcome to the Workforce

I hit a professional low in the summer of 2010. I’d graduated from college six months earlier with a BA in journalism and some pie-in-the-sky aspirations of what was supposed to come next. My diet was one third Top Ramen, one third mac and cheese and one third Subway $5 ...more +

6 years ago

Creativity is Subjective, Commitment Connects

A clip from RUNT presents: CORIZONTAL with Mark Lewman of Nemo, part of Design Week Portland 2014. More to come! RUNT. never underestimate. A professional development series from The Creative Party and Mathys+Potestio, RUNT is about positioning creatives for success in their careers by providing tools and knowledge to excel. ...more +

6 years ago

Don’t Fear the Non-Compete Agreement

One of the most misunderstood and reviled aspects of employment in the State of Oregon is the Non-Compete Agreement. They scare individuals and present employers as paranoid, though there is a strong business case for them. I have been under strict non-competes as an individual and I have had to ...more +

6 years ago

Continuing Education Options – Creative Party Live

We're discussing the wide array of continuing education options for creative industry professionals with Bart Cleveland (founder, Job Propulsion Lab), Trish Carey (Assistant Director of Digital Strategies, PSU), and Cris Kelly (Director, Portland Code School). Creative Party Live is a recurring web video series that explores pressing topics facing creative ...more +

6 years ago

Tools and Tips to Free Yourself from Email Tyranny

Despite its positive points, email drains us. At work, we sit at our computers with glazed eyes and crank through hundreds of emails a day. It leaves little energy for personal email or other fun digital pursuits (not you, Candy Crush) and zaps us of the attention we could better ...more +

6 years ago

How to Build a Copywriting Career – Creative Party Live

We're discussing the ins and outs of building a copywriting career with Amber James (founder, Copywriter Conclave of Portland), Freelance Copywriter Extraordinaire Jaye Davis, and Page Jensen-Slattengren (producer, Tequila Mockingbird). Creative Party Live is a recurring web video series that explores pressing topics facing creative industry professionals. It brings together ...more +

6 years ago

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